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When a Black Mother takes the Helm: Trisha Fraser is Going to Sue Pro-Life Groups

Standing stalwart face bearing the knowledge of the coming storm with melded limbs of moving muscles sensing the pending fight . . . they dig their feet, their pumps, their gym shoes into the dirt provoking . . . if not downright bear baiting the coming foe . . . yes, things begin to change […]

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R.I.P. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez

Left Eye embodied the spirit of TLC; she made them fun, unpredictable, and controversial. Lisa called it like she saw it and never held her tongue. And that’s why she’s an icon. And more than anything else, that’s why I miss her.

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Loosen the Ties that Once Were Nuses

There have been too many occasions in which a Black business has taken advantage of its customers for the sake of maximizing their income. A boatload majority of the support for these businesses comes from other Black people, and in effect, the profit-focused regulation creates a sad reality. Economic projects, whether entrepreneurship or achievement of […]

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Tyler Perry Is Full Of Sh*t….

This is lowbrow entertainment at its most blatant and exploitative. And that’s fine. Tyler Perry is undoubtedly a success. Great entertainers entertain their audience. But great artists challenge their audience. It’s about time Mr. Madea learned the difference.

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Youth as the Miner’s Canaries of Democracies!

In Peter Coy’s article the Kids Are Not Alright, he quotes that democracies are “much better at managing large numbers of highly educated people” than are nations with an official leader who has absolute authority (read: autocratic countries).  Leaders of autocratic nations face the dilemma of needing an educated work force to grow their country’s […]

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BEYONCE IS BACK, But Does She Still Rule The World?

Beyonce is ready to unleash her fierceness upon us once again. But does she still rule the world?

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MISTER CEE’S ARREST, And Rap’s Fear Of A Gay Hip Hip Head

Hip Hop wants you to believe that gayness somehow cannot coincide with Hip Hop culture. But what happens when an established and widely respected figure in the culture is caught getting dome from a male prostitute? Apparently, that’s problematic. Go figure.

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THINGS FALL APART: What Happened To Hip Hop’s Conscience?

There was a time when a Neo Soul/alternative Hip Hop movement was a visual, popular alternative to the violence, misogyny, and materialism of mainstream Hip Hop. This article is a love letter to that glorious movement, and an explanation as to why it faded away.

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Was It OK For Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey To Perform For The Qaddafi Family?

Pop stars don’t have a foreign policy. But maybe they should. Instead of partaking in some shitty, boring, all-star version of “What’s Goin On” or “We Are The World,” maybe it’s time for Pop stars to put their money where their mouths are, and reject blood money from bad people.

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Such a Painful Black Girl Reunion: Oprah and Iyanla

As a middle school student, I remember reading Iyanla Vanzant’s One Day My Soul Just Opened Up and thinking who is this black woman to write such a book about spiritual recovery that did not mention Jesus Christ as the penultimate factor in spiritual rejuvenation. Yes, back then I was a burgeoning Christian fundamentalist who […]

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