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Monthly Archives: October 2010

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The Same Ole Monsters Remain: Antoine Dodson and LGBTQ Youth

For the last month or so, I have been trying to wrap my mind around how Antoine Dodson’s instant celebrity fame helps his sister, Kelly Dodson. Yes, I know Antoine’s internet fame allowed him to move his family from a less safe neighborhood context to a safer residential area. But, the reasons why a man […]

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Obama tries to recapture his youth vote

Obama tries to recapture his youth vote Christopher Nelson, The Grio, October 15, 2010 It may be 2010 but President Obama is trying to do what both his predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, tried to do before him, which is get young voters to “Rock the Vote”. The phrase often used during the early […]

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The Cotton-Deep Rebel Era

The black hipster: a sneaker pimp wearing nothing other than Levi skinnies below the waist and a vintage Public Enemy snap back above the forehead, selects weapons of change from an arsenal of flannels and graphic tees. In the local boutique shelves, such as Leaders 1354 in Chicago, lie images of Huey P. Newton, Rosa […]

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Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High Julianne Hing, Colorlines, October 14, 2010 The Department of Education’s complaint box is filling up. The AP reported Tuesday that the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights is receiving a record number of complaints—7,000 this fiscal year—from people who say that students’ civil rights have been violated. The […]

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Bishop Eddie Long and Male Rape

A few weeks ago when news broke about Bishop Eddie Long’s sexual exploitation of his church’s younger male patrons, one of my favorite news sites, Bossip, suggested the number would go as high as 30. I’ll admit the main blogger is a bit homophobic but for the most part, I tend to trust their sources. […]

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Let’s Remember the Fans

Sophocles once said that without labor, nothing prospers. This is true of all industries, but especially important to remember in professional sports. While the players are the face and backbone of organizations, and the owners and management function as the brains, we must not forget that it is the fans who serve the heart of […]

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Lauded Harlem Schools Have Their Own Problems

Lauded Harlem Schools Have Their Own Problems Sharon Otterman, New York Times | October 12, 2010 President Obama created a grant program to copy his block-by-block approach to ending poverty. The British government praised his charter schools as a model. And a new documentary opening across the country revolves around him: Geoffrey Canada, the magnetic Harlem Children’s Zone […]

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It Gets Better?, LGBTQ Suicide, & Pulling-Out Stories

Love always triumphs bias, love always triumphs discrimination, and love always triumphs homophobia…or at least I would like to think so. In the past 6 weeks alone there have been nine students to commit suicide due to bullying and harassment because they were LGBTQ. This not only makes me sad, but it makes me angry. […]

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Weekly News Roundup

October 4, 2010 – October 10, 2010

Anti-gay black preachers supporting lesbian mayoral candidate in Oakland, Calif. Staff Writer, Chicago News, October 10, 2010 NAACP holds event to address youth violence in St. Louis Staff Writer, KMOV News, October 10, 2010 Black youth in need of mentors Earlena Boswell, The Fam-U, October 10, 2010 Students Learn Power of the Press Nancy Chapman, […]

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I Like It On The Floor: Why Men Should Think Pink

As I wiped the residue from the corner of my eyes one morning I felt different. Somewhere in the depths of my soul I felt an inexplicable tingling sensation that was incessantly thumping. I drank a glass of water and peered out my window overlooking Lake Michigan. As I watched the unforgiving Chicago wind make […]

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