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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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Dangerously Unemployed: Black, Educated and Gifted; The Talented Tenth

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I have a friend who was born and raised in one of the most impoverished cities in America, with one of the highest crime rates in the US.  Despite coming from a city that reflects all of the debilitating reasons why a child would not go forward, she has attained two Ivy League degrees. After […]

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Dress Code or Racial Profiling? Bar Louie Offends Customers

  I understand that businesses want to protect their brand, but are they protecting their band or racially profiling? When can racial profiling be justly called? From personal experience, I can say that some businesses would rather lose a few customers than to open their minds and doors to a more diverse crowd. I remember […]

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Laying it on Too Thick[e]

Robin Thicke is having a “rough” couple of weeks. In this latest leg of the #getpaulaback campaign, blue-eyed soul crooner du jour Robin Thicke took to the BET Awards stage and sang another song about Paula Patton. During the performance, Robin looked…sad. He was weirdly tan, was showing off a buzz cut, and seemed puffy […]

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BYP100 calls out major LGBT organizations using #TheseOrgsAintLoyal

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  Yesterday, BYP100 members noticed that major LGBT rights organizations seemingly forgot about the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. They then began tweeting using the hashtag #TheseOrgsAintLoyal to call out organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GetEqual, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and others. 

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