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VIDEO: Santorum Calls President Obama ‘Anti-War, Government N—er?!’

Rick Santorum is at it again; this time possibly referring to our Commander in Chief as an “anti-war, government nigger.” Is anyone even surprised at this point?

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The Second to Last Day of Women’s Her-Story Month: Honoring Leymah Gbowee

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxkxcsrveLw Adrienne Rich said, “When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her” (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) On the last day of Women’s Her-story Month, I honor Leymah Gbowee for her work to empower women and girls globally. My favorite part of the TED talk […]

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The Arc of History: Why We Should Remain Hopeful in the midst of Trayvon’s Death

 When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and […]

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Racists Hack Trayvon Martin’s Email and Social Media Accounts; Find Nothing Relevant…

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White supremacists have hacked into Trayvon Martin’s email and social media accounts, and posted the contents online. The results of the hacks paint a picture of a fairly average, college-bound teenager; not some delinquent gangster that deserved to die.

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Remember, Remember More Than Just the 5th of December….Boyd, Martin, Bell, Diallo, Hampton, and Thousands of Forgotten Black Youth Killed by the Police

I have taken a quote from V for Vendetta and applied it to what I have currently been feeling lately. I hope it is useful in adequately articulating how I perceive the Trayvon Martin case, but also my take on how Black Youth are treated in 21st Century America. To be clear, this blog is […]

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The Black Matriarchal System: A Common Culprit in the Black Community

For decades, the existence of the black “matriarchy” has been studied, scrutinized and depicted in an effort to understand its causes and effects on the black family system. The term is contestable because while some schools of thought determine there is no black matriarchy, others who believe the matriarchy is the cause for the issues […]

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Shooting Death of Wisc. Youth Draws Comparisons to Trayvon Martin

The circumstances surrounding Wisconsin youth Bo Morrison’s tragic death has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, and outrage from community members. Morrison was shot by Adam Kind, whose actions are protected under Wisconsin’s controversial “Castle Doctrine.”

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Community Holds Rally for Rekia Boyd; 22 yr-old Woman Killed by Off-Duty Police Officer

Over 200 angry protesters rallied in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago yesterday afternoon, calling for justice for 22 year-old Rekia Boyd. Do you think the Chicago Police Department conducted a thorough investigation of this incident? Sound off below!

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On Lynching and Prejudice

Photos of lynched bodies have always given me pause. My body has a very visceral reaction to seeing a lifeless form hanging from a tree. More than the body, the white faces that stare up at it in contentment, contempt or fascination haunt my mind for hours, and sometimes days after seeing a photo of […]

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TRAYVON UPDATE: Lead Investigator Wanted Manslaughter Charges; Trayvon Attacked Zimmerman?

George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin attacked him first, punching him in the face, jumping on top of him, and slamming his head repeatedly into the ground. Meanwhile, the lead homicide investigator of the shooting wanted to charge Zimmerman with manslaughter, but was overruled.

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