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Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Adele’s “Someone Like You” Video is Completely Unoriginal and Depressing…And I Love It.

Adele’s “Someone Like You” video is completely unoriginal and beyond formulaic. And I love it. So get out your tissues, and get ready to feel like shit. This is a celebration of the stark, intimate, sometimes black-and-white, heartbreaking, female songwriter-songwriter-driven music video. Enjoy…?

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BYP NEWSFLASH: “The Low End Theory” Turns 20, Clarence Thomas Under Investigation, Adele’s “Someone Like You” Video Unveiled and MORE!

BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH September 30, 2011 When not inundating America with over-the-top, exploitative reality television, VH1 finds the time to do some amazing shit. Case in point: getting the original members of A Tribe Called Quest together for their first joint interview since 1998. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the release of their […]

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“I am the Baddest Bitch” LA Basketball Wives: Colorism, Draya vs. Laura, and Overall Worthlessness

So, I will admit I watch Basketball Wives. Yes, I do. However, I think I have to draw the line at LA Basketball Wives. It’s too much. In particular, it’s the colorism of the show that is the most glaring issue for me. On the very first episode, all the light-skinned women (i.e. Gloria Govan, […]

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Coalition of Black Women Pen Open Letter Criticizing “SLUT WALKS”

Coalition of Black Women Pen Open Letter Criticizing “SLUT WALKS” A coalition of African American women – including activists, academics, and organizational leaders – have co-authored an open letter to the organizers of “Slut Walk,” taking to task the movement’s use of the term “slut,” as well as its level of engagement (or lack thereof) […]

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Who Brought Colonialism to the Party?

Dedicated to the girl with the red beret. To dissing me for writing about celebrities lately. Rumor goes that, in Chicago, they shut down the predominantly Black/Latin@ bus routes early to keep us away from the white spaces. Route 80-Ashland, Route 70-Division, just to name a couple, make it hard to experience the nightlife of […]

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BYP NEWSFLASH: Herman Cain Thinks Black People Are ‘Brainwashed’, “Souljah Boy – The Movie”, Angela Simmons Poses Nude For PETA and MORE!

BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH September 29, 2011   According to AllHipHop.com, Academy Award-nominated director Peter Spirer will be directing a documentary on the life of Souljah Boy. Yep, you read that right. Souljah Boy. Check out the trailer below. Creatively titled “Souljah Boy – The Movie,” the film will chronicle the young mogul’s rise to prominence; […]

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TOO MUCH, TOO LATE?: NewsOne Lists Obama’s 40 Greatest Presidential Accomplishments; But Do They Even Matter Anymore?

TOO MUCH, TOO LATE?: NewsOne Lists Obama’s 40 Greatest Presidential Accomplishments; But Do They Even Matter Anymore?   In the face of mounting doubts regarding The President’s reelection prospects, NewsOne has taken the liberty of listing “40 Reasons to Be Proud of Obama’s Presidency.” And it’s a long and exhaustive list. But if there’s one accomplishment the […]

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The OCCUPY WALL STREET Movement Is Heating UP!

The OCCUPY WALL STREET Movement Is Heating UP! Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but there are huge protests going on in NYC. Aiming for worldwide participation, Occupy Wall Street has attracted hostile media attention, outright police violence, and support from celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore. The movement is in its 12th day, and it’s […]

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty and the Burden of Proof

Troy Anthony Davis was killed by the state of Georgia last week. His trial, conviction and the refusal to reverse said conviction is a textbook example of the problem that the burden of proof has started to shift to the party charged with the crime and away from those who prosecute. In a hearing last […]

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BYP NEWSFLASH: 14 Year-Old Unjustly Executed in 1944, Racist Bake Sale Counter Protest, Eric B. & Rakim May Be Heading For the Rock Hall of Fame, and MORE!

BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH September 28, 2011   The Grio’s Zerlina Maxwell has written a fascinating piece on the trial of 14 year-old George Junius Stinney, Jr., who was executed in 1944 for the murders of two young white girls in South Carolina. Though he’d even been a part of the search crew for the missing […]

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