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‘Faggot’, Tyler the Creator and a Culture of Homophobia

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 2:42 am September 28, 2011 Culture in itself is harmless. Simply a hallow word that curls off the surface of one’s tongue. It is only when culture is contextualized that it begins to define our world, our actions, and our perception. When “culture” is paired with another term, it ceases to be […]

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SAT who?

By Asha 1:46 pm September 27, 2011 When the SAT asked however many thousands of high school seniors take it every year to find the word that relates most to ‘oarsman’ and the correct answer is ‘regatta’, half of the white test takers knew the answer and a fifth of black test takers knew it. […]

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Cookies and Affirmative Action

By edward 8:00 am September 27, 2011 Yesterday my friend who attends UC Berkeley  told me that, “ish got real”. No, she wasn’t complaining about midterm exams or too much homework. She was referring to a bake sale. This isn’t your grandmother’s bake sale, well unless your grandmother set the prices of her cookies, brownies, […]

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53% Of Black Boys In Fourth Grade Can’t Read At Basic Level & We’re Mad at This Brother?

By jasiri x 3:47 pm September 26, 2011 According to recent studies 53% of black boys in fourth grade can’t read at a basic level. As many people have heard before, many states base how many prisons they are going to build off of 4th grade test scores. I guess we can assume a lot […]

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They Reminisce Over You

By Summer M. 8:31 am September 26, 2011 Last week I made the decision not to mention Troy Davis in my blog. This week, however, I feel the need to make a desultory remark or two. So random are my words that I am thinking about the law and morality. A bad move, I know. […]

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I Know Why Black Men act the Way they Act: Peter Pan Syndrome!!

By Fallon 8:50 am September 23, 2011 http://youtu.be/gA-oSadHikY As I walked home yesterday from the market with my several bags of groceries and my godson in toe being harassed by young black men who probably could be my nephews, I finally understood why many Black men act the way they do. Why they are completely […]

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Hip Hop Needs More Goblins

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am September 22, 2011 Seven months ago you couldn’t tell me that Odd Future would achieve mainstream representation; I guessed that they were a group of outlaws that would manage their own channels. And here my predictions have been assassinated: while Earl is under a boarding school in Samoa, Tyler has […]

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Capital Punishment

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 21, 2011 By this time, I hope you’ve all heard of and joined the battle to stop the execution of Troy Davis. I don’t know where his fate will stand at the time that this is posted but I do know that I disagree with his fate resting in […]

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Is Marriage for White People?

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:00 am September 21, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVEDpC_6iIE When I was nine years old my stepmother told me blatantly: “don’t you bring no white women home to my house.” The statement, which was racially charged with 4 ounces of abhorrence, 2 cups of historical baggage, and a whole recipe of nuances that could rationalize […]

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America’s Next Top Model: You’re In Our Box or You’re Out.

By Asha 2:00 pm September 20, 2011 Last week, America’s Next Top Model brought an All Star Season of previous ANTM contenders onto the catwalk in the season premier. Ratings of ANTM having been sinking for a while now, this is clearly a pull-out-all-the-gimics twist on the series infused with all types of contradiction. Tyra […]

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