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If you don’t already know, time is a cruel mistress who demands her “pound of flesh” by yearly ripping away our youth and vitality.   Among my close circle of friends, all in our mid-to-late 20s, we have each begun taking action to thwart her evil plan.  The telltale signs of aging are starting to become […]

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All That War Sh** Is For The Birds: Obama & Libya

In just under 30 minutes President Barack Obama gave what Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry called  “a mix of Just War Theory and classic University of Chicago IR-Realist Theory.” In a standard black suit, with a modified spread collar, and crimson colored tie, the former law school lecturer had the uniform that symbolized blood and war (red […]

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“Three Little Girls” Shot Down in Cold Blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgcVMvl-k7Av For Woman’s History Month we wanted to shed light on how violent this society is especially towards woman and girls. “Three Little Girls” tells the stories of the senseless murders of Christina Taylor Green (9 yrs old), killed during the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Brisenia Flores (9 yrs old), gunned down by anti-immigrant […]

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On Dirty Laundry

I swear I’ll stop writing about Jalen Rose and The Fab Five after this week.  I promise.  I did, however, want to beat this dead horse one more good time take a moment to make a request of my (s)kinfolk. What follows is a clip of ESPN’s Chris Broussard discussing the Jalen Rose/Grant Hill issue […]

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9 Songs Every PRINCE Fan Should Know

How can you call yourself a Prince fan (for example) if you’ve only got “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” and “1999” on your iPod shuffle? It’s just not enough. These are the 9 songs every Prince fan should know.

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Women’s Herstory Month: Do You Know Any Border-Crossing Black Women?

On the last Friday of Women’s Her-story Month, I want to honor black women who are what I call “border-crossers.” Border crossing is centered in the margins and “what moves people” . . . the fluid transmissions and the mergers. It comes out of womanism and black feminism. It comes out the frustration with borders […]

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Inhumane Gossip With A Camera and Mic: The Struggle of Chris Brown

So…Good Morning America gets their studio trashed and tilts their heads in confusion. Why the awesomeness Robin Roberts? On Tuesday Chris Brown visited the ABC morning show, where he was asked to participate in an interview. And of course after two years of repenting for the incident with Rihanna, Robin Roberts, unlike a true friend, […]

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The Major Issues in the NFL Lockout

All of the talk of will they, won’t they is over. The NFL players union decertified (giving them the right to sue the owners, which they did) and the owners fired back by imposing a lockout. While the owners will lose money from gate receipts, they are saving on salaries and operating costs. They are […]

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The Dark Continent: The End of the Road

Don’t Judge me for having the Boyz2Men hit single in my head as I traveled back to the states. After spending the last three months outside of the country it feels almost odd to be back on my college campus in Chicago. I witnessed the execution of a chicken in Humakuya Village(and ate it for […]

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Jasiri X on “Left of Black” with Mark Anthony Neal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8MvhCJ09Mv I was recently honored to appear on Mark Anthony Neal’s weekly webcast “Left of Black”. Mark Anthony Neal is a Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, author of five books, frequent commentator for National Public Radio and a regular columnist for theLoop21.com. The […]

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