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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dr.King, Misrepresented Quotes, & the Celebration of Death

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 2:37 am May 4, 2011 “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can […]

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Rappers react to Osama Bin Laden’s death

By Leigh 11:53 am May 3, 2011 Rappers react to Osama Bin Laden’s death Allhiphop.com | May 1, 2011 A variety of rappers reacted to the breaking news that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed. United States President Barack Obama hosted a press conference from the White House tonight (May 1st), revealing that […]

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Official “Move Your Body” Workout Video


By Leigh 11:24 am May 3, 2011 Beyoncé joins team of young dancers to create fitness video for Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, which aims to curb childhood obesity.

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Swag like Obama

By edward 10:31 am May 3, 2011 As I watched Barack Obama walk away from the podium Sunday night with his Presidential swagger full in tact, I became full with emotion. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t one of the jingoistic people dancing around in red, white, and blue playing “America, f*** yeah”. I left […]

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Trailer: “Soul Food Junkies”

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By Leigh 10:25 am May 3, 2011 by Byron Hurt (film info) Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of Soul Food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been […]

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April 25, 2011 – May 1, 2011

By Leigh 4:41 pm May 2, 2011 High school play seizes power from the N-word Jesse Washington, The Seattle Times, April 30, 2011 Health group targets youth violence Staff Writer, The Moultrie Observer, April 30, 2011 A six-legged plan for youth Staff Writer, Nelson Mail, April 30, 2011 Why Britain needs more black headteachers David […]

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Obama the Cowboy, Bin Laden the Outlaw

By jasiri x 3:35 pm May 2, 2011 The ironic thing about American politics is although at it’s roots it’s about writing legislation and passing laws most politicians don’t get elected based on how good they are at doing that. Politicians get elected most of the time because they have a compelling story or how […]

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New York Juvenile Justice Initiative: New Hope For The State’s Youth Offenders?

By Leigh 3:24 pm May 2, 2011 New York Juvenile Justice Initiative: New Hope For The State’s Youth Offenders? Alex Wagner, Huffington Post | May 2, 2011 NEW YORK — Public and private funds have flooded all manner of experimental education programs, from charter schools to Race to the Top initiatives. But as America tries […]

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Death Certificate

By Summer M. 8:08 am May 2, 2011 I had planned to write a mini-diatribe about why I did not at all enjoy Dead Prez’ song and video “The Beauty Within” (a “response” to Bruno Mars’ “Nothing on You”) that was released late last week.  However, I’ve decided to abandon a hate-filled monologue on something […]

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