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That’s Racist?

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 13, 2011 So someone just decided to fuck with me today, right? I’m all for celebrating your cultural heritage. But are these two people actually getting married in South Africa, in a Colonial Africa themed wedding, with Union Jacks displayed on the walls?! Are these British people waving Union […]

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The Struggle for Education, an Intellectual Fire, and a Sleep-In in front of Parliament

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:29 am July 13, 2011 On July 12th one hundred students gathered outside of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa to demand from their government an equal education. For the next few days the students are holding a “sleep-in” to ask for better infrastructure in their schools. These young people who are […]

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Life & Times Of A Bearded Black Man

By edward 8:00 am July 12, 2011 This spring I decided to try out a new look. Don’t worry I didn’t decide to bleach my hair like Wiz Khalifa or Chris Brown (reminds me too much of Sisqo which should be self-explanatory). Towards the end of my junior year of college I embarked on a […]

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Violist & Honor Student Brutally Beaten by 3 Undercover Cops [VIDEO]

By jasiri x 3:41 pm July 11, 2011 Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother’s house. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONPo-wslB40v

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On Little Dragon

By Summer M. 10:49 am July 11, 2011 If I had to choose, I suppose I would list Little Dragon as my favorite band. In fact, I spent the entire weekend listening to the quartet’s second album, Machine Dreams perhaps in a little subconscious preparation for the release of their new album, Ritual Union next […]

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Brand New Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

By Fallon 8:04 am July 8, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbgljZFi1A “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” follows the title character and friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations. I love this show. It reminds me of myself. I think I am going to have to find a way to interview her for the Black Youth […]

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A Black Womyn’s Desire for a White Man

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am July 7, 2011 A Black womyn grows up developing a hatred for the language accessed by the majority of Black men. I’ve heard about many occasions where the Black man has no chance with a womyn of certain standards using his familiar dialect. They know the call-outs very well; “ay […]

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No Country for Basketball Fans

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 6, 2011 On July 1, 2011 I woke up in a cold sweat. The NBA and its players failed to reach a labor agreement.  No country for professional (men’s) basketball fans. If September rolls around and there’s no NBA training camp…I can’t even imagine. Though it hurts my little […]

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Civil Rights, Gay Rights, and the Right to be Human

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:39 am July 6, 2011 In the blogsphere there has been some uproar about comparing the civil rights movement of the 1950′s and 60′s to the Gay Rights Movement (which is moving forward with their victory in New York last week.) Apparently, many people find it “appalling” that this comparison is being […]

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Black Women: Baby Makers or Baby Killers?

By Justin L. Hill 3:11 pm July 5, 2011 According to Clenard Childress, “the most dangerous place for an African American to be is in the womb of their African American mother.” From claims of being the least attractive women in the world (Satoshi Kanazawa’s study), to schizophrenically being viewed as both “irresponsible baby makers” […]

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