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Ya’ll Suck!!! (My post-election bitchfest.)

On Tuesday November 2, 2010, I began my day at the Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn. My coworker and I got there at 10 o’clock ready to get the order for our office kitchen done. I had the sniffles. Unfortunately, we didn’t leave until 3:30pm. The combination of combative white shoppers and poor minority service […]

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Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the ‘08 Show

Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the ‘08 Show Jamilah King, Colorlines, November 3, 2010 Today, as Democrats are solemnly tallying up their losses, there’s one inescapable fact about what the midterm electorate looked like: it was overwhelmingly whiter and older than 2008. The questions for President Obama now are what happened […]

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Exit Poll: Lower Turnout Among Youth and Black Voters

Exit Poll: Lower Turnout Among Youth and Black Voters CBS News | November 2, 2010 Based on CBS News’ preliminary national exit polling, Republicans are poised for significant gains in Congress. The youth vote–18-to-29-year-olds–who helped catapult President Obama into office makes up an estimated 9 percent of voters this year, compared to 18 percent in […]

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“Vote Or Die”? Whoa.

I hate Election Day. For many of the reasons Summer mentioned in her brilliant post but also because it brings out the worse in some people. These are the political zealots who believe that the world will end if everyone with a pulse doesn’t manage to find their way to a poll site. They believe, […]

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Elections, Education, & Enigmas

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU As I reminisce on voting day, I narrow my reflections down to focus on two things: the first being how I continue to lose faith in most politicians and the second being how we have an education system in America that continues to fail youth around the country.  Both of these issues I look […]

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Midterms, Free Snicker Bars, and Democracy.

Every Sunday morning after I thank the Big man above for waking me up I usually roll out of bed and turn on the Sunday political talk shows. Like a caffeine addict, I usually need my political fix around 9 am.  I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but if I was I would probably […]

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Weekly News Roundup

October 25, 2010 – October 31, 2010

Families visit Youth Challenge cadets Kyle Martin, The Augusta Chronicle, October 31, 2010 Education is central theme of NAACP speaker E. Richard Walton, Greenville Online, October 30, 2010 Anti-bullying teens pledge to ‘be an ally’ Morgan Josey Glover, News Record, October 30, 2010 Will Black Youth, The “Most Connected” Generation Ever, Vote In 2010? Staff Writer, News One, October […]

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Will Black Youth, the “Most Connected” Generation Ever, Vote in 2010?

Will Black Youth, the “Most Connected” Generation Ever, Vote in 2010? Biko Baker, Huffington Post | October 29, 2010 For young voters, November 2, 2010, like every election, is about our future. Even the 2008 presidential election. Yes, Barack Obama was a compelling candidate, but people turned out in record numbers because they believed that […]

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Preparing for the National Premiere of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls

This coming Friday, Tyler Perry’s movie, For Colored Girls, will premiere nationally on November 5, 2010. The premiere of Perry’s movie is preceded by the viral YouTube Sesame Street video; I Love My Hair, and Willow’s video, I Whip My Hair. Both videos tell a black girl story of empowerment and self-love.  The last couple […]

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The Ballot is No Silver Bullet

Dear Diddy, I suppose I am choosing death. In 2008, I voted for the last time.  I will not be voting tomorrow. Two years ago, while many were swept up in the whirlwind of hope and change, I cast what will probably be my last ballot.  I didn’t vote for Obama; I didn’t vote for McCain.  […]

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