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Today in Post-Race History: A Rock and a Hard Place

By Summer M. 8:00 am October 3, 2011 I really hate it when politics interrupt my fantasy football preparation. There I was checking Twitter for tweets that might help my abysmal fantasy team when I started seeing posts about presidential candidate Rick Perry’s little problem. In case you missed it, according to a story published in The […]

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Adele’s “Someone Like You” Video is Completely Unoriginal and Depressing…And I Love It.

Adele’s “Someone Like You” video is completely unoriginal and beyond formulaic. And I love it. So get out your tissues, and get ready to feel like shit. This is a celebration of the stark, intimate, sometimes black-and-white, heartbreaking, female songwriter-songwriter-driven music video. Enjoy…?

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“I am the Baddest Bitch” LA Basketball Wives: Colorism, Draya vs. Laura, and Overall Worthlessness

By Fallon 8:37 am September 30, 2011 So, I will admit I watch Basketball Wives. Yes, I do. However, I think I have to draw the line at LA Basketball Wives. It’s too much. In particular, it’s the colorism of the show that is the most glaring issue for me. On the very first episode, […]

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Who Brought Colonialism to the Party?

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am September 29, 2011 Dedicated to the girl with the red beret. To dissing me for writing about celebrities lately. Rumor goes that, in Chicago, they shut down the predominantly Black/Latin@ bus routes early to keep us away from the white spaces. Route 80-Ashland, Route 70-Division, just to name a couple, […]

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty and the Burden of Proof

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 28, 2011 Troy Anthony Davis was killed by the state of Georgia last week. His trial, conviction and the refusal to reverse said conviction is a textbook example of the problem that the burden of proof has started to shift to the party charged with the crime and away […]

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‘Faggot’, Tyler the Creator and a Culture of Homophobia

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 2:42 am September 28, 2011 Culture in itself is harmless. Simply a hallow word that curls off the surface of one’s tongue. It is only when culture is contextualized that it begins to define our world, our actions, and our perception. When “culture” is paired with another term, it ceases to be […]

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SAT who?

By Asha 1:46 pm September 27, 2011 When the SAT asked however many thousands of high school seniors take it every year to find the word that relates most to ‘oarsman’ and the correct answer is ‘regatta’, half of the white test takers knew the answer and a fifth of black test takers knew it. […]

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Cookies and Affirmative Action

By edward 8:00 am September 27, 2011 Yesterday my friend who attends UC Berkeley  told me that, “ish got real”. No, she wasn’t complaining about midterm exams or too much homework. She was referring to a bake sale. This isn’t your grandmother’s bake sale, well unless your grandmother set the prices of her cookies, brownies, […]

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53% Of Black Boys In Fourth Grade Can’t Read At Basic Level & We’re Mad at This Brother?

By jasiri x 3:47 pm September 26, 2011 According to recent studies 53% of black boys in fourth grade can’t read at a basic level. As many people have heard before, many states base how many prisons they are going to build off of 4th grade test scores. I guess we can assume a lot […]

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They Reminisce Over You

By Summer M. 8:31 am September 26, 2011 Last week I made the decision not to mention Troy Davis in my blog. This week, however, I feel the need to make a desultory remark or two. So random are my words that I am thinking about the law and morality. A bad move, I know. […]

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