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Sing, Sing Celebrate

Today is MLK Day, and if you’re lucky, you’re chilling in bed reading this on your smartphone.  Or perhaps you’re not reading this at all.  And that’s cool.  Rosa Parks didn’t refuse to give up her seat on a bus for you to be reading blogs on your vacation day. For those who are reading […]

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High School Dealing with 90 Teen Pregnancies

Associated Press | January 14, 2011 Among the student body at Frayser High School in Memphis, some 90 girls are pregnant or have already had a baby this school year. That statistic has school officials scrambling to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

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Gucci Mane’s Bizarre New Tattoo

Earlier this week, Gucci Mane unveiled what has to be the ugliest, most absurd tattoo of all time. Amid his multiple arrests (and an extended stay in the psych ward), Gucci found the time to have a massive ice cream cone tattooed across the side of his face. Look closely and you’ll notice a small […]

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Dear Yemaja: A Year Later and Haiti Women Cry Out at Kanye West’s Monster

Dear Yemaja (Lucumi/Santeria Mother Goddess), Last year, I wrote a blog entitled, Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail. Yes, I wrote that Spirit and Spirits would rise and rattle those who seek to indebt and control Haiti. I wrote that Haiti would rise. I wrote that Vodou—a spiritual and […]

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Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy

Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post, January 12, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. – The sprawling Wake County School District has long been a rarity. Some of its best, most diverse schools are in the poorest sections of this capital city. And its suburban schools, rather than being […]

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Last Night KTD Saved My Life

Somewhere in Chicago the most promising band has its members contorting their bodies a few more times before it pries open the mouths of audiences across the world. Whether the gesture be frantic fingertips of an emcee, a rattling head of a saxophone player, or a subtle hand-to-thigh clap of a singer, the soul of […]

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Freedom of speech is a white privilege

This is the map Sarah Palin published on her site in 2010. Less than a week ago, someone reached one of those targets. Is Sarah to blame? She certainly doesn’t think so and she isn’t alone. What’s interesting about this situation though, is while a number of media outlets are speculating that Palin’s poor use […]

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Still no sign of missing student

HLN | January 12, 2011

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Chicken Trucks and Black and Milds: “The Game” Returns

Alright, so I’m a huge fan of the game. More than the storyline or subpar writing, I am a fan of the chemistry. The actors just seemed to work on that show. So like many others, I was crushed with the series was cancelled by the CW. For well over a year, I clung to […]

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The Dark Continent: The Complicated Politics of Race

One of the most crucial political acts is to define what is political. The capacity to construct political reality is the ability to define the difference between democracy and dictatorship, slavery and abolitionism, legitimacy and dishonesty. Politics or the social affairs in the context of race have been contrary to what I thought as popular […]

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