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Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Yo Momma in Black FACE: As seen by certain White Gays

Do you think of your momma or grandma as an “inarticulate black welfare mother with 19 children?” If not you might be surprised to learn that certain–largely white–gays  are paying big bucks to have one of their own dress up in drag and black-face as Shirley Q. Liquor, to be the MAMMY they never had […]

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Feeling inspired but not getting hired

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Feeling inspired but not getting hired Eli Saslow, Washington Post | May 27, 2011 IN MEMPHIS — His week had begun with a graduation ceremony, a standing ovation and a walk across the stage to meet the president of the United States. Kenneth Roberson was a top-ranked student at the high school President Obama had selected […]

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Thank You Gil Scott-Heron

Last week I lost a hero. The man who helped me fall in love with power of the spoken word passed away leaving behind timeless pieces of greatness that will continue to empower the most marginalized and disaffected.  Gil Scott-Heron used his pen and voice to challenge racism and classism. His mere existence made it […]

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Is There a Memorial Day for a Decorated Marine Murdered by Police?

As we celebrate/barbecue this Memorial Day, let’s not forget that many of the soldiers that have died fighting America’s wars, are the same poor disenfranchised people that this society always overlooks and demonizes, so mega corporations can make billions of dollars privatizing the conquered country’s resources and helping said country “rebuild”. The soldiers that do […]

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Change Comes Slow in Juvenile Justice

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Change Comes Slow in Juvenile Justice Cynthia Gordy, The Root | May 27, 2011 In 1974 the U.S. Congress mandated the creation of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Made up of representatives from 12 federal agencies (including the departments of Education, Housing and Development, and Health and Human Services), the council’s purpose […]

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Lil Wayne Inexplicably Releases An Acoustic Ballad Called “How To Love,” And It Doesn’t Suck

Naturally, my initial reaction was utter horror. I listened to it a couple more times, and hated it even more. Then I listened to it again, and inexplicably came to the conclusion that “How To Love” is a nice song. A really nice song.

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New Documentary, “Dark Girls,” Explores Racial Bias

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Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color—particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry Produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment Co-Produced by Bradinn French Edited by Bradinn […]

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Word From Big Brother

Last night my younger brother asked me for help with a project that he was about 2 weeks behind in work. Of course it was due the next day so I automatically adopt an attitude: have no mercy for what doesn’t get finished, but give all that you have. Last night was not a burden; […]

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Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

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Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Asraa Mustufa, Colorlines | May 24, 2011 The USDA introduced a mapping tool this month that tracks food deserts across the country, and includes demographic information about those living in areas without access to healthy and affordable food. The Food Desert Locator highlights areas that are low-income […]

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For the Colored Transgender Person Who Has Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Backfires

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b5b-vNhVdE Hi, My name is Jonathan, and I use masculine gender pronouns like “he” or “him” to express my identity. I have far too often taken for granted how easy it is and how privileged I am to be able freely express my gender without constant repression or ridicule. I think privilege has to be […]

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