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Women’s Herstory Month: Do You Know Any Border-Crossing Black Women?

On the last Friday of Women’s Her-story Month, I want to honor black women who are what I call “border-crossers.” Border crossing is centered in the margins and “what moves people” . . . the fluid transmissions and the mergers. It comes out of womanism and black feminism. It comes out the frustration with borders […]

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A Letter to Lil’Wayne From Three Black Girls

“Letter to Lil Wayne” is a direct statement of justice from Watoto From The Nile. Growing tired and fed up with the constant degradation of Black women inside of Hip Hop music, they voice their views and opinions on this melodic track. In solidarity with other bloggers, I must share this video entitled, “Letter to […]

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The Real Problem with the WNBA

This summer, the WNBA will tip off its 15th season. Some are surprised that it has lasted this long. Most whine that women’s basketball isn’t entertaining. There are few dunks, very little high flying. The players aren’t as big, aren’t as strong and they aren’t as fast. The WNBA isn’t for those people. Unfortunately, those […]

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An Open Letter To Lil’ Kim….

Your beef with Nicki Minaj is illegitimate on multiple levels, Kim. Such behavior is entirely unbecoming of a Hip Hop legend. And for the sake of your legacy, it really needs to stop. Game over bitch. Gatorade. Wet towel.

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Adele’s “21″

An outstanding second album reflects an unprecedented growth, depth and creativity that takes the artist’s music in a direction that feels both reassuringly natural yet thrillingly unexpected. Like Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, D’Angelo’s Voodoo, and Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun, Adele has most certainly achieved this near impossible balancing act with her sophomore album, 21.

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I don’t do organized religion. What does that mean?

So, yesterday I had a conversation with a good friend who is a self-appointed scholar activist about the political repression and protest in Egypt. During the course of the conversation I happened to mention in passing that President Obama prayed for the Egyptian protesters at the National Prayer Breakfast. At the mentioning of this, she […]

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The Rubin Stacy Story: A Meditation on lynching in a Post-Racial America

 “The faintest ink is better than the best memory” was said to me by a friend’s uncle at Christmas lunch in Barbados. If ink beats memory, then pictures beat the self-induce fantasy of a nation, right?  For this black history month, I question the existence of a post-racial America. Yesterday, I began to stare at the photos […]

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On the Use of “Honor Student”: Phylicia Barnes’ Disappearance

A gifted student from North Carolina who was visiting family in Baltimore over the holidays, Barnes was scheduled to graduate early from high school. She did not have a history of running away or being a troubled child. The Phylicia Simone Barnes’ story is one of profound sadness and injustice on many levels. We know […]

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Dear Yemaja: A Year Later and Haiti Women Cry Out at Kanye West’s Monster

Dear Yemaja (Lucumi/Santeria Mother Goddess), Last year, I wrote a blog entitled, Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail. Yes, I wrote that Spirit and Spirits would rise and rattle those who seek to indebt and control Haiti. I wrote that Haiti would rise. I wrote that Vodou—a spiritual and […]

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The Politics of the Butt: Nicki Minaj Got a Big Ole Butt and so Do I

Take the average black man and ask him that She gotta pack much back So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!) Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!) Tell ‘em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!) Shake that healthy butt! Baby got back! Yes, Nikki Minaj has a round derriere and so do […]

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