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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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“There’s a stirring in My Soul”: Conservatives have an Anti-Woman Agenda up their Sleeve

Like most children, I told lies when I was a little black girl. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over her usage of “telling a story.” What does telling […]

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Cory Booker, Mumbai India, & the Sedimentary Agitation in Education

Tonight I got the opportunity to meet and speak with Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark. Yes the rumors are true—he is quite inspiring. And even though he is having a hectic week due to Whitney Houston’s Funeral (RIP) occurring in Newark this Saturday, he took time out of his schedule to speak at the […]

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REPORT: 1 in 12 US Marriages Are Interracial

According to a recent report, 1 in 12 marriages are interracial in America. African Americans have seen the largest increase in interracial marriage, and studies show that Black men are more than twice as likely to date outside of their race than Black women. Would you ever date or marry outside of your race?

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Have Americans Lost Their Empathy in this Recession?

In today’s economy, it seems that everyone is struggling in some way – students are worried about loan debt, homeowners are worried about the value of their homes and everyone seems to be cutting back on some of the finer things in life. In considering that most everyone has had to make some adjustments in […]

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Black History Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego-Trippin’”

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, educator and activist. Her finest moment might be “Ego-Trippin’,” a funny and empowering ode to blackness that read and flows like a funkier “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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The Road to Success.

The journey through life is always different and challenging. We have to make choices along the way to our future. Some of the choices are good and some are bad but you can live to create success out of each situation. What is success? Success is being able to fail, take criticism and using it […]

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Fact Check: Is the use of the SAT Reasoning test racist?

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The American media and education systems are great at feeding us lies. Either given with knowledge, ignorance, malicious intent or not, these inaccuracies have proven to negatively affect the well being of Black folks by setting us up for political, social, mental, psychological, economic, and spiritual hardship. We must stay equipped with knowledge of our […]

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Celebrity Worship

It’s becoming problematic. The obsession and total preoccupation we have with celebrities is problematic, as evidenced by the number of young girls who, while watching the Grammys, stated that they would allow Chris Brown to beat them. I’ve always been concerned with how forgiving we become of a person just because they have special talent […]

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NYPD ‘Stopped and Frisked’ 684,330 People in 2011; Only 12 Percent Were Actually Charged

According to NBC New York, the NYPD’s “stops and frisks” have hit an all-time high; a whopping 684,330 people in 2011 alone. Of those individuals, only 12 percent were actually charged with anything. At this point, is the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” program even remotely justified?

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Parent Trigger Laws: Empowering Communities, or Dismantling Public Education?

A parent trigger law “allows parents at a school with consistently dismal test scores to file a petition to restructure their children’s school.” Supporters say these laws empower the school’s surrounding community; detractors say such a program is susceptible to abuse. What do you think?

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