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Game of Thrones: MJB Discusses Her Burger King Commercial

Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary. Just give it up already, will you? Mary J. Blige talked to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez about her poorly thought out Burger King commercial. And she’s still crying foul:

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The Troubling Conversation About an Interracial America

A friend of mine, of both Black and White heritage, brought the above video to my attention. The video features rapper A$AP Rocky and artist Lana Del Rey portraying president JFK and Jackie-O respectively, while also playing a bit on Marilyn Monroe’s famous singing of Happy Birthday to JFK. The song’s superficial lyrics seem minimally […]

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Healthcare Bill is Upheld, President Obama’s Relieved, & Health Disparities are Still Prevalent in Black Communities

As the political spheres argue the residual effects of the healthcare bill being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, I think one of the worse things one can do is make “health” a red and blue political issue. Health: the general ability to have the soundness of a physical body and mental mind. I […]

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The Biggest Secret of All

I lost a really good friend recently. The last time I saw him was six months ago. He was starting a new job and in really high spirits but something was different. He wasn’t his normal, cheerful self. There was a calculated manner in which he answered my probing questions. He made it clear that […]

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Chicago City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana

In a 43-3 vote today, the Chicago City Council has approved a new policy regarding marijuana. Police have the choice of issuing a ticket instead of arresting those found to be in possession of 15 or fewer grams of the drug. Should other cities follow this example?

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Kenyan Model Ajuma Nasenyana Speaks Out On Skin Lightening and European Beauty Standards

Kenyan model Ajuma Nasenyana has spoken out against the practice of skin lightening and the damaging effects of a European standard of beauty. Why don’t more high profile people like Ajuma Nasenyana speak out on this issue?

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Today is National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and the CDC is encouraging those between the ages of 13 – 64 to get tested. African Americans are the demographic most affected by HIV. Knowing your status is crucial to your health and others. Now is as perfect a time as any.

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Will You Watch “Real Mistresses of Atlanta”?

By now you’ve probably heard of (and hated) Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop, but are you ready for “Real Mistresses of Atlanta?” Have they finally gone too far?

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Bringing Black Love To Trouble

There’s only a black love because relationships with black people make us talk about our problems. Since I’m a black man I tell my girlfriend what frustrates me about the way I’m (un)treated. When my “other” friends always ask about what it’s like to be “black”, I tell her. No matter what she gets me […]

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Teen Lesbian Couple Shot

Mollie Judith Olgin, age 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, age 18, were both shot in the head last weekend. While say they do not know if the young couple’s sexuality motivated the crime. Still, a senseless tragedy.

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