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D.R.O.P. Squad

In the 1994 movie DROP Squad, an underground militant organization spots Black Americans who have sold out, exploited or otherwise turned their backs on their race and then puts them through a rigorous D.R.O.P. (Deprogramming and Restoration of Pride). Every time I watch Bruford Jamison Jr. get dropped, I wonder who among us deserves to […]

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Please Ask, Do Tell

“I don’t want no feminine person defending me in the army” I try not to be desensitized by comments like this. I try to be as offended as I was the first time I encountered ignorance. But in reality, once you hear something for so long, it can never strike you in the same way […]

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Discipline rate of black students in Del., elsewhere is probed

Discipline rate of black students in Del., elsewhere is probed Nichole Dobo, USA Today | October 17, 2010 WILMINGTON, Del. — The U.S. Department of Education‘s office of civil rights is investigating whether black male students are punished disproportionately in theChristina School District in Wilmington andNewark, one of five districts nationwide under scrutiny for its discipline record. […]

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Is That A Whale Or A Congressional District?

As a youngster I always ate more than my share- literally. Growing up in a traditional Southern Black household, my diet would have probably brought Michelle Obama to tears. Collard greens, macaroni and cheese, turkey wings, neckbones, black eyed peas, and peach cobbler were frequently on my dinner table (I should probably stop listing foods […]

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From:1910 Osborne Place, To: the media bogeymen

On October 3-4, 2010, 10 members of the Latin King Goonies found one of their recruits, a 17 year- old wannabe, leaving the home of “La Reina [the queen].” They decided to torture him to find out if he was a “fag.”  After finding out that their potential recruit had in fact had sexual relations with “La […]

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Black voters still energized

Black voters still energized Krissah Thompson and Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post | October 15, 2010 Historically, black turnout for midterm elections has lagged behind the national average, but two new reports offer a bullish outlook for this year. A major survey conducted by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University found […]

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Weekly News Roundup

October 11, 2010 – October 17, 2010

Chicago Black Youth Political Rally Saturday October 16th Chicago Now, Harold Davis, October 16, 2010 Black voters still energized Krissah Thompson and Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post, October 15, 2010 Forum targets plight of black youth Joe Lawlor, Daily Press, October 15, 2010 Rising dropout rate prompts Black History Bee fundraiser Robin Nichols, Record News, October […]

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WHIP Season–A Rant (or Something)

Autumn is my favorite season, but it has its low points.  Last Monday’s federal holiday, Columbus Day, is the nation-wide bat signal for America to commence with its annual “We Hate Indigenous People” season.  In other words, Columbus Day marks the moment when that United States raises its middle finger to indigenous people, and doesn’t […]

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Sesame Street:Song: I Love My Hair

I love this video so much!!!! It makes me happy!! How do you feel about it?

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PRINCE Announces “Multi-Night Stand” In New York City!

…anyone with even the slightest knowledge of this man’s onstage prowess, as well as the depth of his catalogue of music (fyi…it is ENDLESS), knows that a performance from Prince is a must-see event.

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