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Slim Thug on Black Women in Relationships

I would like to know what alternate universe Slim Thug is currently smoking in where it’s okay for him to comment on the state of Black women. That’s all I want to know. This week, the rapper caused a firestorm with a blog that he posted on Vibe.com that basically says Black women should lower […]

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Class and Privilege

I still struggle with the idea of privilege. I grew up in an area where the school system just recently got taken over by the federal government, there was a crackhouse right across the street from my home, and at least 8 boarded up house on my block. I would call these the manifestations of […]

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Teach Like a Champion

CNN | June 9, 2010 Author Doug Lemov studied teachers in low-income, high performance schools for five years to see what makes them great.

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Census: Multiracial US becoming even more diverse

MSNBC | June 9, 2010

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White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV Gregorio Millett, White House Office of National AIDS Policy, June 4, 2010 The toll of the HIV epidemic among Black men in the United States is staggering. CDC estimates that 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime. An estimated two-thirds of […]

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Rebirth of Rap?

Skinny jeans, mohawks, nose rings, and bad attitudes. No, I’m not referring to grunge rock of the 1990’s. I’m actually talking about hip-hop in 2010. If you are still using terms like “gangsta rap”, it is time for you to go back into the time capsule with your jeri curl and platform shoes. Of course […]

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Emily Henochowicz: A Witness who became a Victim.

In last week’s post, I wrote about the Israeli raid on the Free Gaza flotilla fleet. I mentioned the many protests that took place here in the United States and all over the world. However, I did not mention the protests  inside Palestine. Demonstrations took place in the West bank, where the lawenforcement is the […]

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Weekly News Roundup

May 31, 2010 – June 6, 2010

The Kansas City School District works to erase a tragic history Rick Montgomery, The Kansas City Star, June 6, 2010 Teens face drought in summer jobs Kathy McCabe, The Boston Globe, June 6, 2010 Outreach program spreads its wings Monique Muise, The Gazette, June 5, 2010 Boys & Girls Club support literally opens new doors […]

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Damn, Damn, Damn (LeBron) James

I’ve had my fill of LeBron James this season.  Seriously.  I’m not interested in being a witness to anything James-related until on or immediately after July 1.  I’m no longer watching interviews wherein James tells the viewing audience things we already know.  No more James free agency countdowns.  No more terrible renditions of “We Are […]

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President Obama Gives Commencement Address at Kalamazoo Central High School

WhiteHouse.gov | June 07, 2010 The President speaks about the importance of personal responsibility and giving back to the community as he delivers the commencement address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, MI. The school was the winner of the 2010 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.

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