Monthly Archives: July 2008

Aids in Black America: Fed Gov is not doing enough

Washington Post Full Article – In a 55-page report, the Black AIDS Institute argued that the disease should be viewed as a threat to the entire black population, and not just specific high-risk groups. Unlike in white Americans — and … Continue reading

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Reverse Racism?: White Comics on joking about Obama

MAUREEN DOWD did a wonderful piece recently for the NY Times about the challenge some white comedians and comic writers are facing when coming up with jokes and jabs about Barack Obama.  I was wondering just what monologue writers were … Continue reading

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McCain and Obama on Affirmative Action and Quotas

(CNN) — Both John McCain and Barack Obama say equal opportunity should not be based on quotas, but neither side has said how to reach equality without them. Obama accused McCain on Sunday of flip-flopping on affirmative action after McCain … Continue reading

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Single Black Men: Is marriage really for white people?

Watch this video and here what Brothers have to say about the matter (from CNN’s Special Reports area of the “Black in America” site. http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/07/22/single.black.women/ index.html#cnnSTCVideo FYI: They also posted this great article on one sista’s singleness http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/07/22/single.black.women/ index.html

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Friday Question: Is Obama Addressing Black America’s Issues?

This article brings up a good question for our discussion this friday. HAS OBAMA ADDRESSED BLACK ISSUES? by CASH MICHAELS The Wilmington Journal Beyond the need for the black family to be strengthened, and errant black fathers in struggling inner … Continue reading

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Been Watching CNN’s Black in America?

What do you guys think so far of “Black in America“?  Are they telling you things you already know as an African American?  Do you think the content of the shows will help non-blacks have some insight into what it … Continue reading

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Whoopi says the N-word on the view, Hasselbeck cries

Jesse just had to say the n-word, didn’t he, dag. Anyway…In many ways, they are both right. It’s funny to me how black and white America sometimes assume they know the other side so very well. Whoopi said…”No, no, I, … Continue reading

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Friday Question: Recession or Depression?

Today’s question:  Are we (ie the U.S of A) in a Recession or a Depression? From good ole Wikipedia… “A recession may involve simultaneous declines in coincident measures of overall economic activity such as employment, investment, and corporate profits. Recessions … Continue reading

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WTF: Michelle as Angela Davis and Barack as Bin Laden

Oh my, Oh my. Last week it was the “Rev” Jesse Jackson talking about cutting off Obama’s nuts. Now, the New Yorker’s July 21 cover art features Michelle looking like a Black Panther, with a huge gun and Angela Davis … Continue reading

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The root of all evil: Dollar Bill Poem

Keep it real, Dollar Bill.

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