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...]

Israeli Government Tacitly Admits to Medical Malpractice On Ethiopian Women

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Last month, an investigative journalist reported that Jewish Ethiopian women awaiting immigration to Israel in transit camps in Ethiopia were given … [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...]

Does Lifting a Ban on Women in Combat Help with Gender Equality in the Military?

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The US military has always been a hotbed for a host of socio-political issues like racism, ageism, and, of course, sexism. Gender equality is a … [Read more...]

“Jezebel” Gives Me a Concrete Example of Why I Hate Some Facets of Modern Feminism

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I'll admit that lately I've been on a bit of a rant about modern feminism, and this post is more of the same, so if you're tired of hearing it I … [Read more...]

Is it Okay for ‘Black’ People to Compare President Obama to MLK? Some Say No…

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Yesterday was Inauguration Day. It was also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you missed it, check out my previous post. Oddly enough, there were a … [Read more...]

What Did You Think About President Obama’s Second and Final Inauguration?

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Today, Monday, January 21st, was the second and final inauguration of this nation's 44th President, President Barack Obama. It was a star-studded … [Read more...]

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Predicted the Future of the Black Family But Too Few People Actually Listened

The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, the 78-page report written by a then 38-year old Daniel Patrick 'Pat' Moynihan, an assistant secretary … [Read more...]

President Obama Pushes Strict Gun Control and the NRA Attacks Sasha and Malia

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After the horrible tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut last month, a barrage of politically driven banter became the commonplace dialogue on gun control … [Read more...]

Messages from ‘Django Unchained’: The Black ‘Damsel’, the ‘Django Moment’, and Phrenology’s Centerstage Show

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Now that Django is released in the UK, let's start spoiling it for real. Before writing my last post on Quentin Tarantino's film "Django … [Read more...]