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When an Unarmed Black Man is Run Over by Police Officers and Nobody is Charged

A image of Marlon Brown, just seconds before he was run over and killed by a Florida Police Officer  Marlon Brown committed the shocking crime of not wearing his seat belt, and his sentence was death, when he was run over by police officer James Harris. What’s not shocking is that Officer Harris, although fired, was […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Team Spirit

We’re on the cusp of October and thus fully entrenched in fall and the NFL season. Although it cannot be called America’s pastime, that designation belongs to baseball, football is America’s game. It’s the country’s most popular sport, and in many ways is analogous to and signals the contradiction of the society from which it […]

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The Best Man Holiday movie offers $1760 college scholarship

Many of us are excited about the upcoming sequel to the cult classic “The Best Man.” Not only can we look forward to seeing The Best Man Holiday this fall, but a select group of students will have the movie to thank for some scholarship money.

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Gun Violence: Not Just A Black Peoples’ Problem

The conversation about violence is exacerbating; but it must be talked about until it’s no longer an issue. Do I think we can live in a world without gun violence? No. But it can be lessened. In order to lessen the frequency of gun violence in urban communities we must first give a damn.

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Damned If You Do: Banned Books, Rejected Emmys, and the Catch-22 of Being a Black Artist

There exists a certain irony that arises when Black artists attempt to achieve recognition in a country where Western European notions of what constitutes talent still predominates the artistic landscape. Recently, fellow blogger Anti-Intellect wrote a blog over at Funky Dineva challenging the Black community’s apparent outrage at Kerry Washington losing out on a Emmy. […]

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Is Obama Having A Hard Time Because He’s Black?

When Obama got elected, we knew he had his work cut out for him. Cleaning up what many feel was a series of problems from former President Bush was the most immediate challenge. We also knew that by being the first black president in the history of the United States, he’d upset a few folks.But how much does race really play in the challenges that President Obama is facing on Capital Hill? According to The Root’s Brian Palmer, race has everything to do with it.

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NAACP Partners With Young Activists To Combat “Stand Your Ground Laws”

Activism does not have an age restriction, and a group of young activists in Florida are proving that statement to be true. The Dream Defenders have teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to combat the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws that exist in the country.

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4 Charged in Massive Shooting That Wounded 13

Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting that wounded 13 at a Chicago Park Thursday evening. According to police, Byron Champ, 21 and Tabari Young, 22 fired into a crowd as Brad Jett, 22, acted as a watchman. From The Los Angeles Times: Police said the motive for the […]

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Young Black Men in America Speak Out, “Our Lives Aren’t Valued As Much”

Eliyah Davis and Devin Pandy from the 1Hood Media Academy  (Photo by Amil Cook) Shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict 1Hood Media spoke to 3 of its students about being a young Black man in America. Their answers may surprise you.

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Why Jaden Smith is Actually Right About Schools Being a Tool to Brainwash Youth (Kinda)

few days ago, the media got word of Jaden Smith’s recent admonishing of schooling on his Twitter account, stating most notably that “schools are a tool to brainwash the youth,” and that “if people dropped out of school we would have a much more intelligent society.” Predictably, the backlash against Jaden’s musings was quick and decisive. Partly because youth’s opinions are seldom critically engaged and easily suppressed in the society, partly because Jaden is very privileged and so the value of school in his own nascent career is probably negligible, and lastly because I doubt many people think it’s a good idea to drop out of school (unless you’re a rich white male who goes on to start a supremely popular tech enterprise—then a debate about the value of education is seriously weighed, but a Black boy saying it—well…I digress)

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