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Monthly Archives: March 2010

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DANIEL MERRIWEATHER’S “LOVE & WAR”

So as it stands, Love & War is more than a respectable debut for Merriweather. It may not separate him from the pack the way a truly classic release would, but it’s impossible not to at least like.

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Women’s Her-story Month: A tribute to Old Black Women Healers

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. –Maya Angelou So, how do you make a little black girl believe that all she has gone through does not determine her ability to […]

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Roots #NoAlexHaley

A few years ago, I took on the unbelievably complex and daunting task of constructing the maternal branches of my family tree. My first step was to sit down with my grandmother and listen as she recounted the names of her grandparents and their parents. Granny relayed some wonderful, albeit slightly inaccurate information. Beyond my […]

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So Much for that “Post-Racial” Society

Last week a student was arrested in the reg. So clearly if a person is arrested in this beautiful post-racial, progressive, and inclusive society, then it must be some just cause. Right? Witnesses say that this 5’6 black senior at University of Chicago was “wrestled to the ground and put in a headlock.” This must mean […]

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Lee Daniels on His Oscar Nominations

The Grio | March 3, 2010 Daniels: [African-Americans] have to get out of the ‘Huxtable’ mode of trying to be perfect,” Daniels said of the famous Cosby Show family. “There’s so many elements of African-American culture and families that we choose not to examine.

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Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion

Funny or Die.com | March 3, 2010 The SNL presidents of the past join together to provide words of wisdom to President Obama.

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Underclassmen Are Eager for Freedom

From 8:00 AM to 3:04 PM, 5 days a week, I am a high school student, meaning that there are teachers, administrators and other faculty members all around who can tell me what to do. On top of being a student, I am also only a sophomore. And that means that not only are there […]

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Aint Gonna Hurt Nobody To Get On Down

When I was young I had horrible dance moves. If Urkel and Carlton Banks could be synthesized into one super nerd they’d still be cooler than me. Whenever my mom would turn on the song “electric slide” in the living room I would always bump into her because my turn wasn’t that smooth. But that […]

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Weekly News Roundup

February 22, 2010 – February 28, 2010

Helping to Do Good by Looking Good David Gonzales, New York Times, February 28, 2010 San Diego students storm offices after noose found Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press, February 27, 2010 District May End N.C. Economic Diversity Program Robbie Brown, New York Times, February 27, 2010 Voices from UC San Diego’s Campus Community Heard at Teach-In […]

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