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By Leigh 11:01 am May 31, 2010 Miss. Middle School Bars Black Students From Running For Class President Russell Goldman, ABC News | August 27, 2010 After 30 years of barring black students from running for class president, a Mississippi public middle school, reversed a Jim Crow era policy today and announced students of all […]

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Commencement Season: On Not Going to College

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 31, 2010 And to think blacks spend all this money on big colleges, still most of y’all come out confused. – Arrested Development A few weeks ago, N’s daughter, E came into the living room, and asked us if she’d be “ruining [her] life” by traveling for a few […]

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Black Quadruplets Head to Yale

By Leigh 12:13 am May 31, 2010 ABC News | May 31, 2010 Kenny, Ray, Martina and Carol Crouch were all accepted to Yale University.

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Crime, Punishment and Black Politics

By Leigh 3:12 pm May 28, 2010 Crime, Punishment and Black Politics Katti Gray, Colorlines, May 28, 2010 The day bullies dared to gang up on a lone teenager smack atop Jimmy Smith’s meticulously kept lawn, his reflexes kicked in. “Sanctuary over here!” he hollered, dashing out of his Chicago home and firing his Beretta […]

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Eminem’s “Recovery” Tracklisting, and A Rant About “Going Pop”….

…Others harbored concern for the album’s stylistic direction, pointing to the aforementioned, decidedly unexpected collabos as proof that Eminem may be going “pop.” Of course, this sentiment is absurd.How can anyone consider an artist who literally sold more albums than anybody else this past decade, and put out two diamond albums (The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show have each sold 10 million copies) in a row, to be anything but pop?

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Just Wright or Not Quite Right: Queen Latifah Kissed Common, Yuck?

By Fallon 8:05 am May 28, 2010 Do you remember back in 94’ when you were about 13 years old watching Jason’s Lyric for the first time when you probably shouldn’t have been because the movie was rated ‘R,’ and you were suppose to be cleaning your room? Do you remember the feeling of preteen […]

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Twin Sisters Graduate with Identical Grades

By Leigh 12:18 am May 28, 2010 NBC News (via NewsOne) | May 28, 2010 Not only do identical twins LaTonya and LaToya harris share the same DNA, they share the same GPA as well. Their grades made them the joint valedictorian for South Garland High School in Texas.

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NYC Charter School Students Outperform Public School Students

By Leigh 3:13 pm May 27, 2010 NYC Charter School Students Outperform Public School Students Yoav GonenNew York Post, May 27, 2010 It’s not just in math and reading that charter schools are dealing out aces. New data obtained by The Post shows that charter-school kids outperformed traditional public-school kids in three of the four […]

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Arizona Cracks Down on Accents

By tamara @tamaracg 12:27 pm May 26, 2010 It seems we’ve reached a new type of nadir in American race relations. The status quo has been threatened. All of this talk about a new majority has roused some sort of fear down in Arizona and it doesn’t seem like that State is enthusiastic about joining […]

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Disclaiming “Gay”—New Black Men

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:00 am May 26, 2010 This past week I read New Black Man, by Mark Anthony Neal. (Which is generally an awesome book). However, I do have my criticisms (as I usually do for almost everything). Mark Anthony Neal in New Black Man examines the contemporary paradigms of what it means to […]

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