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“The Help”: Is it just me or…

…are black people not feeling this movie trailer?  I’ve witnessed a very conflicted reaction to the trailer of the new movie “The Help” recently, in a movie theater that was filled with black folk.  Conflicted is the best way I … Continue reading

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If you call a friend after killing a black man, saying “I just ran that n-word over.”…

…It’s a damn hate crime!  Sometimes, I can’t stand BET’s news reporting online.  I really can’t. Did a Hate Crime Resulting in Murder Occur in Mississippi?  HUH? BET, This should not be the title of a post about what happened … Continue reading

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Sue the Bastard, Shirley: Libel and Shirley Sherrod

Sometimes bloggers forget that we have to consider the same laws and rules of the land that everyone else does.  It’s one thing to switch some video footage around to create a funny mashup or to edit audio to make … Continue reading

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Is it just me or does this “Do away with the 14th Amendment” jazz make you antsy?

On the news last night I noticed a lot of commentators and pundits were discussing the 14th amendment all willy nilly.  Um…was anyone else uncomfortable with the dialogue.  I don’t want to wake up tomorrow and hear that I’m not … Continue reading

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NAACP: Don’t Just Criticize, Become a Member and Effect Change from Within

I just have to give my 2 cents on the Wells Fargo, NAACP, and Boyce Watkins drama.  I’ve listened to all the points given.  I think there are a lot of valid points on both sides.  However, the thing that … Continue reading

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Gerry Hudson’s remarks: Is he correct?

A C-SPAN clip of SEIU Executive Vice President Gerry Hudson is circulating online.  In it he says something controversial about how one can move African-Americans to care more about immigration reform. “On white workers, I think we got some real problems. … Continue reading

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Happy Easter: Martin Luther King’s Last Sermon

Today, many will celebrate Easter Sunday.  They may not realize that today, April 4, 2010, marks the 42nd anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights Leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He spoke these words on April 3rd, … Continue reading

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Health Care Bill Protesters Call Rep Lewis the N-word and Spit on Rep. Cleaver

I went down to the National Mall on Saturday and witnessed the Health Care Bill Protesters first hand (posting photos soon).  They were in rare form, but thank God no one spit on me or called me “nigger”.  I was … Continue reading

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Are Ultra Conservatives in Texas Deciding What History is in Your Child’s Textbooks?

In a 10-5 party line vote last week, the BoE rammed through a vast number of changes to the Texas state history standards, all of which conform to the über-far-right’s twisted view of reality. In these new standards, Hispanics are ignored, Black … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman Could Write and So Can I

One of Philadelphia’s and the nation’s leading collectors of African-American artifacts has given the Smithsonian over historic artifacts owned by former slave, abolitionist, and Underground Railroad Conductor Extrodinaire Harriet Tubman to a to be a part of the National Museum … Continue reading

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