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Weekly News Roundup

Week of June 22, 2009 to June 28, 2009

A Life of Purpose Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun, June 28, 2009 Artist is Creative in Helping Youth Sonya Bernard-Hollins, Kalamazoo Gazette, June 28, 2009 Need Scouting in Urban Communities Robert H. Young Jr., Birmingham News, June 28, 2009 My Word: When is Enough, Enough in the East Bay?  Time to Get Involved and Stop […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of June 15, 2009 to June 21, 209

We Need Adults Who are Builders of Men Fabu, The Capital Times, June 20, 2009 CALIFORNIA: Grants Aim to Help Immigrants Fit in to U.S. Society; Nearly $1 Million Will Aid Such Efforts as Easing Black-Latino Conflicts and Pushing Worker Rights Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2009 Star-Filled Lineup Set for Civil Rights […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of June 8, 2009 to June 14, 2009

Crofton Killing Prompts Race Discussion Shantee Woodards, The Capital, June 14, 2009 “A Pebble Tossed in the Pond, and the Rings are Still Going Out.” In 1986, Amid Rising Violence, Denver Police Complied a List of 69 Names.  They Were Mostly African-American Teens, Lived Near East 28th Avenue and Williams Street and Were Believed to […]

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The Push for “Precious”

Just last week, I stumbled upon a movie trailer on YouTube that really caught my attention.  The independent film, Precious, tells the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a Harlem-bred, morbidly obese, pregnant, HIV-positive, illiterate, junior high school student who struggles with low self-esteem.  If that isn’t already an earful, Precious’ story is further complicated by […]

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Happy to Have Maxwell Back!

I’d been waiting for Maxwell’s return for what seemed like forever.  Yesterday, after an eight-year hiatus, he released his fourth studio album, BLACKsummers’ night.  This highly anticipated album is the first installment of a trilogy—the other two albums, which have already been named are set for release in 2010 and 2011.  The second album, blackSUMMERS’ […]

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The Musician and the Music – Should We Separate the Two?

Last week, as the news of Michael Jackson’s death spread, I noticed that people’s reactions were very different.  I got word that he was in the hospital on my Facebook news feed and immediately flipped back and forth between CNN and ABC News, waiting for the rumors of his death to be confirmed.  I kept […]

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And the Anti-Autotune Movement Begins…

Is it really that serious?  Well, I didn’t think so until two weeks ago when Jay-Z released his street single “Death of Autotune (D.O.A.)” as a precursor to his 11th studio album, Blueprint 3, which is scheduled for release in September.   There is no question that the track goes hard, I mean it’s been proven […]

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