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Do Black Men Have a Problem with Short Hair on Women? Heck Yeah

Recently, I’ve decided to chop off 2/3 of my natural hair that I’ve been growing for the last 7 years. Many people are asking, “Why would I do such a thing to such beautiful and lush hair?” And, I say with a resolved grin because I need change and what’s easier than changing one’s hair. […]

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The black quarterback

Where there are sports, there are rituals, superstitions, and curses. And where there is a black quarterback, there is a contentious relationship with the white head coach, a pending court case, a finished prison sentence, a lost Super Bowl, or an early benching during a game. Where’s the love? Steve McNair. Dead. Duante Culpepper. UFL. […]

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What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Platform and Program

December 4th 1969. Officers raided Fred Hampton’s apartment, where he lay asleep (perhaps even drugged) in bed next to his pregnant girlfriend. All because of what he wanted and what he believed. Long before Fred Hampton’s meteoric rise, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was the target of a well executed smear campaign led by […]

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The Knowledge of Resources & a Series of Too Many Questions

Last week a black male college student told me that he wasn’t going to study abroad due to monetary issues. I flipped. Sometimes I feel that individuals create barriers for themselves, ones that in reality don’t even exist. Barriers that are only solidified because of a lack of information flow aka not knowing. So my […]

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Why Sarah Palin Is The Political Version Of Soulja Boy

To say the meteoric rise of Sarah Palin in the political world has been unexpected would be an understatement. Less than 10 years ago Palin was the Mayor of a small town in Alaska with a population of barely over 10,000 people. Before she was making a living off of political gaffes, she was winning […]

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Real People vs. Real Gangstas

This weekend I was blessed to do a workshop at the Community Justice Network for Youth National Conference in Washington DC. My co-presenter was a dope young organizer named Armando, from an organization in Tuscan AZ called Skrappys. As the conversation about Hip-Hop inevitably turned to the misrepresentation of our community by mainstream rappers I […]

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All I Want for Christmas — Celebrity Edition

Lately, I’ve been getting mail I’m pretty sure isn’t mine.  Still, I thought I’d share it.  Tis the season. Dearest Santa, How are you?  Hopefully absolutely phabulous–just like me.  I hope you have had a wonderful and restful year.  I’m sure you are prepared for yet another phantastic holiday season.  I know I am. I […]

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The 2011 Grammy Awards Report: And the nominees are….BORING.

The Grammys usually suck. Time and time again, some of the most incredible albums and songs of the year are consistently shafted in favor of the easily-digestible and unimpressive. This year is largely no exception. But this is to be expected. And for music nerds, bitching about the Grammys is a begrudged annual pastime, like […]

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Regis Smacks Nicki Minaj’s Butt on National TV: What the hell!

You know, sometimes I think I have seen it all, but Regis’ sexual advances against Nicki Minaj were simply gross and dehumanizing. If you have not, yet, seen the video please watch above and count the times Regis felt it appropriate to touch Nicki Minaj at her lower back. You would think that the madness […]

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Puck the anti-black Folice

You know. We always talk about education saying it as the answer to everything, yet we never talk about actual lessons. Talking about learning something, everyone knows about our culture: chicken induced diabetes, large rolling stone penises, the list goes on. The feeling “I’m f@cked up” extends to us as a whole when we too […]

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