11Jun/12

Here’s Why I Can’t Get the ‘Face-Eating Man’ Off My Mind

Eighteen minutes. Set a timer and lie back on the couch for eighteen minutes and you will realize what an eternity that would be if someone held you down for that long

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31May/12

Michelle Rodriguez: “You Have to Be Trashy and Black to Get Nominated” for an Oscar

Director Lee Daniels (Precious) is receiving strong criticism for his latest film, “The Paperboy,” which was mostly panned at the Cannes Film Festival this year and called “outrageous,” “unintentionally funny” and “campy.”

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26May/12

How Do I Love Thee, @ScandalABC? Let Me Count the Ways

Scandal. Scandal. Scandal. ♥ I love how writer/producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) created a television drama in which the lead character could have been portrayed by a bold, brilliant, beautiful

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15May/12

Asian Activist Scot Nakagawa: “White Supremacy Has a Special Relationship with Blacks”

If you have ever attended a cultural sensitivity training or participated in a forum or workshop exploring issues of race and racism, you have probably noticed that when the dialogue moves to

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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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06May/12

Schooling Carmen Available Free on Amazon.com (for 24 Hours Only)

My novel Schooling Carmen is available in Kindle format free at Amazon.com for the next 24 hours. *(Usually $4.99, but for 24 hours, that is until MIDNIGHT (pst) May 7th you can

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04May/12

NY Post Writer Phil Mushnick is Happy to be Entertained by Ni – – ers, Until They Get Uppity

New York Post writer Phil Mushnick is apparently comfortable with talented “niggers” chasing a basketball around for his entertainment —and his kids can listen to their music— but when a wealthy black man

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02May/12

Ten Most Irreverent (Funny?) Tweets About the Fire at Tyler Perry Studios

So, if you’re a frequent visitor to my blog you already know I am NOT a Tyler Perry hater, but plenty of folks are, as evidenced by the sheer volume (and spitefulness)

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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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25Apr/12

If You Noticed My Silence…

My last few months were spent being pounded by monster waves in this beautiful and at times ferocious sea of life. But I have, at last, found calmer waters, have surfaced for

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02Mar/12

One on One with ‘Alpha’s’ Star, Malik Yoba

He’s an award-winning actor, a playwright and a published author. He composes and performs original music and is a gifted singer, lyricist and poet. He’s a sex symbol. A motivational speaker. He’s

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29Feb/12

Know Good White People: Wrestling the term ‘White Pride’ Out of the Hands of the Klan

Jean Rankin was a wife and mother of thirteen children living in a modest home overlooking the Ohio river in what was the “free state” of Ohio. Through her window she could

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14Feb/12

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

“If I should die this very day, don’t cry, ’cause on Earth we wasn’t meant to stay…” -Whitney Houston (Your Love is My Love) Forgive me for being blunt, but my grandmother died

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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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20Jan/12

Tyler Perry to ‘Red Tails’ Producer George Lucas: ‘Thank You for Having the Courage’

Tyler Perry knows well the risks and rewards associated with making films that feature an all-black cast. Though Perry has made a successful career of producing all-black movies, he knows firsthand Hollywood’s

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17Jan/12

Update 1/17/12: Schooling Carmen E-Book (FREE for 48 hours)

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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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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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13Jan/12

Cross-Post from Bionic Beauty: I Am Beautiful…Because I Am by Kathleen Cross

I have been incredibly excited to share this week’s Powerful Beauty guest contributor. Kathleen Cross is the author of two Harper Collins novels, Skin Deep and Schooling Carmen. She has been a

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10Jan/12

5 Ways Families Can Honor Dr. King & The Dream « Growing Up Global

5 Ways Families Can Honor Dr. King & The Dream « Growing Up Global.

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