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America’s Next Top Model: You’re In Our Box or You’re Out.

By Asha 2:00 pm September 20, 2011 Last week, America’s Next Top Model brought an All Star Season of previous ANTM contenders onto the catwalk in the season premier. Ratings of ANTM having been sinking for a while now, this is clearly a pull-out-all-the-gimics twist on the series infused with all types of contradiction. Tyra […]

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My Life As A Blogger

By edward 12:05 pm September 20, 2011 This month marks my 2year anniversary as a blogger for the Black Youth Project. When Dr. Cathy Cohen suggested that I share my thoughts with the world on this digital platform I was a little apprehensive to say the least.  I wasn’t quite sure if anyone would care […]

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“It’s a New Day but the Same Old Lynchings”

By jasiri x 12:56 pm September 19, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WZUhITejfI Despite almost a million signatures being collected on petitions to halt the execution of Troy Davis, it’s still scheduled to take place on September 21. We made the above video to encourage as many people as we could to get involved. If you need anymore convincing, […]

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Game Theory #Pause

By Summer M. 8:00 am September 19, 2011 Not that I pay that much attention to hip-hop anymore, but rapper, [The] Game (when did he drop the article?) spoke out recently about gays and hip-hop, and I noticed. And by “notice” I mean someone mentioned it to me and I bothered to Google it. Call […]

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MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album

MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album Coming Soon…

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Brand New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

By Fallon 7:50 am September 16, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRSx_24eGOE&feature=player_embedded 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 […]

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Arizona State’s “Blackout”

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 14, 2011 On any given Saturday it’s not unusual for a camera to pan a stadium full of fans and land on a group that has covered in body paint in their school’s colors. This body painting practice is ubiquitous and was probably never given a second thought until […]

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“The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living”(?)- Part 2

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:24 am September 14, 2011 The unexamined life is not worth living. These are the words of Socrates at his trial for heresy, and after one of the most interactive summers I have ever experienced, I now want to take a moment to both reflect, but also interrogate the concept of privileged […]

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Why are there no more carrier pigeons?

By Asha 2:17 pm September 13, 2011 By the time I was old enough to learn to type or make any use of the internet, it was on its way into people’s homes and everyday lives. Despite that, it has evolved enough to not only transform news media, but create mediums and ways of spreading […]

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The Craziness about Black Mental Health

By edward 8:00 am September 13, 2011 This past Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity of hosting Black Almanac, the longest running public affairs program in the Southeastern region of the United States. I spoke with two veterans who now run non-profits focusing on mental health issues. According to the Count Me In Census Report, black […]

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