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20 Years after Rodney King Beating, Police Brutality Still a Major Problem for Black Youth

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By Leigh 9:44 pm March 3, 2011 CNN | March 3, 2011 (From Colorlines)  What has changed in the last twenty years is people’s access to cameras in order to film everyday interactions with police. The medium has become a crucial tool for demanding accountability for violent acts of unwarranted brutality. Rates of police brutality […]

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In White Folks News: Charlie Sheen

By anonymous 5:00 pm March 3, 2011 Not since Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan has a junkie been so popular.  Months ago when I wrote a blog about stupid white folks and how it was popular (and profitable) to be a stupid white person, I forgot to mention that it was also good to be […]

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Editorial: Poverty is root cause of racial disparities in school discipline

By Leigh 3:31 pm March 3, 2011 Editorial: Poverty is root cause of racial disparities in school discipline Dallas Morning News | March 2, 2011 The latest Texas Education Agency figures show an ongoing, sharp racial disparity in the way school administrators mete out discipline when it’s left to their discretion. Black students are three […]

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Non-Proft Offers Scholarship to White-Males Only

By Leigh 9:46 pm March 2, 2011 MSNBC | March 2, 2011 Colby Bohannan of the Former Majority Association for Equality and Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia University talk about a new college scholarship offered exclusively for white, male students.

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Black Brits Shut Out of Top Universities

By Leigh 2:38 pm March 2, 2011 Black Brits Shut Out of Top Universities Huw Evans, The Root| March 2, 2011 England’s university system has an enviable reputation, unless you are black. Even though the number of black students at English universities has tripled over the last 12 years, such students are at a disadvantage […]

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The Real Problem with the WNBA

By tamara @tamaracg 1:20 pm March 2, 2011 This summer, the WNBA will tip off its 15th season. Some are surprised that it has lasted this long. Most whine that women’s basketball isn’t entertaining. There are few dunks, very little high flying. The players aren’t as big, aren’t as strong and they aren’t as fast. […]

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February 21, 2011 – February 27, 2011

By Leigh 9:02 am March 2, 2011 Black students trail peers in graduation rates at Memphis-area universities Richard Morgan, The Commercial Appeal, February 26, 2011 Give the Children Music: Inspiring Our Youth Through Hip Hop Charles Howard, Huffington Post, February 26, 2011 Seminar in York examines hip-hop’s influence on youth Bill Landauer, Daily Record/Sunday News, […]

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The Dark Continent: Holy Capitalism

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 4:43 am March 2, 2011 Ever had a song stuck in your head? “Its the money, money and the cars, cars and the clothes…I just wanna be successful.” This past Sunday I would not help but repeat the Drake rap song in my head. What caused this hip-hop hook rotation? Nothing other […]

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Watoto From the Nile – Letter to Lil Wayne

By Leigh 9:47 pm March 1, 2011

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