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Life & Times Of A Bearded Black Man

This spring I decided to try out a new look. Don’t worry I didn’t decide to bleach my hair like Wiz Khalifa or Chris Brown (reminds me too much of Sisqo which should be self-explanatory). Towards the end of my junior year of college I embarked on a beard growing journey. My inspiration for the […]

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Violist & Honor Student Brutally Beaten by 3 Undercover Cops [VIDEO]

Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother’s house. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONPo-wslB40v

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On Little Dragon

If I had to choose, I suppose I would list Little Dragon as my favorite band. In fact, I spent the entire weekend listening to the quartet’s second album, Machine Dreams perhaps in a little subconscious preparation for the release of their new album, Ritual Union next week. Normally, I leave the music posts to […]

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Brand New Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbgljZFi1A “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” follows the title character and friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations. I love this show. It reminds me of myself. I think I am going to have to find a way to interview her for the Black Youth Project. Let me know what you think.

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A Black Womyn’s Desire for a White Man

A Black womyn grows up developing a hatred for the language accessed by the majority of Black men. I’ve heard about many occasions where the Black man has no chance with a womyn of certain standards using his familiar dialect. They know the call-outs very well; “ay lil mama” separates the scrubs from the eligible. […]

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No Country for Basketball Fans

On July 1, 2011 I woke up in a cold sweat. The NBA and its players failed to reach a labor agreement.  No country for professional (men’s) basketball fans. If September rolls around and there’s no NBA training camp…I can’t even imagine. Though it hurts my little heart to say it, the NBA is much […]

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Civil Rights, Gay Rights, and the Right to be Human

In the blogsphere there has been some uproar about comparing the civil rights movement of the 1950′s and 60′s to the Gay Rights Movement (which is moving forward with their victory in New York last week.) Apparently, many people find it “appalling” that this comparison is being made. Here are my thoughts: Just to say […]

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Black Women: Baby Makers or Baby Killers?

According to Clenard Childress, “the most dangerous place for an African American to be is in the womb of their African American mother.” From claims of being the least attractive women in the world (Satoshi Kanazawa’s study), to schizophrenically being viewed as both “irresponsible baby makers” and unrepentant “baby killers,” Black women find their roles […]

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Independence Day Does Not Mean Freedom For Everybody

As the fireworks lit up the sky over the San Francisco Bay and emitted smoke and dust that contained various heavy metals, sulfur-coal compounds and other noxious chemicals I reflected on the ever evasive concept of independence. What does independence means to the ex felons who have been relegated to the lowest rung of the […]

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On This Day We Declare Independence From Glenn Beck

Yep, Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News has officially been terminated, thanks to his own insane rantings and a big push by activists that hounded his advertisers to abandon him, most notably Color of Change.  Justifiably, he went out with a whimper, although not the customary Glenn Beck tear filled whimper. Yeah, he has some […]

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