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That Plan to Close Half of Detroit’s Schools? It’s Really Happening

That Plan to Close Half of Detroit’s Schools? It’s Really Happening Liz Dwyer, Good Magazine | February 23, 2011 Eminem’s acclaimed Super Bowl advertisement for Chrysler told the world that despite what you’ve heard, Detroit is making a comeback. Tell that to the city’s children, because the State of Michigan has sounded the death knell for […]

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Black Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Folks. This past weekend was the NBA’s 60th annual All-Star weekend. In a CNN article, NBA reporter David Aldridge referred to the weekend as Black Thanksgiving. Forget all the profound reasons to dispute the claim and be honest. For the basketball crazed among us, NBA All-Star weekend is something like a holiday.

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The Dark Continent: The Criminalization of the Poor

Abahlali baseMjondolo or the Shack Dwellers movement began almost six years ago in Durban, South Africa. Abahlali has become (according to their website) the “largest organization of the poor” in post-apartheid South Africa. The organization was solidified through their first protest. This protest was a “road blockade organized from the Kennedy Road settlement” to speak […]

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‘Sex Crimes Against Black Girls’ Exhibit Uses Art to Confront Incest

‘Sex Crimes Against Black Girls’ Exhibit Uses Art to Confront Incest Akiba Solomon, Colorlines | February 21, 2011 Last week, I checked out “Sex Crimes Against Black Girls,” a multimedia art exhibit that tackles many forms of sexual abuse black girls endure in the African Diaspora. The work, which will be at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plazauntil April […]

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Young Conservatives Remix Hip-Hop

Last week it was brought to my attention that liberals and radical progressives aren’t the only ones using hip-hop to promote a political agenda. Before you start having convulsions, let me assure you that Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin haven’t come out with a mixtape; even though I’m sure Mrs. Palin read my blog post […]

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How Do College Students View ‘Blackness’ at PWIs?

How Do College Students View ‘Blackness’ at PWIs? Liane Membis, Clutch Magazine, February 21, 2011 Students at Yale University are currently pondering over this question through an online project titled Yale Blackness, which was launched this February by the Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY), an organization birthed in 1969 with the goals of enhancing Black student […]

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Weekly News Roundup

February 14, 2011 – February 20, 2011

Black leaders discuss lack of minority teachers Tiffany Lankes, The Democrat and Chronicle, February 19, 2011 African American Museum of the East End Emphasizes Overlooked History Bonnie Cannon, East Hampton Patch, February 19, 2011 Education summit pushes African American pursuit of college degrees Dan Klepal, Courier- Journal, February 19, 2011 Youth organizers launch IL trans-friendly bathrooms initiative Staff […]

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A Note on the RHO Civil Rights

Last week, Fallon posted a clip of a comedy bit, The Real Housewive of Civil Rights, and asked whether the sketch was funny and/or totally inappropriate.

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How Fate Brought a Hip-Hop Pioneer and a Activist MC to Madison, Wisconsin

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It has seemed since me and Paradise the Architech began this journey of exposing “right wing” liars using the most powerful weapon on the planet, Hip-Hop, the stars have been aligning for us. From being in Oakland, CA the day of the Oscar Grant rebellion, to covering the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, to the almost perfect timing of our Tea Party video, we’ve always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. And once again, by sheer “coincidence”, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of 70,000 protesters last Friday and Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.

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An Open Letter To Lil’ Kim….

Your beef with Nicki Minaj is illegitimate on multiple levels, Kim. Such behavior is entirely unbecoming of a Hip Hop legend. And for the sake of your legacy, it really needs to stop. Game over bitch. Gatorade. Wet towel.

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