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Collateral Damage

I don’t know if Eddie Long is gay; I don’t know if these allegations of sexual abuse are true.  I suspect, however, that on some level they are, and that Eddie Long, again  on some level, probably enjoys the (sexual) company of men.  As a rule, I think just about everybody is a little bit […]

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Nicki Minaj leaks “Right Through Me,” Prepares To Take Over The Earth….

And if it isn’t clear to you already, let me emphatically state that Nick Minaj is going to be a superstar.

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Nuance: Are “Liberals/Radicals/Progressives” to blame for Eddie Long’s Misuse of Power?

It’s six in the morning and I am asking myself the question, “How do you have a more nuanced conversation about Eddie Long’s sexual indiscretions and misuse of power without demonizing the Black Church or silencing the three young men’s stories by wholeheartedly denying the acts ever happened?” Honestly, it appears as if the conversation […]

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Black Tongues Get Bombs

Would someone please walk with me and ease my fears of fighting giants amused by the sight of my teeth eating dirt? My first experience of Philly left my legs in a sprint running away from a specific street intersection because it occurred to me that there stands land that will never be mine, that […]

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Internetting while black

My friend and I have a joke (and I’m sure tons of other people) that the worst thing to happen to black people was integration. However, I’ve been distancing myself from that joke and not because I live in multi-culti New York and not because I love the good part of gentrification (the little intimate […]

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Weekly News Roundup

September 13, 2010 – September 19, 2010

Jobless youth ‘a time bomb Caiphus Kgosana, Times Lives, September 19, 2010 Empowerment Program Offers Youths a Second Chance Ronnie Figueroa, South Florida Times, September 18, 2010 Youth unemployment affects mental health and wellbeing new report shows Ruth Dayspring, Black Mental Health, September 17, 2010 City Takes on Youth Violence Prevention Jonathan Friedman, The Lookout, September 17, 2010 Youth […]

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A Review: Waiting for Superman

Tonight I got the opportunity to watch a private viewing of the new critically acclaimed documentary film titled Waiting for Superman, made by director Davis Guggenheim (who won a 2006 Academy Award for An Inconvenient Truth). It is being released this Friday (A must see). The film delves through the various facets of the failing education […]

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Girls Have To Do What They Can

The pressure is on for Afghani women to predict the gender of the children they give birth to and the pressure is on for those children to be boys.  An Afghani custom that seems to have gone on for years is to dress one young girl in the family as a boy, cut her hair short and have […]

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The Devil Wears Populism On His Sleeve

If one were to just read the preamble of the United States Constitution it would be reasonable for them to believe that this country is a system based on pluralistic values and populism: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for […]

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The Fantasy of Football

A few years ago during a trip to Las Vegas, NV (the only place not named Fort Wayne, Indiana where my father willingly spends the night), I spied Doug Williams in the food court of an outlet mall.  My father, sister, and I were sitting at a table eating crappy fast food when I spotted […]

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