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Monthly Archives: December 2010

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The Real Huey Newton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfotb2pwNIv I saw the controversy over the Wiz Khalifa and Currensy song called Huey Newton, including the video response by Paul Scott of the Militant Mind Militia, and being that I know both Wiz and Paul I thought I should weigh in. I certainly understand why the conscious community would be upset with Wiz and […]

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All I Want for Christmas — Celebrity Edition Part II

The postal service really needs to get its act together.  I got more letters intended for Santa. Dear Santa, I just need one of these basketball wives to be, well, a wife.  You know.  Married.  To an actual ballplayer.  I know it might be asking too much since black love is deader than disco.  Nonetheless, […]

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In the news: Aretha Franklin battling cancer, Gaga named Artist of the Year, and a special announcement!

Last week, it was reported in the press that Aretha Franklin was to undergo a mysterious surgery. Her released statement on the matter was upbeat yet vague, leaving fans and admirers guessing as to the seriousness of the situation. Well apparently the situation is indeed quite serious. Sources are telling the media that the Queen […]

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Do Black Men Have a Problem with Short Hair on Women? Heck Yeah

Recently, I’ve decided to chop off 2/3 of my natural hair that I’ve been growing for the last 7 years. Many people are asking, “Why would I do such a thing to such beautiful and lush hair?” And, I say with a resolved grin because I need change and what’s easier than changing one’s hair. […]

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The black quarterback

Where there are sports, there are rituals, superstitions, and curses. And where there is a black quarterback, there is a contentious relationship with the white head coach, a pending court case, a finished prison sentence, a lost Super Bowl, or an early benching during a game. Where’s the love? Steve McNair. Dead. Duante Culpepper. UFL. […]

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Dropout rate for Calif. black students hits 37%

Dropout rate for Calif. black students hits 37% Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle | December 8, 2010 More than a third of California’s African American public high school students dropped out before graduation day, a startling number and one that’s on the rise, according to 2009 data released Tuesday. The 37 percent African American dropout rate, […]

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What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Platform and Program

December 4th 1969. Officers raided Fred Hampton’s apartment, where he lay asleep (perhaps even drugged) in bed next to his pregnant girlfriend. All because of what he wanted and what he believed. Long before Fred Hampton’s meteoric rise, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was the target of a well executed smear campaign led by […]

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The Knowledge of Resources & a Series of Too Many Questions

Last week a black male college student told me that he wasn’t going to study abroad due to monetary issues. I flipped. Sometimes I feel that individuals create barriers for themselves, ones that in reality don’t even exist. Barriers that are only solidified because of a lack of information flow aka not knowing. So my […]

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Challenging a Segregated and Unequal School System

Challenging a Segregated and Unequal School System Donna Nevel, Huffington Post, December 6, 2010 That our nation’s schools are segregated and unequal has been well-documented. In fact, according to a recent report of the Civil Rights Project, UCLA, “Schools in the United States are more segregated today than they have been in more than four […]

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Why Sarah Palin Is The Political Version Of Soulja Boy

To say the meteoric rise of Sarah Palin in the political world has been unexpected would be an understatement. Less than 10 years ago Palin was the Mayor of a small town in Alaska with a population of barely over 10,000 people. Before she was making a living off of political gaffes, she was winning […]

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