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Monthly Archives: May 2011

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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Web Series

“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” follows the title character and friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations. I love this show. It reminds me of myself. I think I am going to have to find a way to interview her for the Black Youth Project. Let me know what you think. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIVa9lxkbus&feature=youtu.be

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Happy birthday Malcolm X! Top 10 quotes from an icon

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Happy birthday Malcolm X! Top 10 quotes from an icon Kristen Clarke, The Grio | May 19, 2011 There are few figures in the black freedom struggle as dynamic and complex as Malcolm X who would have celebrated his 86th birthday if he were still alive today. Dr. Manning Marable‘s recently released book, Malcolm X: A Life of […]

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BYP Researcher Raises Money for Academic Conference on ‘Jersey Shore’ at the University of Chicago

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BYP Researcher Raises Money for Academic Conference on ‘Jersey Shore’ at the University of Chicago Huffington Post | May 19, 2011 For many, the “Jersey Shore” is a guilty pleasure, but for University of Chicago student and reality television enthusiast David Showalter, it is a social experiment worthy of critical analysis. Earlier this month, Showalter […]

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“Louder Than a Bomb” Premieres This Week

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Film Website | May 19, 2011 Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare to compete in the world’s largest youth slam. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice […]

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Distant Relatives: Tomorrow Kings and OFWGKTA

The word around Chicago whispers about those young cats in LA, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, and it supposes that OFWGKTA probably bumped some Chicago tracks on their iPods.  Crowd hoppers of the last decade, from Wicker Park to Lakeview, can immediately see the similarities between OFWGKTA and the “Windy City’s” own Tomorrow […]

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Attacking the IMF guy

Head of IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and presidential favorite in Paris’ upcoming elections jailed for attempted sexual assault on a black immigrant hotel worker. Damn! That’s a lot. Would he go to jail? No. Fast forward to today and he sits in Riker’s Island waiting to appeal yet again to a judge for release from his […]

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Jordan Brand Signs Maya Moore

University of Connecticut's forward Maya Moore celebrates after defeating Florida State in their NCAA Women's basketball game in Hartford

Jordan Brand Signs Maya Moore Chris, O’Leary, SLAM | May 18, 2011 Maya Moore isn’t that much different from any other fresh-out-the-collegiate-box graduate. After kicking a lot of ass in college, she landed the job she’s best suited for. Then she signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand, becoming the brand’s first female basketball signee. The […]

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Family Wants Justice for Aiyana Jones

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My Fox Detroit | May 16, 2011 DETROIT (WJBK) – The family of Aiyana Jones is demanding justice. “I’m going to fight for my baby. I’m going to get justice for Aiyana,” said Mertilla Jones, Aiyana’s grandmother. She said that’s what keeps her going through the pain and grief of losing her seven-year-old granddaughter. Aiyana was shot […]

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Thanks, Psychology Today.

Okay, let me start by saying fuck Psychology Today. Now that I have that off of my chest, I’ll tell you why the respected publication has quickly tumbled from the ranks of respected publication to bona fide shit rag with just one misguided, misinformed post. Maybe I shouldn’t condemn the entire publication for the article […]

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Nearly Half of All Black College Graduates Never Had A Black Professor: Did You?

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Nearly Half of All Black College Graduates Never Had A Black Professor: Did You? Leslie Pitterson, Clutch Magazine | May 17, 2011 As the graduation season is in full swing, we’re reminded that nearly half of black college students were never taught by a professor of their own race. According to a survey, from YourBlackWorld.com: […]

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