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Historical Reflection: Martin the Revolutionary?


By Ekundayo Igeleke 11:49 am July 22, 2014 Because of my frustration with the latest season of the Boondocks, I revisited the boondocks first season episode featuring Dr. King.  I have recently encountered many people who live a static life or believe that people do not change or if they change, they are “fake”.  I […]

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America’s White Supremacy Problem

By Aaron @Talley_Marked 8:13 am July 21, 2014 A year ago, when George Zimmerman was unjustly acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, I wanted to believe that this would be a moment that would wake the country up from its post-racial stupor. For me, as a black male, and for many other black people […]

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Chicago Violence: Our Problem, Our Solution


By santee 12:02 pm July 18, 2014 There are thousands of articles online at this point about the gun violence in Chicago and the larger issue of gun violence throughout this country. However as it relates to Chicago……there is so much to be said and done that one hardly knows where to start. We can […]

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Michael Jordan Is Not His Brother’s Keeper, So Why Are We Dying For His Sneakers


By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 12:54 pm July 17, 2014 We have all seen and read the news stories of people being beaten, killed and the crazy mobs that happen over a pair of Jordans.  Now I am not going to sit here and pretend to be on high horse, because I appreciate a nice pair […]

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Return of the King

By Summer M. 1:41 pm July 15, 2014 I love LeBron James. And it’s not just because he makes clips from The Lion King appropriate.

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Money Power Respect: Hip-Hop As A Socioeconomic Movement

By Keevin Brown 12:45 pm July 15, 2014 Hip Hop from its inception has been about the unique ways and various means of self-representation and self-expression. Breaking, graffiti, rapping, and DJing were not all codified to encompass what constitutes Hip Hop, but through the very limiting and narrow lens of culture vultures, ethnographers and other […]

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10 Year Old Asean Johnson Checks Roland Martin, “We don’t need the National Guard in Chicago”

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By jasiri x 12:00 pm July 15, 2014 Interviewing Asean Johnson, his mother Shoneice Reynolds, and his brother Krisean at the AFT Convention in Los Angeles (Photo by Dr. Goddess)  Asean Johnson stepped onto the national stage 2 years ago when his mother Shoneice Reynolds, a Chicago Public School employee, was on strike. Deciding to […]

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BYP Memo: Moving Beyond Marriage, What Young People of Color Think about the LGBT Agenda

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:34 am July 15, 2014   Over the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic shift in how the public and the courts view same-sex marriage. Much of the reporting on this issue focuses on the overwhelming levels of support for same-sex marriage from the millenial generation.

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One year later: remembering Trayvon and the Zimmerman verdict

By Shantell @shantell_em 9:44 am July 14, 2014 Some days you will never forget. Your sixteenth birthday. Prom. Your first crush. All of the moments that we’re taught to remember. Then there are days that you wish that you could forget. Ones that you feel like should have never ever happened. The day that George […]

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The Palestinian Resistance Will Not Be Televised!


By Ekundayo Igeleke 1:54 pm July 10, 2014 Let’s make this clear: Palestine has no navy, army or air force; this is not a war, this  genocide!

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