Is Poverty in Our DNA? Recent Study Says Yes.

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  Poverty is the world's most common issue. And, though many of us have not experienced it personally, we are all aware that poverty exists … [Read more...]

Why You Should Care About the Term ‘Sequestration’

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First things first, the term "sequestration" has nothing to do with horses or the sport of horse riding. That would be "Equestrian." Second, if you do … [Read more...]

White Model in Black Face (or Black Body), a New Fashion Statement?

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In the March edition of Numéro, a prominent international fashion magazine, white 16-year-old model, Ondria Hardin, poses in full-on, … [Read more...]

State of the Union Address: Pomp and Circumstance or Prolific Event?

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Last week, President Obama performed one of his annual duties by delivering his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. … [Read more...]

Chris Dorner Burned Alive: Is This a Movie or Real Life?

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Does that name sound vaguely familiar? Well, if you reside in Southern California, you probably know his name all too well. The 33-year-old SoCal … [Read more...]

Shocked over Recent Drone Attack News? Under a Rock Much?

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Last week, the proverbial "drone strike" mess hit the fan when a very detailed document illustrating the United States' criteria for killing US … [Read more...]

Are Black Women ‘In’ Right Now?

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After writing an article about Sunday's Super Bowl game, I started reflecting on a pretty awesome thing that happened that day. For the first time … [Read more...]

So, Why Are We Swooning over “Beasts of the Southern Wild”?

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Let me start by saying that this post is not intentionally goading. And, the title is not meant to piss folks off. But, honestly, all the swooning and … [Read more...]

In the Wake of Newtown: Chicago Mother Loses All Four Children to Gun Violence

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Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of of Congress' jumbled talk about gun policy, the black community is yet reminded of the dire consequences … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Shame on You Black Girl…(Part 1)

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This multi-part series covering Melissa Harris-Perry's book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, has discussed three main … [Read more...]

White Gun Advocates Ask Blacks “What Would Django Do?” Yes. This is Real.

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Frankly, I am tired of talking about Quentin Tarantino's film, Django Unchained. But, here I am, talking about it again. Why you ask? Well, because … [Read more...]