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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Weekly News Roundup

July 19, 2010 – July 25, 2010

Parks department still molding our youth, employing competent staff Patty Martone, The News-Sentinel, July 25, 2010 Mentoring siblings of gang members Lawrence Harmon, The Boston Globe, July 25, 2010 Alabama Reading Initiative critical to continued student success Jim Cook, Dothan Eagle, July 25, 2010 Kruzan to NAACP youth: ‘Never underestimate yourselves’ Christy Mullins, Herald Times, […]

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The King Wants Rings Redux

The other day, I was talking to my so-not-a-sports fan friend, rrrr about the LeBron James situation.  I mentioned how people took real issue with the slavery as analogy aspect of the whole debate.  I know I said something about the plantation model in my previous post about LBJ, but I wanted to return to […]

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War Spending Bill Won’t Pay for Teachers’ Jobs

War Spending Bill Won’t Pay for Teachers’ Jobs Julianne Hing, July 23, 2010 Late Thursday night, the White House successfully intimidated the Senate into passing its war-spending bill without $10 billion for teachers’ jobs and other domestic spending that the House included weeks ago. Part of the money inside the war-spending bill was meant to […]

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Rick Ross’ “Teflon Don”: The Review

Rick Ross may have a questionable past (Hip Hop is the only profession in the world where being a C.O. is scandal-worthy previous employment), questionable taste in babymommas (a fact of which 50 Cent was more than happy to exploit last year), and even questionable rights to his stage name (The real Ricky Ross is not happy with our man Ricky Rozay), but there’s still no denying Teflon Don. This is a fantastic album.

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Why My Black Girlfriends and I love Shirley Sherrod: “She Wears Big Girl Drawls”

“I was working my butt off . . . I did not get to be 62  without being able to move beyond things . . . I was worried that my grandchildren would read in the history books years from now that their grandmother the First Black Rural Director for Georgia was fired by the […]

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The Kids Are All Right (spoiler alert)

I was in college and in the closet when The L Word first aired on television. My then girlfriend and I got the hookup from the dorm cable guy and each sunday night we would curl up in her twin bed to watch the episodes. Beyond the uber-feminine, white, west-coasty crunchy vibe, somewhere along the […]

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Scuffle at Meeting over NC School Resegregation

Scuffle at Meeting over NC School Resegregation Associated Press, July 21, 2010 Protesters and police scuffled Tuesday at a school board meeting in North Carolina over claims that a new busing system would resegregate schools, roiling racial tensions reminiscent of the 1960s. Nineteen people were arrested, including the head of state NAACP chapter who was […]

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A Post for Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur, like many of her contemporaries, is a product of her circumstances. As the hopeful and peaceful Civil Rights era gave way to the more ardent struggle for Black empowerment, Shakur was at a critical time in her life. Campuses and cities across the country were struggling with the Vietnam War and the continued […]

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The Church, Pedophilia & More Sexism

You probably already know this, but I believe in equality. I want to see equality in the education system, I want to see equality in the distribution of resources amongst different socio-economic backgrounds across the country, I even wish to see equality for people who serve jail time and are re-entered into society. But I […]

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Philly Girl Writes to Obama About Being Bullied

Fox News | July 20, 2010 PHILADELPHIA – A young Philadelphia girl is bullied at school. She decided that she would do something about it. She wrote a letter – to the President of the United States. 5th Grader Ziainey Stokes and her sister Naeema stopped by Fox 29 and spoke to Thomas Drayton. Ziainey […]

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