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More LGBT African Americans turning to Kwanzaa for holidays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 27, 2013 While the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, the season can also be difficult and exclusionary for members of the black LGBT community. Due to the alienation, more LGBT African Americans are turning to the holiday of Kwanzaa. 

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For the first time ever, Republican National Committee commemorates Kwanzaa

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm December 27, 2013 Yesterday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, an annual 7-day celebration honoring African and American American heritage and culture, and the Republican National Committee wants you to know that they support the holiday. In the committee’s first-ever commemoration of the holiday, RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote that he wants ”to extend […]

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Rapper Meek Mill gives back to hometown of Philly this season

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:53 pm November 26, 2013 Just a few weeks ago, we reported that native Philadelphian Kevin Hart had donated 500 computers to the city’s schools. Now, another Philly-bred celebrity is giving back. Rapper Meek Mill will be giving away turkeys this week.

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It’s not racist if it’s Halloween

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 11:21 am October 30, 2013 Halloween is right next door. I absolutely love Halloween. It’s the only day where you can actually be whatever you want to be and no one judges you for it. So put on drag, wear the skimpiest outfit, or be your childhood superhero no matter how […]

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What does your Halloween costume say about you?

By ErbanLady @ErbanLady 1:49 pm October 29, 2013 With Halloween less than two days away there has been a rash of photos of insensitive (at best) costumes surfacing on the Internet. Now that technology is an ever-invading part of our daily lives we are exposed to the raw naked truth that folks sometimes do things […]

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Suspect in New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Arrested; Faces 20 Charges

19 year-old Akein Scott has been arrested in connection with the Mother’s Day Parade shooting in New Orleans that left 19 people injured, including 2 children. Scott will reportedly face 20 charges of attempted second degree murder.

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GOP State Senator Attacks Kwanzaa: ‘Almost No Black People Care About It’

Republican WI state senator Glenn Grothman is under fire after attacking the Kwanzaa holiday, asserting that “no black people care” about it. Of course, it’s actually observed by 2 million Americans. Should he apologize? Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

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How to Survive Christmas (i.e.Family) by “NOT” Being Tiger Woods

By Fallon 9:28 am December 18, 2009 Like most people who do not live in the same city with their biological family I look forward to the Christmas’ holiday with sheer delight and seethed dread. Yes, I use the five letter word dread because it seems as if all the unfinished family’s drama from the […]

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