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Monthly Archives: October 2011

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The Campaign to Suppress Black Voters Continues….

The campaign to suppress minority votes in the coming elections continues. The variety of new requirements for voting – which range from requring birth certificates and government-issued I.D to cutting early voting windows – disproportionately impact Black voters. We’ve got to get informed, and we must fight back!

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Gumbel’s Stern Words

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Last week, Bryant Gumbel’s closing remarks at the end of his Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Real Sports sparked controversy: “Finally, tonight, if the NBA lockout is going to be resolved any time soon, it seems likely to be done in spite of David Stern, not because of him. I say that because the NBA’s infamously egocentric commissioner […]

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President Obama Announces End of Iraq War!

After 9 years, we are finally nearing the end of the War in Iraq. President Obama made the announcement in a press conference today, effectively fulfilling the biggest of his campaign promises back in 2007. According to the Huffington Post: “‘As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a […]

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WHY EVERYBODY HATES DRAKE, and Why They’re Wrong…

People really just don’t like Drake. And by that I mean the very idea of Drake. But like it or not, he’s about to go to the next level. I’d put money on it. And here’s why…

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Sesame Street Does it Again: New Black Girl Video-Change the World

I tell you, many television and movie companies including Tyler Perry can take a chapter from Sesame Street when it comes to creating positive images of black women and girls. So, last year, Sesame Street’s video, I Love My Hair, went viral with parents excited to see positive messaging about black girls’ hair. However, this year, Sesame Street has […]

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Events

“WOKE UP BLACK” Special Screening Nov 2nd at UChicago!

A fascinating new documentary called Woke Up Black will be screened at the University of Chicago on November 2nd, and the Black Youth Project wants you to be there! Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Halloween, The Foundation of Minority Paranoia

Hands smacking the table, “Paranormal Activity” is the scariest movie since “The Exorcist “(1973); it’s the classic of the millennium, a renaissance of horror at the movie theater. My roommates and I believe PA to be the avatar (of fear) so much so, that we have made a tradition around Halloween and PA. We spend […]

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NYPD Falsely Charges Black Man: “I Fried Another Nigger”

In this “post-racial” world we live in, society wants us to think we’re too sensitive, or imagining things when we speak out against the consistent mistreatment (to put it lightly) of our communities at the hands of law enforcement. Well, did we imagine this one? How ’bout we imagine all of the young men and women sitting in jail right now over this same racist, abusive bullshit. They aren’t just roughing us up out here; they are potentially ruining our young people’s lives!

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Occupy Wall Street and the Changing Face of Activism

While the issues surrounding the #OccupyWallStreet movement are of deep significance to me, I have to admit that I’ve been more impressed with the way the movement was born and has continued to grow.

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Rhythm, Community, and the Power of Drum Circles

There is something both fascinating and spectacular about rhythm. We see the manifestations of this in the most simplistic everyday activities. If we observe the movement of ocean water crashing up against a sandy shore, the steady lullaby of car engines putting children to sleep in backseats, or even just a heartbeat– embodied in all […]

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