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Monthly Archives: June 2011

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I Will Not Be Raising Cain for Cain in 2012

A few days ago a friend asked me, “Sir Edward James III. If you watched the recent New Hampshire Republican debate, how did you feel about Herman Cain’s response to having Muslims in a potential Cabinet? More importantly, as an African American, what do you believe his comments will do to his candidacy?” I simply […]

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Rap Artist and Hip-Hop Pioneer found New Media Academy

Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray and Jasiri X On June 28, 2011, One Hood Media, established by Jasiri X and Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray, in conjunction with August Wilson Center for African American Culture and a generous donation provided by the Heinz Endowments, will begin the New Media Academy. New Media Academy is a tool to […]

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“YouthBuild’s Got Talent” Video Contest

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The national organization held a video contest for students to show their love for YouthBuild through 90-second videos.  Below is the winning group’s video.  Click here to watch the runner up video. About YouthBuild: YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, […]

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Weekly News Roundup

June 13, 2011 – June 19, 2011

New Black Panthers protest Jews and the white man June 25 Pajamas Media, June 19, 2011 Targeting Former Gang Members and Improving Police-Youth Relationships Justin Chapman, ALT Patch, June 18, 2011 Are dark themes in youth fiction helpful or harmful to teenagers? WSJ News, June 17, 2011 African-American farmers win compensation Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire, June […]

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Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers Akiba Solomon, Stokely Baksh, Colorlines | June 17, 2011 On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one in the United States.” To eradicate this enemy, he called for “a new, all-out offensive.” But 40 years of get-tough policies haven’t ended substance abuse. Instead, […]

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We Must Educate All Our Young Men

We Must Educate All Our Young Men Gaston Caperton and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Root | June 17, 2011 Since this nation was founded more than two centuries ago, there has been nearly constant tension between tradition and evolution. Yet over the years, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the forces of […]

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Tracy Morgan meets with LGBT homeless teens in NY, marks return to Tennessee after homophobic rant

Tracy Morgan meets with LGBT homeless teens in NY, marks return to Tennessee after homophobic rant Henrick Karoliszyn and Jose Martinez, New York Daily News | June 17, 2011 Tracy Morgan tried to make nice Friday with gay teens at a Brooklyn homeless shelter, as the “30 Rock” blockhead continued his mea culpa tour for an […]

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Official Youth Turnout Rate in 2010 was 24%

Official Youth Turnout Rate in 2010 was 24% Press Release, The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement | April 2011 ——————————————————————— New Census Data Confirm African American and Asian Youth Increased Their Turnout Rates in 2010 Midterms Youth Turnout Overall Similar to Past Midterm Elections Interviews with Experts Available; Contact Sarah Shugars […]

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Chick-Fil-Gay

Last week, Atlanta-based fast food chain, Chick-fil-A opened its very first Chicago restaurant.  Although it does not counteract the negative effect of parking meters and winter, this culinary addition only helps the argument that Chicago is the greatest (American) city ever.  (New York, NOLA, I love you, but the City of Wind tops my list.)  I’ve not […]

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The Enduring Power of Tupac Shakur

His work spoke truth to a racist, capitalistic power structure, while at the same time attempting to usurp and dominate that structure with its own values and tools.That is why Tupac’s music was so powerful and dangerous. There will never be another like him.

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