28Oct/12

Michael Baisden Radio Show and Comments

clip 1/ clip 2 /clip 3 (No, my name isn’t Kathryn, and yes, we corrected that finally…lol) To comment on the show, visit this page. Please feel free to leave a comment

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Joshua Bennett’s ’10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Woman’ — To Click or Not to Click?

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett has ten things he wants to say to a black woman, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I’ve happened upon Bennett’s YouTube video and

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04Jan/12

Brown and Beautiful: 10 Children’s Books That Nurture Healthy Self-Esteem in Black Toddlers

More than 70 years have passed since Dr. Kenneth B Clark and his wife Mamie designed and conducted the “doll test” to study the psychological effects of racism on young children. They

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03Jan/12

Mexicans Recreate ‘Black Doll-White Doll’ Experiment to Measure Skin Color Preference South of the Border

In an attempt to measure the degree to which Mexican children are affected by the legacy of European colonialism and the present day images they are bombarded with via the media, researchers in Mexico

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02Nov/11

Desperate Ex-Skinhead Turns to Former Black Enemy to Escape Life of Hate

“I wasn’t on any great mission for the white race. I was just a thug.” -Bryon Widner Before he fell in love and married his wife, Julie, Bryon Widner had once devoted

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31Oct/11

We’re a Culture Not a Costume (REPOST)

Fed up with the annual parade of white folks in blackface, “Indian squaws,” and other culturally insensitive Halloween costumes on their campus, a group of students at Ohio University decided to do

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16Jun/11

‘Black Like Me’ White Author Darkened His Skin to Write About "Being Black"

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he

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02Jun/11

Lauren London Exclusive Interview: ‘Under My Skin” (Part 2)

After we got most of the serious topics out of the way last week in part one of this interview, the beautiful actress and model Lauren London responded candidly to my barrage

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23May/11

Sometimes ‘Scientists’ Really Aren’t

If you haven’t heard or read about Psychology Today blogger Satoshi Kanazawa’s recent proclamation that he could “scientifically” explain why Black women are the least attractive women on earth, consider yourself fortunate to

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17May/11

Did I Tell You the One About the Mexican…

A few years ago I attended a Power of Oneness Awards ceremony where actor Edward James Olmos was honored for his work to bring about the unity of the human family. In his

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12May/11

White (Skinned) For a Day…

This has got to be one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. This is Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” in REAL LIFE. How do you undo this kind of damage done

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01May/11

Tyler Perry is Free

I have a vivid memory of a city bus ride I took with my father when I was eight years old. We were on our way to the science museum and there

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24Apr/11

What We Owe Eve

I am a genealogy enthusiast who has spent countless hours tracing my roots back through the generations, often discovering historical gems that connect me to people I had never heard of whose survival and

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04Apr/11

DeBlackifying Barack Obama

The fact that President Barack Obama is the product of an interracial marriage has led folks of every ethnicity to argue about whether he should be calling himself “Black.” Many people are

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03May/08

Proud to be White?

Lisa McLelland was a 15-year-old at Freedom High School in Oakley, California who yearned to belong to one of those campus clubs where students gather to celebrate cultural pride and a sense of shared

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