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Monthly Archives: June 2011

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On Black Beauty

The nature of blogging necessitates that each Monday I dedicate my time to commenting on the most recent news of the day that I care about to varying degrees.  That said, I thought I’d take this first June entry to say something about an issue that I didn’t have an opportunity to discuss because I […]

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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video, and the Irrelevance of the Parents Television Council

At the end of the day, if you think your kid is going to try to emulate the “Man Down” video, then you need to have a long, long talk with your child. In the meantime, the Parents Television Council should to shut the fuck up, let artists be artists, and find a cause that actually matters.

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The Battle Over School Integration

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CNN (via Huffington Post) | June 1, 2011 The debate over segregation continues at one of the nation’s top schools after the principal received the following message: integrate or lose funding. According to CNN , Connecticut’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School, which boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, was at risk of being closed if they failed to […]

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Teachers in Tough Places

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Teachers in Tough Places David Chura, Huffington Post | June 3, 2011 It was a busman’s holiday. Thirty people in a room, all teachers in high school and GED programs in various prisons from across New York State, listening to me talk about teaching locked up kids. The conference was in Saratoga Springs with lots […]

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Brand New Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKFQ8skCCS0&feature=youtu.be “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.

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Jew Hip Black Hop

Bonded by our survival of near extinctions, Jews and Blacks always leveled with agendas for ending racism. For decades this linkage of two Diasporas endured the normal strains of any relationship; specifically, numerous occasions influenced separation of the two groups with an unbreakable extension of the nasty racial myths behind both groups. However, during times […]

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“How can you ignore, we’re dying at the door?” – SOUTH SIDE TRAUMA CENTER NOW!

U of C Trauma Center Protest

FLY | May 24, 2011 Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) “Trauma Center Track” about our campaign to get a level 1 trauma center at the U of C Medical Center because the south side currently has NONE and the U of C receives THE MOST tax breaks of any south side hospital while providing […]

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There is no such thing as innocent in America.

Before we move entirely away from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn story and on to the next sensational news event, let us take a few things with us. First, let me say the alleged crime committed by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a New York hotel has pitted American culture against French culture in more than a few ways. […]

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Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution, and Sinking Cynicism

“You will not be able to stay home brother! You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop-out, because the revolution will not be televised.” When Gilbert Scott-Heron’s poem featured on Volume 1 of “The Soul of the Black Panther Era” I can only imagine the excitement that filled the room in […]

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Romantic Love…These are Questions

Anyone that knows me will attest my reluctance to enter a relationship (including the current Boo Biscuit). In the past, my response to any questions about my relationship status has been to deny, deny, deny. I’m not the best liar in the world so it’s never worked but not for lack of trying. It’s not […]

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