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A Door Closes, A Backdoor Opens

A Satanic group in Oklahoma is currently raising funds to have a statue of Satan insurrected at the Oklahoma state capitol, which is infamous for the Ten Commandments monument that took sparked the continuing debate over separation of Church and State. The satanic statue is the figure, Baphomet, a goat-headed humanoid with horns and wings […]

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A New Idea for a New Year

I spend most of my time here using the term “problematic” way too often. I see issues of varying significance in the world and pitch in my two cents and move on. It’s my tithe to the Church of Hater. Since this is my first post of the new year, it would seem obvious that I write […]

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In 2014, Will Hip-Hop Finally Grow Up?

Like many, I was saddened by the recent murders of 22 year old rap artist, Doe B and 21 year old Kimbrele Johnson, who was killed by a stray bullet in the same shooting. I saw many rappers and executives take to social media and express their condolences to the families of those killed, and I […]

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In the Land of the Blind…

A crowded urban barbershop on a busy weekend is bought to a deafen silence as a good looking, young black man walks in with an equally attractive young white woman on his arm. He greets his regular barber while his white companion takes a seat next to a black mother and child. A young black […]

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2013: A Quick Look Back

In two days we begin a new year. And so, I thought I’d use my final post of 2013 somewhat snarkily reflect on 2013 and make a few predictions for what might happen in the coming year. Here we go:

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Let’s Adopt An #IWokeUpLikeThis Politics for 2014

Whether or not Beyonce can call herself a feminist has been the topic that has captured most of the attention to Beyonce’s latest work. While interesting, I am more compelled by the threads of self-love and resistance laced throughout the album. My personal favorite moment of self-love and resistance resides in the irresistible quip from […]

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Are positive black male leads endangered in film?

Despite the belief that there aren’t enough positive roles or representations of Black men in media, this year I noticed that there ARE. Movies like 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, and Mandela, have rose to the occasion to provide a vision of the Black man in different eras. All of these movies are based on true stories, […]

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This is What Happens When Human Beings Become a “Revenue Stream”

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is the country’s biggest for-profit prison company and calls human beings in lock-up a “revenue stream.” Don’t let them profit off imprisoning even more.http://aclu.org/CCA #prisonprofiteers This video is part of the Prison Profiteers series produced by Brave New Foundation’s Beyond Bars campaign in partnership with the ACLU and The Nation. Narration […]

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior […]

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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

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Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

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