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Changing the Game for Black Men in Media

Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray and Jasiri X  I had the honor of interviewing Paradise Gray for the Game Changers Project at Elite Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. Paradise has a long history of activism and has been an instrumental part of building unity in our community since moving to Pittsburgh. Paradise talks about his history in […]

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Madea and Oprah Walk into a Bar

Instead of letting all of my righteous indignation flood the internet, I email back and forth with a couple of homies about stuff we see here. We sometimes conclude that it must be our brains that our screwed up, because clearly everyone else seems okay with all of this mess. A recent string of conversations […]

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The Belief in a Thing Makes it Happen

This past week I was asked by a group of middle school students “what do you believe in”? Even though the question was light hearted and blameless, I think as a black male twenty-two year old constantly challenged by the power and privilege dynamics of this society, it is important to rigorously interrogate my own […]

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Father Indicted After Beating His Daughters Over “Twerking” Video

A Dayton, Ohio father has been indicted after being caught on video beating his two daughters with a video cable .He’d caught them filming themselves “twerking” and completely lost it.

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Breaking The Cycle of Fear

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Fear can cause you to question your worth and true purpose in life. When you are hit with enough obstacles you can be overtaken by fear, until you feel that there is no way out. No way to pursue your dreams, be that change or answer the call when you are needed.

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BREAKING NEWS | Black Boys Graduating

In 2012, The Black Boy Report, a statistic based report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education, reported horrific news that Black male students in Rochester, NY were the absolute last in the Nation with a 9 percent graduation rate. It’s obvious, some city in the Nation must be last, but why and why with a 9 percent graduation […]

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Rick Ross is a Product of America’s Culture of Rape and Misogyny

Rick Ross needs to clearly and definitively apologize for describing a scenario in which he rapes a women in the song “U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’T Even Know It)“. His half hearted attempt to deflect the legitimate criticism of the song at a New Orleans radio station, while being cheered on by the DJ, actually made the situation worse. […]

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Free Kindle Book: “UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction”"

UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction by Richard L. Taylor Jr. Is available free on Amazon.com Until Thursday 12am PST, to Kindle & Kindle App Users!

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Twirl: In Defense of Kenya Moore

Last night, Bravo aired the finale episode of Ms. Kenya Moore’s inaugural twirl as a real housewife of Atlanta. And it, of course, was histrionically wonderful. Now, Moore has been at the center of several dramatic conflicts this season, serving beef to Kandi, my beloved Phaedra Parks, esq., and fellow rookie castmate, Porsha. Many have […]

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Why I Am Here for Marriage Equality: Changing the Conversation for Queer POCs

As we wait for the Supreme Court to offer its rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, a noticeable division has arisen between the mainstream LGBT agenda, and those of us who prefer and advocate for a more radical politics, namely for queer people of color. The tension is justified and wholly understandable. Many argue that […]

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