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Teacher medically evaluated, placed on leave for writing science fiction novels about school killings

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A Massachusetts school teacher was placed on administrative leave after authorities discovered he’d authored two books that described school killings. Earlier this month, the Dorchester County Board of Education was alerted that eighth grade language arts teacher Patrick McLaw had several aliases, which he published the books under.

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole. […]

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Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

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Raising $80,000 for the Negro In History | CALL TO ACTION

Eunique Jones has created a photographic sensation with her ”Because of Them, We Can-Black History and Beyond” campaign and has taken the movement to KICKSTARTER. The plan is to raise $80,000 by June 19th, to produce a high quality book contained with all 365 images of kids turned icons. The KICKSTARTER project will cover design and layout, copyediting, printing and delivering expenses for […]

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Uninspired Nihilism

Lately, I’ve found it exceedingly difficult to blog.  To be sure, it’s not because I lack the desire to write and make you privy to my mental awesomeness each Monday morning, but rather because I’ve essentially checked out of the blogging world.  I wish I could blame it on my dissertation.  (It’s coming along.  Not […]

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Plantations, Power and Professional Athletes

There is so much wrong with this entire LeBron James fiasco it would take a year to flesh it all out, by which time LeBron may have his first ring (courtesy of Dwyane Wade and the backup dancers down in South Beach). Reactions have been varied, as expected. This decision will affect the NBA game […]

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Rhythm and Blackness

“She dances like a Black girl.” What? Is there something distinct about the way in which we move or speak that is noticeably…Black? Before, I would have denied this. There’s no way you can identify movement or speech as distinctly Black. Right? Maybe.

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Halloween: Battle Between Church and State

Growing up in a fairly religious household, I was never allowed to trick or treat. I never got to dress up as a ghost, goblin, or display any type of cute themed cartoon— the innocent ones like Winnie the Pooh or Mighty Morphing Power Rangers (The originals). Unlike my story, most little kids growing up […]

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Kiss and Tell: Losing Isiah

Those of us who lament the current incarnation of the NBA despite Lebron James’ and Chris Paul’s (he’s soooo cute — no hetero) greatness do so because we remember the golden age of the league.  (Are you looking for Kobe love?  You won’t get that here.  Move along.)  Those of us born in the 80s […]

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Roy G. Whiz

Uh oh.  It’s a code red (black and green).  The bat signal is out.  bell hooks has started spelling her name in all CAPS.  Call up your elders, pray to your ancestors; conjure up your inner fairies, spirits, and goddesses.  Tyler Perry is turning your favorite play, excuse me, choreopoem into a movie.

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