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RECAP | IGNITE 2010: From the Blogs to the Blocks

By Leigh 10:49 pm October 11, 2010 October 11, 2010 IGNITE 2010: From the Blogs to the Blocks took place during BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta. It was a first of its kind gathering of the leading minds in entertainment, new media and social organizing.

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Art, Greed & Unpronounceable Symbols: Thoughts on Nas’ Scathing Letter to the Industry….

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; record labels are dinosaurs. They’re big, clumsy and growing more and more obsolete by the hour. Philosophically, I am 100% down with Nas on this issue. And besides, Lost Tapes Vol. 1 was the shit….

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Why you should enter the Black Youth Project’s Video Contest, Democracy Remixed!!!

By Fallon 8:46 am October 8, 2010 So, I am writing a blog this morning about why black youth should submit videos for the Black Youth Project’s video contest, Democracy Remixed. The first reason is that I know black youth got lots of things to say. My morning bus rides to school are never quiet […]

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“Make A Splash” Program Offers Swimming Lessons To Black Children

By Leigh 10:51 pm October 7, 2010 NBC Washington | October 7, 2010

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There are a million Guatemalas

…Tuskegee and Guatemala are drops in the bucket when it comes to testing on vulnerable populations. However, I will say what often makes some of the medical mistreatment of blacks so egregious is that we have been such important catalysts to medical discovery. So while Tuskegee was happening, whether blacks were infected intentionally or got syphilis on their own accord, there was a cure available. The withholding of treatment was not some random clerical error.

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On Motherhood and NWNW

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 6, 2010 I’m sorry y’all but this “No Wedding, No Womb” stuff is really driving me up the wall. NFL season isn’t worth talking about until my Cowboys start winning. MLB playoffs hold no status since my Astros are…my Astros. No Wedding, No Womb has even managed to wrest […]

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A Little Less Racist, A Lot Less Homophobic, and a Bit More Welcoming…Hopefullly

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 2:31 am October 6, 2010 I attended my first preparation meeting for my Cape Town Study Abroad program yesterday. I immediately felt like an outsider among the other 20+ students that I will be attending the program with. While giving introductions it became common for people to express their past study abroad […]

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Young Blacks Unlikely To Rally Behind Democrats

By Leigh 2:11 pm October 5, 2010 Young Blacks Unlikely To Rally Behind Democrats Cathy J. Cohen, BlackNews.com | October 5, 2010 Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) — When record numbers of young African Americans turned out to vote for Barack Obama nearly two years ago, political pundits predicted the start of an important and positive trend. […]

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The Real Bullies

By Asha 12:15 pm October 5, 2010 After the several suicides of gay American teens in the past few weeks, major news outlets, celebrities, and politicians have addressed this issue of bullying… mainly in schools. And while I, currently in high school, hear epithets muttered under breaths, see the carelessness of hateful words, and see […]

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Why Won’t Blue And Red Play With Black?

By edward 8:00 am October 5, 2010 The election of America’s first Black President in 2008 ushered in what many believed to be a post-racial America. A country historically embittered by racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia could finally boast a grand success in the realm of identity politics. On the fateful night of November 4, […]

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