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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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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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Kiss and Tell: Losing Isiah

By Summer M. 12:12 pm October 27, 2009 Those of us who lament the current incarnation of the NBA despite Lebron James’ and Chris Paul’s (he’s soooo cute — no hetero) greatness do so because we remember the golden age of the league.  (Are you looking for Kobe love?  You won’t get that here.  Move […]

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Yes, I’m a Spelman Woman, but do I have to wear a white dress every damn day?

By Fallon 2:24 pm October 23, 2009 “Spelman thou name we praise STANDARDS and honor raise we’ll ever faithful be throughout eternity . . .” Reflecting on my twenty some years of existence, I must say the best decision I’ve made thus far was to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Not because it was […]

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The Ballroom Scene: A New Black Art

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 7:23 pm October 21, 2009 Over the past month I have been writing on the good and bad of “The Ballroom Scene.” Now I want to take a moment to explain more about the rising underground dance, that is becoming one of the new “black arts.”  If homophobic, masculine idolizing, intolerant schools […]

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Scary Black Men

By edward 7:17 pm October 20, 2009 Am I really that scary? I’m  only 5’9’’ 180 pounds.  This is what I asked myself when a girl ran away from me as I walked down Ellis Avenue two weeks ago. Initially I was flabbergasted by her reaction. Did I look like a criminal? I had on […]

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Today in Post-Race History: No Homo

By Summer M. 11:09 am October 20, 2009 I’m having trouble embedding the video in question.  Please view it here. Remember last year when all the white gay people were mad at black people because Prop 8 passed in California?  Well, it wasn’t a fluke.  We’re still their whipping boys (er, bois?).  Last week, my […]

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Derrion Albert, Fenger High and the Neighborhood Melee Part 1

By Supernerd 3:42 pm October 16, 2009 http://www.iviewtube.com/videos/89320/16-year-old-derrion-albert-beaten-to-death-in-chicago Derrion Albert’s murder was something like a blood sport event. As you watch in this clip, you can hear the man and woman, the camera crew, filming with their phone.  Starting at 36 seconds, the man says “Let me see that shawty,” to which the female responds […]

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The Ballroom Scene: Family Life

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 11:57 pm October 14, 2009 A week before I returned to University of Chicago for my second year of college, I encountered what I like to call “an incident.” My brother, on this particular day followed his normal pattern of entering the basement room of my mother’s house in a drunken state. […]

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