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Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Two-for-One Monday

Instead of giving you a long-winded blog wherein I attempt to make sense of (read: hate on) some nugget of pop culture, I thought I just comment on two issues that have stuck with me since I last wrote. On Useless Knowledge and Occupy Wall Street As a kid, I used to collect useless knowledge. […]

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Are Black People Willing To Call Eminem The Greatest Rapper Of All Time?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion regarding which emcee they believe to be the greatest rapper of all time. Mine is Jay-Z. Yours might be 2pac. But is it OK for it to be Eminem?

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Beyonce’s “Countdown” Music Video

The countdown for Beyonce’s new music video has been on since a preview was posted earlier this week. The much-hyped video has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint. Bey gets her Audrey Hepburn-meets-70’s supermodel on in the video for “Countdown,” with a natural charisma that is all her own on full freakin’ blast. It’s […]

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Brand New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-iNpSVXbWU I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is […]

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Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize

Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize   The Nobel Prize was awarded today to three incredible women of color! Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first elected female President, Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian women’s rights activist, and Tawakul Karman is a human rights and pro-democracy activist in her native Yemen. All three […]

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Rappin’ About Race

It’s easy for folks to dismiss the perceived issues with “post-racial” America as paranoia in the Black community. Most of the time it will be these peers that will never know what its like to walk into a room and automatically be presumed ignorant or unknowing. College changes nothing; in fact, it’s where all the […]

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BYP NEWSFLASH: Oprah is Highest Paid in Showbiz (AGAIN), Derrick Bell Passes Away, and RiRi Sets Another Record

BYP NEWSFLASH October 6th, 2011   Forbes unleashed their list of the highest-earning women in Showbiz, and – surprise, surprise – Oprah Winfrey topped the list, making a staggering $290 million from May 2010-May 2011. This is actually kind of surprising though, since The Big O’s new television network OWN has been doing less-than-stellar since […]

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There’s just something about Herman Cain…

There’s just something about Herman Cain He’s sort of unpolished, he’s made some cringe-worthy comments about Muslims, and he’s…well, Black. Yet somehow, an ultra-conservative, often racially-insensitive, Tea Party-tinged Republican Party is all about Herman Cain these days. And who can blame them when he drops gems like this one from a few days ago, regarding […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)   Steve Jobs – visionary, entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, Inc – died yesterday at the age of 56. Pancreatic cancer has being reported as the cause of death. Jobs is responsible for world-changing items and programs like Mac computers, iPods, iPads, iTunes and iPhones. Our lives would be very different […]

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Willow Smith’s “Fireball”: How Is This Girl Ten Years Old?

This gets our stamp of approval. It somehow manages to be straight-up, unadulterated, red hot FIYAH, while still being 110% age appropriate. Willow Smith is an insanely gifted vocalist for a preteen. She’s all cuteness and swag behind the mic; no fear and not a hint of amateurishness. Un-real.

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