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Monday Morning Bullets

Here goes: Last week, I was listening to NPR on my drive home and heard Michelle (say it with me, now Meeee-shell) Norris’ description of FLOTUS, Michelle Obama’s trip to South Africa.  During her introduction, Norris was sure to mention that the FLOTUS danced with some South African kids. Did Michelle O’s Dougie spark a minor […]

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The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons”: THE REVIEW

The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons” is something unmistakably different, relishing in an enrapturing mystery and irresistible insidiousness. Say hello to the dark, smoldering future of Rhythm and Blues.

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First Posthumous Michael Jackson Album Gets A Release Date! (and controversy ensues….)

Obviously, this is exciting. But it is also very problematic and, as with anything associated with Michael Jackson post-Thriller, very controversial.

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Michael Forever

Earlier this summer, I’d gone to my local Walgreens to satisfy a craving for peanut M&Ms.  As I stood in the candy aisle deciding just how big of a bag I should purchase, a woman and her two small children joined me in the aisle.  The mother stood there looking over the sale items as […]

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On Chris Brown–or Something

It’s a federal holiday.  Which probably means most of you have not just settled into your cubicle to read my Monday morning message.  Not that anyone would actually be reading this if they were at work this morning, but at least I have a legitimate reason–and a federally recognized one–to be ignored.  Initially, I had […]

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Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall”: A Review

Thriller, released three years later, took things to another level entirely however, and deserves all of the fanfare and acclaim that it receives. But before Thriller there was Off The Wall, the coming out party for an ambitious teen idol that wanted to take over the world, one song at a time. Jackson may have made more successful albums, but he never bettered this one.

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Remembering Michael Jackson: Has it been a Year?

I wrote this blog literally a year ago today. It was not a published blog because the Black Youth Project had yet to premier online. Well, I think my thoughts a year ago still resonate today as we honor Michael Jackson’s memory. The title of the blog is, “The Feasting of Michael Jackson’s Flesh: How […]

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Janelle Monae’s “The ArchAndroid”: A STAR IS BORN

Combining the fearlessly experimental, quirky soul disposition of Erykah Badu, the Afro-futurist bent of Parliament/Funkadelic and OutKast, along with a complete mastery of an indefinable, genre-jumping form of pop music (ala Prince, Michael Jackson), Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid will at the very least impress the hell out of you.

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From Arizona to South Africa: Is there Hope in the World?

Revolution begins with the self, in the self. Toni Cade Bambara Given the last six months world events—massive earthquake in Haiti, flooding in Nashville, killings in Palestine and Thailand, corrective rapes of lesbians in South Africa, Arizona legalized racial profiling law, oil spill that will forever effect the Gulf Coast, the lies about governmental accountability […]

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Luchini Fallin’ From the Sky

I think I’d rather watch this over and over for two hours. Well, This is It won the box office this weekend.  It’s made a little over $21 million since it was released last Wednesday.  Despite my unabashed love for both Michael Jackson and documentaries, I didn’t see it.  When I heard the documentary was […]

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