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Civil Rights? That Is Ancient Stuff

 Just when I thought the field of Republican Presidential candidates was overcrowded with foolishness, Dr. Ron Paul finagled his way in to prove that the GOP has no limit on animus towards marginalized communities. Before I go any further, let me make myself clear: I am not married to any particular political party. I […]

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Stop Lying: The Truth About Jackie Robinson.

I know the NBA playoffs are in full swing, and Derrick Rose and the Bulls are annihilating the competition, but I just wanted to take a brief moment to talk about baseball. Before you yawn and  press the little “x” in the top right hand corner of your window allow me to explain the importance […]

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Swag like Obama

As I watched Barack Obama walk away from the podium Sunday night with his Presidential swagger full in tact, I became full with emotion. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t one of the jingoistic people dancing around in red, white, and blue playing “America, f*** yeah”. I left that to some of my classmates. I […]

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Why I Hate Being Called Articulate

In my 21 years of existence I’ve been called almost every name under the sun. Some of the names were warranted, others are too foul to even mention in this blog post. Nevertheless, I always clung to what my Mom told me as a child: “it’s not what they call you, but what you respond […]

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Niqabs and Freedom

Before I begin this post, let me start off by saying that I do not have all the answers.  If I did, gas prices would be lower, alternative energy would no longer be alternative, and discrimination of all kind would be a thing of the past. Although I’m not quite sure how to end bigotry […]

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What Congress Can Learn From Lil’ B and Charlie Sheen

News flash: The American people are not #winning. The near government shut down last Friday was filled with more drama than a Jersey Shore episode. Unfortunately the problems that arose from Congress were not as trivial as the ones that the orange people in the Garden State deal with. Although one night stands from Snookie […]

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Fighting for “Cheese” in the “Cheese State”: MLK And Organized Labor

Yesterday, as everyone commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by critically examining and dissecting his last public speech, I reflected on the current state of affairs in this country and whether American racial and economic healing had been realized. Sadly the virulent rhetoric and scathing attacks aimed at Black, Brown, and working […]

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All That War Sh** Is For The Birds: Obama & Libya

In just under 30 minutes President Barack Obama gave what Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry called  “a mix of Just War Theory and classic University of Chicago IR-Realist Theory.” In a standard black suit, with a modified spread collar, and crimson colored tie, the former law school lecturer had the uniform that symbolized blood and war (red […]

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R.I.P. Nate Dogg, The Godfather of G-Funk

Before Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson became staples at the Staple Center (pun intended #swag), before bright colors and skinny jeans became cliché (jerking is played out), before krumping became accepted as a movement and not a bunch of weirdoes parading around in  face point, there was a soulful crooner that gave the West coast […]

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Young, Black, and Restless!

As political pundits, political action committees, and politicians gear up for what is bound to be another bare knuckle brawl in 2012, young activists around the country are setting agendas to intending to move their issues from the margins to the center of American life. As scholar/activist, Dr. Cathy Cohen, points out in her book […]

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