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Why is Everybody Hating on the Feminists?

By Asha 3:05 pm November 15, 2011 At my high school, the newly formed “Young Feminists Society” has become the latest joke in the hallways. The level of social acceptance for sexism, girl hate, and anti feminism blows my mind. A freshman boy labeled it “Young Dyke’s Club.” A freshman had the nerve to cross […]

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What Makes Difference? The 99% and 1%


By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 11:30 am November 15, 2011 In the past few weeks I have observed the occupy movement show up in more headlines, gain substantial attention, and impact crips and bloods alike who identify as the 99%. In light of this movement I am led to wonder why this moment has been chosen as […]

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Where Is Condi?

By edward 10:16 am November 15, 2011 When I was little I got a kick out flipping through the “Where’s Waldo” books. The intellectual stimulation I received from tirelessly searching for the bookish looking White guy in the not-so conspicuous red –striped shirt kept me engaged for hours on end. Yesterday, it seemed as if […]

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Occupy Chicago


By FMSupreme 2:25 pm November 14, 2011 When the Occupy Wall Street Movement kicked off September 17th, 2011, many thought it would be short lived and a waste of time. For awhile, the objectives, goals and demands of the protesters were unclear and many thought this this demonstration would pass over just like the other […]

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Why I can’t in Good Conscious Accept Payment from the University of Connecticut

By jasiri x 1:52 pm November 14, 2011 Colin Neary and Jasiri X (Photo by Paradise Gray) After all of the media attention around my decision to perform my song “Occupy (We the 99)” at the University of Connecticut despite the objections of the student government; they still haven’t gotten the point! At first, they […]

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On Moral Obligation

By Summer M. 8:46 am November 14, 2011 What happened at Penn State was a great travesty. None of us doubt that. I hope that each of the boys and families involved, some of whom were probably black, have gotten or soon get the care they need to recover from this abuse. (Granted, race is not […]

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While SNAPBACKS Take Over…

By Keantre Malone 6:16 pm November 13, 2011 If I must have something that I don’t like about having locks, it would be that I can’t rock a snapback. Had there not been so much of a conversion in the herds of Black youth—fitted caps are nearly extinct among the heads of the coolest kids—my […]

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New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: Part 2 of “The Unexpected”

By Fallon 8:00 am November 11, 2011 I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy […]

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Trauma Center Campaigns & the Perpetual Struggle for Healthcare in Communities of Color

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:17 am November 9, 2011 This past spring was the first time I attended a meeting for an organization that is mobilizing youth to stand up for their rights and be heard. The organizations name is FLY (fearless leading by the youth). Fly is now in the middle of a Trauma Center […]

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MJ’s Doctor Found Guilty of Ending a Troubled Life

By Asha 2:59 pm November 8, 2011 Six nights a week at the secluded Neverland Ranch, $150,000 a month, and an insomniac pop legend pleading “just make me sleep” were enough to cloud the ethics of Dr. Conrad Murray. A combination of isolation in a strange environment, inadequate qualifications, monetary incentive, and the borderline insanity […]

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