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

By Justin L. Hill 2:00 pm May 31, 2011 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 […]

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Feeling inspired but not getting hired


By Leigh 11:08 am May 31, 2011 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 […]

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Thank You Gil Scott-Heron

By edward 8:00 am May 31, 2011 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 […]

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

By jasiri x 2:31 pm May 30, 2011 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 […]

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Change Comes Slow in Juvenile Justice


By Leigh 4:22 pm May 27, 2011 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 […]

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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


By Leigh 2:27 pm May 26, 2011 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 […]

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Word From Big Brother

By Keantre Malone 1:38 pm May 26, 2011 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 […]

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Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area


By Leigh 4:56 pm May 25, 2011 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 […]

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

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:56 am May 25, 2011 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 […]

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