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Brand New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

By Fallon 8:33 am October 7, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-iNpSVXbWU 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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Rappin’ About Race

By Keantre Malone 12:05 pm October 6, 2011 It’s easy for folks to dismiss the perceived issues with “post-racial” America as paranoia in the Black community. Most of the time it will be these peers that will never know what its like to walk into a room and automatically be presumed ignorant or unknowing. College […]

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Willow Smith’s “Fireball”: How Is This Girl Ten Years Old?

This gets our stamp of approval. It somehow manages to be straight-up, unadulterated, red hot FIYAH, while still being 110% age appropriate. Willow Smith is an insanely gifted vocalist for a preteen. She’s all cuteness and swag behind the mic; no fear and not a hint of amateurishness. Un-real.

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First Comes Love…

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 5, 2011 I’m not the girl who has kept a wedding scrapbook. I don’t have a list of vendors, bridesmaids or any remote vision of what “my wedding” day will look like. There’s not a single color scheme, flower arrangement or style of dress in my mind. I’ve never […]

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Common Wants To Take You HIGHER with “BLUE SKY”

Common’s “Blue Sky” is a call to arms for a generation haunted by a sense of hopeless. He doesn’t want you to get angry; he wants you to get inspired, reach higher and dream bigger. Who’s with him?

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“I am Intelligent” and the Self Efficacy of an Eight Year Old

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:00 am October 5, 2011 “I am intelligent, I am intelligent, who are you? Because I am intelligent” These were the words I told an 8-year-old boy to repeat as I helped him with his homework at a community center for HIV/Aids impacted communities.  He spoke about how he really wanted an […]

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Rick Perry’s “Oops!”

By Asha 1:30 pm October 4, 2011 So there’s a whole lot of fuss over GOP candidate Rick Perry’s hunting ground which may or may not have once been or is now called “Niggerhead”. When visitors spotted a rock with the name under a not-so-thick coat of white paint, news media has been all over […]

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Stop Blaming Hip-Hop For What Probably Goes On At Your Church

By edward 10:18 am October 4, 2011 Last week my friend, and fellow BYP blogger, wrote a gripping piece about the omnipresence of homophobic lyrics in hip-hop through the lens of Tyler, the Creator. Jonathan’s post made me think again about what role I as a listener, and other hip-hop fans have in combating homophobia […]

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BYP Afternoon Round-UP: NYPD Received $4.6 Mil from JPMorgan Chase, Eddie Long Wants His Money Back, and MORE!

BYP Afternoon Round-UP: NYPD Received $4.6 Mil from JPMorgan Chase, Eddie Long Wants His Money Back, and Obama = Hitler?!

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I Wish #OccupyWallStreet Critics Would Get Off the Couch and Get in the Game

By jasiri x 1:36 pm October 3, 2011 After the Occupy Wall Street Movement finally got some coverage form the mainstream media, due to some very bad behavior by the NYPD, the blogosphere began to buzz with post after post about what #OccupyWallStreet was doing wrong. From the message to the way the protestors were […]

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