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Historical Reflection: Martin the Revolutionary?

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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 like to believe that life is fluid and […]

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America’s White Supremacy Problem

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 in this country, the injustice of this case […]

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Chicago Violence: Our Problem, Our Solution

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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 talk about access to guns, a rigged […]

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

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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 of J’s just like the next man.  But I […]

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Return of the King

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

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 voyeurs, they have collectively manipulated and constructed a […]

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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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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 come to the picket lines with his mother, […]

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

  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

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 Zimmerman, a Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch captain who […]

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The Palestinian Resistance Will Not Be Televised!

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Let’s make this clear: Palestine has no navy, army or air force; this is not a war, this  genocide!

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