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The revolution will be televised

The revolution will be televised.  Yes it will.  That is because we will not have one of our own anytime soon. We may be in the street marching with signs but it will more than likely be for some far away country fighting for this thing we call democracy. I really am trying to be […]

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The Joke IS Black People

Dedicated to Gopher! I support you ma. Nothing spikes my blood pressure quicker than non-Black people that change their demeanor around Black people. It occurs mostly between womyn; non-Blacks add “u’s” to “girl”, perform the two snaps and around gesture, push their lips out to say “boo boo!”—the list goes on. A little imitation of […]

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Patrice Lumumba: Our Beloved Black Brother

Influenced by Kwame Nkrumah. Influence to Che Guevara. Patrice Lumumba isn’t a name on many Black History rubrics but he cast a global shadow in life and most unfortunately, in death. His Pan-Africanist ideals were cemented after attending the All-African Peoples’ Conference in December of 1958. It was less than two years later, in 1960 […]

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The Dark Continent: Who Are You? “We Are The Poor”

This is for the mother in Langa that walked three blocks to boil water over an open fire, not in her house, but near her house to cook for her children. This is for the child on the south side of Chicago that takes a bus and two trains twice a day to get an […]

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Hide Ya Tweets, Hide Ya Hashtags, They Startin’ Revolutions Out Here

This past week the world saw that in the battle of the people vs. the machine, the people prevailed.  Acclaimed poet, Gil Scot Heron said the “Revolution Will Not Be Televised”;  to a certain extent he was right. The revolution was digitized. Even though the seemingly insurmountable Mubarak machine was armed with a  war chest […]

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Some of My Best Friends Give CPAC Speeches

Conservatives Conference

The interesting thing about the GOP to me is they seem to have this attitude that if they don’t acknowledge it, then it’s simply not true. It’s a great strategy on the surface, but inevitably it always leaves them looking extremely insincere. At this years Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC they had a “Black” man Allen West, Republican Congressman from Florida, as the keynote speaker. To them it meant that conservatives aren’t racist, no matter how low their attacks on President Obama go (Communist, Illegal Alien, Muslim, N-Word), because one of their best friends, Allen West, gave the keynote.

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Today in Post-Race History: Pepsi Challenge[d]

Now that the Super Bowl dust has settled, I am nursing my way out of an omg-no-football-for-seven-months depression with small bits of NBA basketball (Derek Rose has overtaken Chris Paul as my favorite player), until March Madness helps me get through the last leg of my winter hibernation.  Overall, the big game was rather entertaining, […]

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Grammy Predictions

So the Grammys are finally upon us. This Sunday night, pop music’s heavy-hitters will sit awkwardly in a theatre in L.A. and wait with bated breath as nameless, faceless “Grammy voters” decide which artists actually made good music over the past year or so. They will likely be completely wrong. The performances should be ok […]

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An Early Valentine’s Day Post: I am My Father’s Daughter

Next week is Valentine’s Day. So, I thought I would write an early post about it from the perspective of someone (i.e. me) who deeply desires “soul abiding” relationships, but who struggles greatly in that regard. So, you know what is troubling for me is to look in the mirror and see myself becoming like […]

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Hip Hop’s Not Too Raw for Valentine’s Day

Take a look at your G-Shock—yup it’s about that time. I don’t know if it’s because it’s my first year in college or what, but Valentine’s Day is a pretty big deal to me. No it’s not a sucker’s holiday, and no it should not substitute yearly or monthly efforts at relationships. You have to […]

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