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Rhythm and Blackness

By tamara @tamaracg 1:00 pm March 10, 2010 “She dances like a Black girl.” What? Is there something distinct about the way in which we move or speak that is noticeably…Black? Before, I would have denied this. There’s no way you can identify movement or speech as distinctly Black. Right? Maybe.

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Know Your Rights

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 3:07 am March 10, 2010 Tonight I attended a forum at my school about racial profiling. I heard various opinions about what people think it is, how to confront it, and what should be done if it happens. The theme of the night was sustaining the energy and outrage—when profiling does occur—so […]

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Women Have Things Covered

By Asha 12:15 pm March 9, 2010 For a long time husbands had been notoriously recognized for outshining, outworking and “bringing home the bacon for” their wives. After a short marriage and divorce in 1991, followed by 19 years of hard work and accomplishment, Kathryn Bigelow has shown ex-husband, James Cameron, that she’s got things covered […]

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Jail vs. No Ceilings

By edward 3:31 am March 9, 2010 I’ve always been a fan of Dwayne Carter Jr. Before Young Money Entertainment existed, before all the Carter albums, and even before the “bling bling” phenomena I liked Weezy.  The pint-sized rapper from Hollygrove, New Orleans had a guttural delivery that was edgy and catchy at the same […]

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11-Year-Old Lobbies Congress for Health Care

By Leigh 12:55 am March 9, 2010 MSNBC | March 9, 2010 At the age of 7, Marcelas Owens lost his 27-year-old mother to pulmonary hypertension after losing her job and health insurance. Now, the 11-year-old fifth grader is heading to Congress to advocate for health care reform.

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Revisiting an Experiment on Race

By Leigh 12:53 am March 9, 2010 ABC News | March 9, 2010

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March 1, 2010 – March 7, 2010

By Leigh 1:47 pm March 8, 2010 Kansas City wants to close half its public schools Heather Hollingsworth, ABC News, March 7, 2010 Ludacris, Foxx target black youth in social media push on HIV Steve Sternberg, USA Today Local students win annual Black History Essay Contest Hope Young, The News Star, March 7, 2010 On […]

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Mo’Nique on Mary Jones: “Everybody deserves to be loved.”

By Leigh 12:56 am March 8, 2010 CNN | March 8, 2010 Last night, Mo’Nique joined an exclusive list of Oscar-winning African-American women.  She spoke backstage about what the win meant to her as well as how she felt about her villainous character in “Precious.”

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Young People Make Film about AIDS and the Black Community

By Leigh 12:55 am March 7, 2010 via Black AIDS Institute | August 13, 2009 In “Why Us? Left Behind and Dying,” 20 Students from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh PA work with filmmakers to discover why AIDS is ravaging the African-American Community.

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Vanessa Williams Calls “The Blind Side” Another White Savior Flick

By Leigh 12:51 am March 7, 2010 ABC | March 7, 2010 Vanessa Williams spoke with the women of “The View” about what she felt about the Academy Award-winning film, “The Blind Side.”

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