19Nov/12

Tatiana Zamir Wants to Touch You…

“Truth is a part of our foundation…even though pain may come from being vulnerable, beauty will surely follow.” –Tatiana Zamir Tatiana Zamir wants to touch you. Yes, you read that right. Not

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31Oct/12

Who Run the World, Beyonce? Girls? Amber Thinks Not.

Remember that great song by Beyoncé that hit the charts last year and quickly became our favorite girl power anthem? “Who run the world? Girls? Who run this mutha? Girls…” Well, Amber recorded

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23Oct/12

One on One with Kumaserati: We Talk Black Wall Street, Kat Stacks and ’99 Names of God’

If you are a serious aficionado of “conscious” hip hop music, you are no doubt familiar with the name Kumasi Simmons, a.k.a., Kumaserati, a gifted hood-born poet with a unique flow that has

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08May/12

Justus, Joshua and James: 3 Black Chess Players Achieve Master Ranking at Age 12

There are some 77,000 members of the United States Chess Federation and fewer than 2 percent of them are excellent enough players to be called “masters.” Of those masters, just 13 of

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25Apr/12

‘Preezy of the United Steezy’ Barack Obama Slow Jams the News with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots

[embedplusvideo height=”275″ width=”440″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/vAFQIciWsF4?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=vAFQIciWsF4&width=440&height=275&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6423″ /] Whether or not you agree with his premise that college loan interest rates should not double, and whatever side of the aisle you view this

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03Feb/12

Study Finds Kids with Low I.Q. More Likely to Become Racist, Politically Conservative Adults

Researchers at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, have published a study in Psychological Science that shows people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs

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15Jan/12

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls: Celebrating the 1st Graduating Class

From the moment Oprah Winfrey announced her intention to build a leadership academy for impoverished girls on the African continent, critics were vehement and vocal about why it was the wrong thing

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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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08Nov/11

Crips and Bloods Unite to Occupy Atlanta

Georgia Peace Education Program Director, Tim Franzen, shares the story of Shabaka Addae Guillory, a 20-year-old who joined the Crips at age 14, and Sherrod Britton, a 29-year-old Blood member. According to Franzen,

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17Sep/11

“Curvy” Ballerina Speaks on Being American Ballet Theatre’s First Black Soloist

The image most of us have of mainstream classical ballet is one of stick-thin white women  who got their start in the world of dance back when they were toddlers sporting baby

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28Jul/11

Zero Tolerance Public School Policies Are Pre-Criminalizing Black and Brown Children

The United States of America makes up 5 percent of the world’s population, but houses 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. No country in the world, not a dictatorship or a communist,

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26Jul/11

Black Graduate Forced to Share Valedictorian Honor With White Student Who Did Not Earn It

A black teenager named Kymberly Wimberly who had a baby during her junior year, yet managed to earn the highest grade-point average at her high school, is suing an Arkansas school district,

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24Jul/11

Amy Winehouse’s 15-Year-Old Goddaughter’s Soulful Show Must Go On

Two hours after learning that Amy Winehouse’s voice had been forever silenced, her goddaughter and protégé, Dionne Bromfield, took to the stage to perform. Though the 15-year-old made no mention of the

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22Jul/11

Abandoned at Birth Now an AIDS Activist: Hydeia Broadbent’s Life a Testament to Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Born HIV-infected to a crack-addicted mother and diagnosed with full blown AIDS at age 3, Hydeia Broadbent was not expected to live past the age of 5. More than 20 years after

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14Apr/11

Waiting For…A White Lady?

[embedplusvideo height=”281″ width=”500″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/VC3h8BTzGNs?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=VC3h8BTzGNs&width=500&height=281&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep3060″ /] You gotta watch at least the first 55 seconds of this video — hilarious! (if you can’t see the player, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC3h8BTzGNs So, before

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15Jan/11

Are Will and Jada Pimping the Mini-Mes?

How stupid unobservant am I? (Rhetorical question. Don’t answer that.) Um, yeah, so I just (like, just this minute while writing this piece) figured out that Jaden and Willow smith’s given names

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22Dec/10

Could Beating Up on Chris Brown Hurt Our Daughters?

Yesterday Chris Brown tweeted a picture of the diploma he received after completing a 52-week domestic violence class. A popular website on Newsweek’s list of “Most Influential Bloggers” posted, “How embarrassing it

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21Dec/10

Four-year-old criminal caught in the act of stealing…

…stealing the show, that is. 😉 MJ lives on…

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18Dec/10

Sleepovers to Resume at Neverland Ranch…

When a dozen cars filled with police investigators pulled up at the gates of Michael Jackson’s  Neverland Ranch seven years ago, it’s as if they brought along some kind of Dr. Evil-inspired

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15Dec/10

The Sexiest Teacher Alive: Don’t Let the Clark Kent Steez Fool You

I mean no disrespect to Geoffrey Canada’s wife, but her husband is my idea of what a real man looks like. Okay, okay, before I get myself in too much trouble, let

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