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Let’s Adopt An #IWokeUpLikeThis Politics for 2014

Whether or not Beyonce can call herself a feminist has been the topic that has captured most of the attention to Beyonce’s latest work. While interesting, I am more compelled by the threads of self-love and resistance laced throughout the album. My personal favorite moment of self-love and resistance resides in the irresistible quip from […]

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Are positive black male leads endangered in film?

Despite the belief that there aren’t enough positive roles or representations of Black men in media, this year I noticed that there ARE. Movies like 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, and Mandela, have rose to the occasion to provide a vision of the Black man in different eras. All of these movies are based on true stories, […]

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This is What Happens When Human Beings Become a “Revenue Stream”

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is the country’s biggest for-profit prison company and calls human beings in lock-up a “revenue stream.” Don’t let them profit off imprisoning even more.http://aclu.org/CCA #prisonprofiteers This video is part of the Prison Profiteers series produced by Brave New Foundation’s Beyond Bars campaign in partnership with the ACLU and The Nation. Narration […]

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior […]

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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

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Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

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A Jewel in a Tarnished Crown

A whirlwind of over a million racists and hateful remarks flooded twitter last week after a woman of color was crowned as the new Miss France. The radiant mocha toned Flora Conquerel was excited to be crowned and represent her country even admits the backlash against the multiracial beauty queen. Conquerel represents an ever-changing world […]

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As Black & Brown People Continue to be Lynched, Where’s the Outrage?

Another week, another suspicious death of a Black or Brown person at the hands of the police. This time in Durham, North Carolina, where the police department would like us to believe that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta was searched, handcuffed, and placed in the back seat of a police car, and sometime during that ride, while still […]

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Is Hip Hop responsible for murder?

Hip Hop has been under fire for its lack of substance, authenticity, and contribution to destructive behavior in the Black community for quite some time. It’s a genre that has a very short bridge between reality and what is televised by record labels. With the lavish life, glorified crimes, and advertised drug usage, is it […]

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To love or hate R. Kelly’s music?

With the release of his latest album, Black Panties, R. Kelly has once again claimed a spot on Twitter’s trending topics. Not just for his controversial album title and cover, (Black Panties features an image of the R&B superstar seated as he “plays” a scantily clad woman who is sitting on his lap with a bow as if […]

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Open Letter to Bishop Joseph Walker III and the Members of SHIFT

It has been at least 2 years since I last posted a blog on the Black Youth Project’s website primarily because of school and life demands. However, after learning of how a group of black male pastors, who happen to pastor some of the largest black churches in the Nation, decided to host an agenda […]

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