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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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Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now

Shoppers at a southern New Jersey Walmart store were shocked Sunday night when a voice came over the retailer’s public-address system announcing: “Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now”.  The male voice who delivered the announcement has yet … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Atlanta nominated for NAACP Image Award

The blogs are a buzzing this week with news that Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been nominated for an NAACP Image award.   I agree with Bossip, someone should be fired.  I didn’t believe it a first.  I had to … Continue reading

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You Can Check “Negro” on This Year’s Census. Yippee!

NPR is reporting that the US Census has slipped up and put “Negro” on the 2010 form.  You guys know that I have a special place in my heart for this word (see the title of this blog).  They claim … Continue reading

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Pool Boots Kids Who Might “Change the Complexion”

Somebody pinch me. Is it 2009 or 1959? I’m just wondering after reading this article. No “minorities”, huh?  From NBC in Philly: “I heard this lady, she was like, ‘Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?’ She’s like, … Continue reading

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Asher Roth’s Bad “Nappy Headed Hoes” Joke on Twitter

When I signed on to Twitter today, one of my favorite Tweeters @ToureX was talking about the “joke” Asher Roth tried to make while tweeting at an event at Rutgers University.  He referred to the people he was with at the time … Continue reading

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American Idol in my hometown: Kansas City

Oh Lord, I’m so afraid.  MMMMMMM!  I just started watching.   I know there will be a lot country music voices!!!   Good grief…some of these people look terrible.   Ok, ok…let me just watch. (Watching) 8:19pm OH GOD…Why did … Continue reading

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LA Obama campaign worker Kaylon Johnson beaten, he says for wearing an Obama shirt

This is ridiculous. Please pass this story around and blog about it so this man can get justice (not Just Us, ya dig)!!! We send love out to this brother and hope for his speedy recovery. This is Kaylon Johnson. … Continue reading

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Gentrification in DC: Can a sista find a decent beauty supply store?

I spent at least an hour yesterday trying to find a decent, open beauty supply store catering to African American women and their hair care needs in NW Washington DC. Couldn’t be found, People!! Now I know you’re saying, “Sista, … Continue reading

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Secret Service Looking Into Threats to Obama Voiced at Palin Rallies

From Fishbowl LA – Now before you go comparing John McCain/Sarah Palin rallies where there have been four separate incidents of people in the crowd screaming things like ‘terrorist’, ‘kill him’ and ‘treason’ – before you go comparing those to … Continue reading

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