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The Viral Video, EBT: We Have Failed You, Chapter . . . An Open Letter

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII&feature=youtu.be Dear Chapter, Once upon a time when I was a little brown girl and the economy was really bad because of Reganomics, my “employed” and single black mother received food assistance to help feed her two daughters because her minimal wage check could not fully cover rent and the daily luxuries of milk, eggs, […]

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Five Years Natural

A couple weeks ago marked my fifth year with fully natural hair. Five years of split ends, single strand knots, tangles, detangling, home remedies, expensive conditioners, cheap conditioners, no-pooing, pre-pooing, more detangling, oil rinses, tea rinses, moisturizing, sealing, baggying and reading every blog, forum and article about natural hair I could find. And here I […]

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Nostalgia for Activist

Over the past couple of months I have been working for an Organization called Equal Education, more commonly known as the movement of and for learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in education, through analysis and activism. I humbly declare that the activism and community leadership that I’ve seen over […]

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Christine O’Donnell Vs. Piers Morgan

In my 21 years of existence there have been many things that have perplexed me: Mike Tyson’s face tattoo, why Trix are for kids, and who framed Roger Rabbit. However, Christine O’Donnell’s interview on the Piers Morgan show may take the cake as one of the weirdest things I’ve seen. O’Donnell, already known as a […]

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Bomb the Throne, the Aftermath

http://youtu.be/nr2YMncb6JEv Honestly I had reservations about posting “Bushes” (Bomb the Throne). I knew a million rappers had already done freestyles over the “Otis” instrumental, and with the release of Jay and Kanye’s Watch the Throne I thought I may have been too late. I also wasn’t sure if people wanted to revisit the Bushes and […]

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Commercial Break: Athlete Slash Musician

It seems I’ve been more polemical than usual these last few weeks. So how about something completely worthless and asinine–ok, more worthless and asinine than what I usually post here–this Monday? Because, frankly, all I have to say about The Help‘s (and The Smurfs’) continued box office success this weekend is: Effing really‽‽ (God bless the interrobang.) Anyway, in case […]

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Weekly News Round-Up: Aug 15th- August 21st, 2011

Aug 15th- 21st Northwestern principal maintains high achievement standards Shawn Cetrone, Herald Online, 8/14/11 It’s ‘Blackademic: young and black in academia Chetachi A. Egwu, The Grio, 8/14/11 These four also have a dream Janel Davis , The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC A tepid response to race-based school bullying Milton W. Hinton Jr. , New Jersey News, […]

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THE WEEKND Continues To Astound With New Mixtape “THURSDAY”

Thursday is not a cash grab or some collection of b-sides, and it never feels forced. The Weeknd’s second album is a fully-formed album, thoroughly conceived and well-executed. And considering the fact that it’s being released less than a year after its predecessor, and it’s still really good, I’d say Thursday is a more-than-worthy follow-up.

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The Internet Popularity of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELMgw3FToXY&feature=youtu.be I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show […]

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Eating TV Dinners During Racial Zoo-Keeping

On top of America’s legacy of racism there’s nothing more upsetting than the absence of guilt, from the racists of course. Not even the first sentence describes the severity of our situation, especially when there are tv shows, Bait Car for instance, that broadcast the hatred of Black youth. Every time I’ve watched Bait Car, […]

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