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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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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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Your Thoughts on Black People and Online Dating

What do you think about African-American and Online Dating?  What has been your experience?  Would you recommend it to your friends?  Do you think that it would open up multi-cultural options for single Black women?  What are your thoughts? My … Continue reading

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Rep. Trent Franks: African-Americans were better off under slavery

Oh Wow.  RACIST!!   I want to thank Think Progress for posting this.  This is some straight BS!  If you are a black person living in AZ you need to campaign really, really hard to get this man out of … 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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Did Obama’s black sarcasm come out?

Barack Obama didn’t take a dig at pop star Jessica Simpson! And I’m so glad he didn’t. However, this story is making it’s rounds…Quickly. The remark came at the end of the President Obama’s interview with NBC Sunday, when interviewer … 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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CNN on Black In America

CNN is doing a whole lot of promotion and creating a lot activity around their “Black in America” series.  I’m glad to see it.  They’ve even teamed up with Essence Magazine for a special report, The Big Challenge CORNEL WEST, … Continue reading

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Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

I think Hillary Clinton would benefit from watching this series in light of her recent comments.  It’s a great video and really gave me some interesting incite on how white people perceive [or don't perceive] white privilege. [5 parts] “Mirrors … Continue reading

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