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Monthly Archives: March 2011

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All That War Sh** Is For The Birds: Obama & Libya

In just under 30 minutes President Barack Obama gave what Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry called  “a mix of Just War Theory and classic University of Chicago IR-Realist Theory.” In a standard black suit, with a modified spread collar, and crimson colored tie, the former law school lecturer had the uniform that symbolized blood and war (red […]

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“Three Little Girls” Shot Down in Cold Blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgcVMvl-k7Av For Woman’s History Month we wanted to shed light on how violent this society is especially towards woman and girls. “Three Little Girls” tells the stories of the senseless murders of Christina Taylor Green (9 yrs old), killed during the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Brisenia Flores (9 yrs old), gunned down by anti-immigrant […]

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Weekly News Roundup

March 21, 2011 – March 27, 2011

Association of Black Collegians Hosts Hip Hop Week March 28-April 2 Staff Writer, Layfayette, March 26, 2011 Panel considers ways to combat Broward’s black male dropout rate Cara Fitzpatrick, Sun Sentinel, March 24, 2011 ‘26 Seconds’ Campaign to Engage Youth at Risk of Dropping Out of School Staff Writer, Hispanically Speaking, March 24, 2011 U.S. […]

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On Dirty Laundry

I swear I’ll stop writing about Jalen Rose and The Fab Five after this week.  I promise.  I did, however, want to beat this dead horse one more good time take a moment to make a request of my (s)kinfolk. What follows is a clip of ESPN’s Chris Broussard discussing the Jalen Rose/Grant Hill issue […]

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Prep course aimed at diversifying elite city schools fails to reach black and Latino students

Prep course aimed at diversifying elite city schools fails to reach black and Latino students Meredith Kolodner, NY Daily News | March 25, 2011 A city program aimed at diversifying the city’s specialized high schools is not making a lot of progress with black and Latino students, stats show. Just 19% of black students who went through a […]

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9 Songs Every PRINCE Fan Should Know

How can you call yourself a Prince fan (for example) if you’ve only got “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” and “1999” on your iPod shuffle? It’s just not enough. These are the 9 songs every Prince fan should know.

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Women’s Herstory Month: Do You Know Any Border-Crossing Black Women?

On the last Friday of Women’s Her-story Month, I want to honor black women who are what I call “border-crossers.” Border crossing is centered in the margins and “what moves people” . . . the fluid transmissions and the mergers. It comes out of womanism and black feminism. It comes out the frustration with borders […]

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A History Lesson for Chris Brown

Jay Smooth, Ill Doctrine | March 24, 2011 Two years after brutally beating then-girlfriend, Rihanna, Chris Brown seems to be under the impression that his fans have forgiven him, the public should move on, and the media should be gentler towards him.  Jay Smooth offers the R&B singer a reality check.

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Inhumane Gossip With A Camera and Mic: The Struggle of Chris Brown

So…Good Morning America gets their studio trashed and tilts their heads in confusion. Why the awesomeness Robin Roberts? On Tuesday Chris Brown visited the ABC morning show, where he was asked to participate in an interview. And of course after two years of repenting for the incident with Rihanna, Robin Roberts, unlike a true friend, […]

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What’s Really Behind Black Child-Abuse Stats

What’s Really Behind Black Child-Abuse Stats Katti Gray, The Root | March 24, 2011 Rates of reported child abuse are disproportionately high for black children, a fact that has long been linked to suspected racial bias by a largely white child-protection workforce. But a recently released study by Washington University researchers debunks that allegation, citing […]

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