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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Weekly News Round-Up: Sept 12th-18th

By Dallas @smarteys 4:51 pm September 18, 2011 Sept 12th-18th Study finds more Latinos enrolling at colleges Brandon Hensley, Daily Sudial, 8/11/11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Rankings Robert Morse, US News, 9/12/11 The Lion King’s Robert Guillaume Offers Sage Advice to Black Youth Staff Writer, Rolling Out, 9/12/11 Nearly half of African-American youth report […]

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Powerful “I Will” Music Video Confronts HIV Stigma

By Dallas @smarteys 1:42 pm September 16, 2011 Our community has a crisis on its hands. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of HIV infections amongst gay and bisexual African American men rose 48% between 2006-2009. And nobody seems to know why. According to the CDC, potential reasons for the continued […]

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MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album

MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album Coming Soon…

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: Tavis Smiley Brings Obama Critiques To Fox News, Kanye’s Woman’s Fashion Line Premiere In Paris, Olive Garden Has The First Lady’s Back and MORE!

By Dallas @smarteys 9:02 am September 16, 2011 BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH September 16, 2011 Michelle Obama’s campaign to eradicate childhood obesity hit a major milestone yesterday. Darden Restaurants, Inc—which oversees Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steaks, and others –has announced major changes to all of their menus. These include a reduction in calories and sodium […]

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Brand New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

By Fallon 7:50 am September 16, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRSx_24eGOE&feature=player_embedded 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 […]

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THAWRA MUSIC: Hip Hop & The Arab Spring

By Dallas @smarteys 4:52 pm September 15, 2011 Behold, the power of Hip Hop. MSNBC’s report regarding Hip Hop’s influence on the Arab Spring is mindblowing. It proves that the very idea of Hip Hop as an artform crosses all ethnic, religious, economic and geographical boundaries. Hip Hop is about speaking truth to power and […]

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: The Makers Of BLAST Think Your Racist, More Support For Troy Davis, J Cole’s Disappointing New Single, and MORE!

By Dallas @smarteys 9:06 am September 15, 2011 BYP Morning NewsFlash September 15, 2011 Have you ever tried a Blast? It’s kind of like drinking a 24 oz. of beer, except  it comes in all kinds of fun flavors, has 12 percent alcohol content, and its containers have a cartoonish, “Hip Hop”-inspired design. Oh, and […]

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BYP AFTERNOON ROUND-UP: Toure’s “The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened To Me”, Weezy Thinks The Tea Party Hates Black People, Nas’ B-Day and MORE

By Dallas @smarteys 4:08 pm September 14, 2011 Afternoon News Round-UP September 14, 2011 Toure’s latest book “Who’s Afraid Of Post-Blackness?” is starting a helluva lot of controversy, and I can’t wait to read it. The first chapter is called “The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” and it’s available at TheAltantic.com right […]

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Arizona State’s “Blackout”

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 14, 2011 On any given Saturday it’s not unusual for a camera to pan a stadium full of fans and land on a group that has covered in body paint in their school’s colors. This body painting practice is ubiquitous and was probably never given a second thought until […]

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Ari Berman’s “The GOP’s War on Voting”

By Dallas @smarteys 10:54 am September 14, 2011 Ari Berman’s “The GOP’s War on Voting” American politics has never been messier. With Fox News, CNN and MSNBC relentlessly competing for our ears, the result is a cacophony of competing ideas. To be sure, our current political climate is a stormy, confusing one; with an endless […]

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