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Monthly Archives: November 2010

November 1, 2010 – November 7, 2010

By Leigh 2:07 pm November 9, 2010 African-American community mobilizing to defuse youth violence Huey Freeman , Herald Review News, November 7, 2010 Student violence: A manifestation of general political culture Staff Writer, Daily Mirror, November 6, 2010 Organizer says Democratic Party didn’t reach out to minority youth Eugene Kane, Journal Sentinel News, November 6, […]

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Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

By Leigh 1:12 pm November 9, 2010 Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected Trip Gabriel, New York Times | November 9, 2010 An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of […]

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Let’s Have A Toast To #RealTalk: Why Kanye Is Right.

By edward 10:53 am November 9, 2010 Why should I waste this blog space to talk about a pretentious, insecure, scumbag who pats himself on the back so much that his shirts have handprints? Why should I defend the “jerk” as President Obama would call it, that stole a poor innocent girl’s spotlight on national […]

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BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ Awards this Weekend


By Leigh 10:08 pm November 8, 2010 This weekend, BET will host the third annual “Black Girls Rock!” Awards in which black women and girls will be honored for the contributions they have made in their careers and their communities.  A few weeks ago, NBC featured the non-profit organization, which was founded six years ago. […]

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Violence After Sentence in Oakland Killing

By Leigh 12:12 pm November 8, 2010 Violence After Sentence in Oakland Killing Jesse McKinley and Malia Wollan, New York Times | November 5, 2010 OAKLAND — Protesters vandalized storefronts and clashed with the police here on Friday night after a white former transit police officer was given what they considered to be a light sentence […]

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Roy G. Whiz Redux

By Summer M. 8:00 am November 8, 2010 One of the greatest phrases I’ve learned in graduate school is “not being bound by the text.”  Essentially, the term serves as a euphemism –and excuse–for not reading the assignment while simultaneously validating whatever jargon-soaked comment(s)  one might offer during class discussion, because the folks who read […]

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Beyond the Bricks


By Leigh 10:11 pm November 7, 2010 Beyond the Bricks BeyondtheBricks.com If you will be in the Chicago area on October 30th, you are welcome to attend the Beyond the Bricks Town Hall Meeting.  The event will start at 10 am and will feature panelists from the Black Youth Project among others.  Click here for […]

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First Posthumous Michael Jackson Album Gets A Release Date! (and controversy ensues….)

Obviously, this is exciting. But it is also very problematic and, as with anything associated with Michael Jackson post-Thriller, very controversial.

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Tyler Perry’s Premiere: Another For “Real” Colored Girl’s Story

By Fallon 9:37 am November 5, 2010 Today is the nationwide premiere of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls. Given the current reviews, I think we as black women who embody and tell black girls’ stories should prepare ourselves and our beloved ones for the emotional, physical, and spiritual consequences of Tyler Perry’s movie. Meaning, we […]

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NWA: Niggers With Albino

By Keantre Malone 4:34 pm November 4, 2010 Watch video all the way through. I don’t know what’s scarier: the black extremist advocating for genocide or the black reverend who makes white people out to be victims of unequal media coverage. No doubt, neither of them should represent black folks but the reverend is what […]

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