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Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Afro-centrism, the Offspring of Euro-centrism?

Whatever the name, Black Studies, Africana studies, or African American Studies, university disciplines designed for understanding African history have a problem of attempting to be too Black. When I say “too Black” I’m not saying that Africana culture (relates to both African and African-Diaspora culture) is annoying, but that the way that scholars handle it […]

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Is Race to the Top Working?

Is Race to the Top Working? Cynthia Gordy, The Root | March 30, 2011 There’s a new conversation bubbling up these days at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware. “We’ve been researching best practices, visiting other schools to learn about programs that have worked for them, and we are constantly talking about what’s […]

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Black Flight

You ever get on a plane and as you head to your economy seat slow down to look at the people in first class? I mean, we are all heading to the same place and at least for the course of the flight, we all live in the same neighborhood. But up front, they got […]

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Black People Don’t Play/Like Hockey

Working in sports has its advantages and disadvantages. With my last team, the first question anyone ever asked when they learned where I worked was: can I get tickets? Now, the reaction is completely different. “YOU work in hockey?” Yes, I work for a hockey team. “Are you the ONLY Black person in the office?” […]

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Dance for the Dead—Turf Dancing Movement Goes Global

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia Editor’s Note: YO!TV met up with Kash Gaines and Royshawn Thompson, two turf dancers from YAK Films who have starred in a series of RIP videos that show dancers memorializing their friends who have been killed on Oakland’s streets. Valerie Klinker is a content producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.

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Security heightened at Port Huron school after hit list targeting black students found

Security heightened at Port Huron school after hit list targeting black students found Detroit Free Press | March 29, 2011 Extra security is in place at a Port Huron high school after school officials discovered a hit list targeting black students. The list of seven to nine students was found written on a bathroom wall […]

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South Africa, a Poem and a Moment to Look Back

Amandla…Ngawethu. This is a poem for South Africa. This is a vocal articulation of tones that ring sounds and speak clicks for the rainbow nations eleven languages. This is for Amaqabane, Comrades, and Abuntu. This poem is for the 27 minute boat ride to Robben Island jail, where Mandela spent 27 years before becoming the […]

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Boy Saves Local Library From Closing

Fox Atlanta | March 29, 2011 Budget cuts meant a DeKalb County library branch was set to close at the end of this month, but then a 12-year-old boy stepped in. It was a first person civics lesson for 12-year-old home schooled sixth grader Sekondi Landry. The DeKalb County boy spent hours at the library […]

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Why black students struggle with science

Why black students struggle with science Janelle Richards, The Grio | March 24, 2011 Black undergrads are struggling in science. It’s a myth that they don’t like the subject, or just aren’t interested. In fact, in their freshman year of college, black and Hispanic students have the same degrees of interest in science careers as […]

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Men who nip, tuck and suc..

If you don’t already know, time is a cruel mistress who demands her “pound of flesh” by yearly ripping away our youth and vitality.   Among my close circle of friends, all in our mid-to-late 20s, we have each begun taking action to thwart her evil plan.  The telltale signs of aging are starting to become […]

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