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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Weekly News Roundup

November 1, 2010 – November 7, 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, 2010 Is your child a victim of […]

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

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 school reform after another. But a new […]

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

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 television? Why should I go to bat […]

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

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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. ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK!: BLACK GIRLS ROCK! […]

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Violence After Sentence in Oakland Killing

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 for the killing an unarmed black man. […]

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Roy G. Whiz Redux

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 have had their thinking narrowed by the words […]

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Beyond the Bricks

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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 more details.

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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

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 should find constructive ways both online and […]

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NWA: Niggers With Albino

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 most of our successes will grow to be. […]

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