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Rick Ross is a Product of America’s Culture of Rape and Misogyny

Rick Ross needs to clearly and definitively apologize for describing a scenario in which he rapes a women in the song “U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain’T Even Know It)“. His half hearted attempt to deflect the legitimate criticism of the song at a New Orleans radio station, while being cheered on by the DJ, actually made the situation worse. […]

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Free Kindle Book: “UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction”"

UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction by Richard L. Taylor Jr. Is available free on Amazon.com Until Thursday 12am PST, to Kindle & Kindle App Users!

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Twirl: In Defense of Kenya Moore

Last night, Bravo aired the finale episode of Ms. Kenya Moore’s inaugural twirl as a real housewife of Atlanta. And it, of course, was histrionically wonderful. Now, Moore has been at the center of several dramatic conflicts this season, serving beef to Kandi, my beloved Phaedra Parks, esq., and fellow rookie castmate, Porsha. Many have […]

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Why I Am Here for Marriage Equality: Changing the Conversation for Queer POCs

As we wait for the Supreme Court to offer its rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, a noticeable division has arisen between the mainstream LGBT agenda, and those of us who prefer and advocate for a more radical politics, namely for queer people of color. The tension is justified and wholly understandable. Many argue that […]

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Tomorrow, The Ascension Begins

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Have you ever waited for something so long, when it finally comes you’re not sure how to act? My album “Ascension”, which I began working on early 2010, will be officially released tomorrow. It’s been a long road, but it does feel really good to bring a idea into fruition. I began the process of writing “Ascension” at a […]

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And While We’re at It…#BowDown

So last week Beyonce gave the people a morsel of her upcoming release and the internet went bonkers. The sonic appetizer is expectedly–I suppose–ratchet, An homage to the city where she was born and raised, “Bow Down” is chopped and screwed Beyonce-style. Of course a whiff of Beyonce and bloggers gotta blog, adding two cents […]

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Why Little Black Children Will Spend Yet Another Generation Dealing With Private Companies to Access Healthcare

Even though the ACA and healthcare is not a “hot button” issue this week, it is still a crucial issue that we must continue to think about for the ones that will come after us. This is an issue that will literally impact our lives and longevity of life. Let’s not let time, space, and […]

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Black Masculinity in the Age of Barack Obama & Chief Keef

How does one frame Black masculinity in the age of Barack Obama and Chief Keef? Does Black masculinity fall within the framework of masculinity in general, or is it an outlier seeking to find a home?  In Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. Dubois purports  that due to the irreparable damages of slavery and institutionalized racism, […]

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Sorry Jada, the Short Answer is “No”

 On Monday, Jada Pinkett Smith offered a question to her Facebook followers trying to prompt conversation around the topic of whether or not black women should be willing to allow white women to grace the covers of Black magazines such as Essence. She asks:  With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is […]

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Reality Superstar Uses Platform to Motivate Young America

Candice “Dice” Dixon from VH-1′s “La-La’s Full Court Life” is on a mission to motivate. Black Youth Project contributor, Rashad J. Smith, spoke with Dice about her plans for the future to make positive impact on young America. With a Master’s Degree in Occupational and Safety Health Administration from North Carolina A&T, and major celebrity […]

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