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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ladies First (and Only)?

By Summer M. 8:00 am July 18, 2011 It wasn’t until I sat down to write this that I realized I’d have to confess to watching Single Ladies–more than once. It’s true. Admittedly, I watched the first episode because I think Dionne Stacey Dash is fine. And although I find the acting in some ways utterly intolerable, somehow I’ve […]

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My Favorite Albums of 2011 (SO FAR)

These are my top five albums of 2011, thus far. Pick these records up if you haven’t already, and let us in on some of your personal faves….

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Non-Profit Helps Homeless Kids Celebrate Their Birthdays

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By Leigh 10:25 am July 15, 2011 Today Show | June 14, 2011 Bright Blessings, a North Carolina non-profit, provides toys and food to homeless families with children celebrating their birthdays. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  

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U.S. Airways Saggy Pants Charges Don’t Hold Up

By Leigh 4:55 pm July 14, 2011 U.S. Airways Saggy Pants Charges Don’t Hold Up Assocaited Press (via News One) | July 14, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San […]

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Prisoners Near Death As 1,700 California Inmates Continue Hunger Strike To Protest Appalling Conditions

By Leigh 4:17 pm July 14, 2011 Prisoners Near Death As 1,700 California Inmates Continue Hunger Strike To Protest Appalling Conditions Marie Diamond, Think Progress | July 13, 2011 A hunger strike started by prisoners at Pelican Bay to protest appalling conditions has spread across California as inmates at 13 prisons joined in solidarity. The number […]

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Sex Over Consciousness?

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am July 14, 2011 Lights Please So now we in the hotel Mirrors on the ceilin’ She say she wanna blow L’s I hear her and I’m willin’ But everytime I smoke well a nigga mind gone So that every word I spoke well I’m tryin’ to put her on But […]

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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

By Leigh 5:27 pm July 13, 2011 Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education Stan Washington, Atlanta Voice (via New America Media ) | July 12, 2011 ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major […]

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Close Ties: Tying On A New Tradition

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By Leigh 5:21 pm July 13, 2011 A Documentary project in New Orleans, LA by Park Triangle Productions | Film website About the film Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition provides an intimate look at a rites of passage ceremony that connects teenage boys with male role models. The “Tie Tying ceremony” held at New Orleans barbershop, “Mr. Chill’s […]

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That’s Racist?

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 13, 2011 So someone just decided to fuck with me today, right? I’m all for celebrating your cultural heritage. But are these two people actually getting married in South Africa, in a Colonial Africa themed wedding, with Union Jacks displayed on the walls?! Are these British people waving Union […]

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Miscarriage of justice for some pregnant black women

By Leigh 10:40 am July 13, 2011 Miscarriage of justice for some pregnant black women Lori Adelman, The Grio | July 13, 2011 If you’re wondering why Republicans have been unable to work with Democrats to arrive at a political deal to prevent the American government from going into default, it might be because they’re too busy […]

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