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THE WEEKND Continues To Astound With New Mixtape “THURSDAY”

Thursday is not a cash grab or some collection of b-sides, and it never feels forced. The Weeknd’s second album is a fully-formed album, thoroughly conceived and well-executed. And considering the fact that it’s being released less than a year after its predecessor, and it’s still really good, I’d say Thursday is a more-than-worthy follow-up.

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The Internet Popularity of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

By Fallon 8:17 am August 19, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELMgw3FToXY&feature=youtu.be 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 […]

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Eating TV Dinners During Racial Zoo-Keeping

By Keantre Malone 11:56 am August 18, 2011 On top of America’s legacy of racism there’s nothing more upsetting than the absence of guilt, from the racists of course. Not even the first sentence describes the severity of our situation, especially when there are tv shows, Bait Car for instance, that broadcast the hatred of […]

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The Help

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm August 17, 2011 This weekend, I saw the much criticized/acclaimed movie The Help. I had planned to keep this a secret, to never tell a soul, and pretend this never happened. But, I wanted to have an opinion about the movie so I bought a ticket to The Smurfs and […]

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A Political Soundtrack

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:09 am August 17, 2011 “Musicians Don’t’ Die, They Decompose.” The power of music is a secret to no one. You can find the manifestations of this power everywhere. Just observe the impulse you get when you hear a strong base in the background of a new track, or the tired feeling […]

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“Please Describe Your Background”

By Asha 12:33 pm August 16, 2011 When I’m asked “What are you?” a question which my slight racial ambiguity warrants on almost a daily basis, I say black. So I check black on my college app. Then sometimes (most times actually), the question is followed by “Yeah, but what else?” and sometimes “She’s Cuban!” […]

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Secession aint gonna end the recession

By edward 8:00 am August 16, 2011 The old saying goes, “Don’t mess with Texas”. Believe me, I haven’t really messed with Texas since the 1995 Dallas Cowboys team. Although my heart is as big as the state itself, it’s tough for me to stomach the thought of Rick Perry becoming President of the United […]

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1-900-Blame a N!&&@, the UK Version

By jasiri x 1:44 pm August 15, 2011 Actually, I’m surprised it took this long for somebody to blame the riots on black people. In the BBC interview with Darcus Howe, a West Indian Writer and Broadcaster, where he attempted to explain the conditions that lead to the beginning of the uprising in Tottenham (including […]

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On Not Seeing ‘The Help’

By Summer M. 8:00 am August 15, 2011 I did not see The Help this weekend; I also did not read the book. Since I both read and saw The Secret Life of Bees a couple of years ago and am conversationally familiar with The Blind Side, I figured I had earned enough credit to sit this one […]

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WATCH THE THRONE, And Why Jay-Z and Mitt Romney Have A LOT In Common

I doubt Mitt Romney understands the plight of the underprivileged. And I couldn’t tell you if he likes Black people, either. But if he’s a Hip Hop fan, I bet he’ll love Watch The Throne. Because Mitt Romney and Jay-Z actually have a lot in common.

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