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

“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 do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only […]

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Rappers react to Osama Bin Laden’s death

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 Osama Bin Laden had been killed today […]

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Official “Move Your Body” Workout Video

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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

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 that to some of my classmates. I […]

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Trailer: “Soul Food Junkies”

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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 born in its wake.

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Weekly News Roundup

April 25, 2011 – May 1, 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 Bromfield, Guardian, April 30, 2011 A national […]

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Obama the Cowboy, Bin Laden the Outlaw

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 they appeal to the emotion of the electorate. […]

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

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 to ensure its children have a fighting […]

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Death Certificate

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 asinine, and be a more mindful blogger by […]

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