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It’s better than money: It’s FOOD STAMPS!

By Supernerd 6:19 am December 24, 2009     I read the New York Times article titled “Food Stamps Usage Soars, Stigma Fades.” The article is about the lessening of  stigma regarding the use of food stamps. What comes to mind when you think of the U.S. welfare system, specifically food stamps or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?  For me, I […]

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The Princess and the Frog, but what about the White Frog’s Hunters?

By Fallon 7:47 am December 11, 2009 Today the Princess and the Frog opens across the nation. Of course, I’m going to go see the movie, however like most cynics I wrote a blog about the movie before it premiered approximately two months ago to  be exact. So, if my argument is proven wrong by […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Full Corps Press

By Summer M. 7:09 am December 7, 2009 I don’t follow the comings and goings of the White House press corps, so I’m wading in uncharted water here.  (I come from a long line of water waders, so I think I’ll be ok.)  Yet I did watch the clip of last week’s exchange between White […]

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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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Donnie McClurkin vs Tonéx: Round ONE

By Supernerd 5:24 pm November 19, 2009   The homosexuality controversy in black faith communities has reached a feverish pitch, especially with Tonéx’s and Donnie McClurkin’s recent admissions. Probably most renowned for the rumors regarding their sexuality, these two black gospel singers have become the centerpiece to the debate of the role homosexuals should play […]

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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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Morehouse: from your closet speaks truth

By Supernerd 9:59 am November 12, 2009   Personally, I find sagging pants, du-rags, grills and accessories distasteful; however, I stand by people’s right to be self-expressive, particularly when it comes to ‘cross-dressing.’ In talking about Morehouse College dress code, I have to give props to Frank Leon Roberts for his post on the Root.  In Morehouse’s efforts […]

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Derrion Albert, Fenger High and Neighborhood Melee Part 2: Establishing Blame

By Supernerd 3:12 am November 3, 2009   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FpBt6jJc0 “Where were the cops?” asks Letzbeforreal in his mini-video.  His question is not new. He, like everyone else, is looking to hold some bigger entity accountable for the murder of Derrion Albert.  He wants to lay blame where it does “the most good.”  Others assign blame to […]

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