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I Know Why Black Men act the Way they Act: Peter Pan Syndrome!!

As I walked home yesterday from the market with my several bags of groceries and my godson in toe being harassed by young black men who probably could be my nephews, I finally understood why many Black men act the way they do. Why they are completely impervious to emotions. Why they can sleep with […]

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Why You Should Be Taking Tyler, the Creator and Kreayshawn Seriously

But don’t be fooled. Their success is organic and real; not some record label’s scheme. The rise of artists like Odd Future and Kreayshawn (as well as Lil B and Waka Flocka Flame) is subversive to Hip Hop’s status quo.

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Did 3 Little Girls Inspire Lil Wayne’s “How to Love?”

I know the big topic in regards to Lil Wayne is his “beef” with Jay Z and whether Jay will respond and blah, blah, blah. But I want to reexamine a older “diss” that I believe actually lead to Lil Wayne responding albeit in a different way. I like most of you, especially if you […]

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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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The Era-Defining Legacy of Amy Winehouse

And that’s why Amy Winehouse was so unique, controversial and fascinating. It was impossible to tell where her music ended and her real life began. There was no script. In the words of Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse was “an analog girl, livin’ in a digital world,” oblivious to the voyeuristic culture of camera flashes and snarky bloggers that surrounded her.

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My Favorite Albums of 2011 (SO FAR)

These are my top five albums of 2011, thus far. Pick these records up if you haven’t already, and let us in on some of your personal faves….

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Black Women: Baby Makers or Baby Killers?

According to Clenard Childress, “the most dangerous place for an African American to be is in the womb of their African American mother.” From claims of being the least attractive women in the world (Satoshi Kanazawa’s study), to schizophrenically being viewed as both “irresponsible baby makers” and unrepentant “baby killers,” Black women find their roles […]

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A Daughter’s Reflection on Sickness, Intimacy, and her Godmother

When I was a little black girl I would secretly pray to God, the Father, to become sick. You see, when I was sick my non-domestic black mother would cuddle me and become the “ideal mother.” She would busy herself with medicinal concoctions and Vick’s rub. Yes, my mother thought and continues to think; Vick’s […]

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Beyonce’s “4″: THE REVIEW

Beyonce she makes this shit look easy on 4; these are soulful, rollicking, and relentlessly charismatic performances that could only be turned in by an artist that is 100% confident and comfortable in her own skin. 4 is what happens when a great artist has nothing left to prove. And it is a stunning album.

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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video, and the Irrelevance of the Parents Television Council

At the end of the day, if you think your kid is going to try to emulate the “Man Down” video, then you need to have a long, long talk with your child. In the meantime, the Parents Television Council should to shut the fuck up, let artists be artists, and find a cause that actually matters.

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