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Man who slapped crying toddler on plane sentenced to 8 months in prison

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:40 pm January 7, 2014 A man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on a Delta airline flight has been sentenced. Joe Rickey Hundley will serve 8 months in prison for his actions during the incident. 

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Let the Wailing Black Women Come: 60% of Black Girls are Sexually Abused before 18

By Fallon 9:11 am December 9, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vRFLgbIUWQ Black Women’s Blue Print reports that 60 percent of black girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. Wow!  When I first read this in my Facebook’s newsfeed I was speechless. 60 percent is a nice round number though if we are all honest with ourselves […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness: But Are We Truly Aware of Both??

By Fallon 10:07 am October 14, 2011 So, I am sitting here trying to understand why during the month of October Breast Cancer Awareness gets more media attention and corporate sponsorship than Domestic Violence Awareness which is also remembered during the month of October. I know that most women have breast irrespective of their size, pigmentation, […]

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Is Nicki Minaj In An Abusive Relationship?

I respect Nicki’s desire to keep her private life private. I just hope Nicki is smart enough, and strong enough, to walk away from a relationship that will only prove toxic to her professional and personal life.

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Says Seven year-old, “Big Sister let them Rape Me:” Trenton, Irresponsible Black Girls, and Savior Russell Simmons

By Fallon 8:18 am April 16, 2010 TRENTON — City police have charged a 15-year-old girl as an accomplice to the gang rape of her 7-year-old sister. Police said they believe the older sibling was paid for having sex with multiple partners Sunday night during a party at the troubled Rowan Towers apartment complex, and […]

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Seven Women at the Cross: A Black Feminist Speaks of Widows

By Fallon 8:00 am April 2, 2010 This week I had the opportunity to speak at Spelman College’s 8th Annual Seven Women at the Cross. For those who are not familiar with Seven Women at the Cross Services it is a time when women preachers and speakers recount the last seven days of Christ living […]

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Beyonce Says Big Ego, but Ruth says, “Eat your [damn] eggs, Walter Lee”

By Fallon 9:24 am December 4, 2009 So, why is it that every time I talk about black women’s lived experiences feeble-minded always on the black woman’s titty black man hollers in his best tonka truck voice, “We got it hard not black women?” Wow. My first immediate response is, “Did I say anything negative […]

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I saw the movie Precious, but what about her mother, Mary?

By Fallon 8:42 am November 13, 2009 I am my mother’s daughter and my mother is the daughter of my grandmother. And both their stories and silences speak through me. I begin with this mantra because spiritually and mentally I desperately need to understand why tears stained and wrinkled my cheeks as I watched the […]

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The Meltdown: Judge Sotomayor . . . It’s Okay to Cry??

By Fallon 7:14 am July 17, 2009 Surrounded by white men in suits. Cameras flickering then flashing. Hands laid flat upon table. Nodding pensively. Swinging pendulum of opinions “we are happy” to “we have many reservations.” Judge Sonia Sotomayor listens as senator after senator summarize their thoughts about her appointment to the highest court in […]

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