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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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Question: In 2010, Is There Anyone You Would Call a Black Leader?

I’m talking about leaders in the sense that Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were leaders.  Who are the leaders of the Black Community today?  They don’t have to be as widely known, or publicly recognizable as King and Brother … Continue reading

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UC San Diego Tries to Find Out Who Threw a “Compton Cookout” for Black History Month

The LA Times is reporting that UC San Diego administration and local civil rights activists have condemned a student party themed “Compton Cookout” in honor of Black History Month. Campus administrators said Wednesday that they were investigating whether the off-campus … Continue reading

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Morehouse’s first white valedictorian

I had to share this article because the guy is from my hometown, Kansas City. He’s a cutie too. One of those Spelman girls needs to try “Something New”. LOL  Oh reverse racism…you’ll see it in the article.  Sad, but…I’m … Continue reading

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Over 1,400 African-American babies are aborted each day

“Abortion is so critical to us, because this is essentially a genocide. According to the census of 2006, African Americans are reproducing below replacement level, which is 2.1 children per household, and we are now at 1.9. We need to … Continue reading

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Black People and Weight Loss: Part Deux

By Makeisha Lee, Health and Nutritional Advisor Columbus, OH (BlackNews.com) – Tyler Perry’s movie, Why Did I Get Married?, struck a cord of pain with our community for several reasons. However, there was one undeniable, universal appeal that of identification … Continue reading

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Do WE really want Obama to WIN?

Eugene Robinson’s piece in today’s Washington post, “Oprah the Believer” made me ask that question…WE being the black community as a whole. Are we really behind the idea…here and now…for 2008? Do we just like the idea…but think it should … Continue reading

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World Aids Day: Black People are letting HIV/Aids happen to them

As we prepare to remember the legacy of HIV/Aids tomorrow on World Aids Day 2007, DEC 1, I just can’t believe that we’ve let Aids ravish the Black Community like this. Who in the Hell left the gate open?? Here … Continue reading

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HIV/Aids at Epidemic Levels in Wash DC, Afr Americans Impacted

I read the synopsis version of this article on the cover of the Washington Post Express this morning on the train…DAG.  It’s not a secret, just something people don’t want to admit is true.  I’d like to say I’m surprised, … Continue reading

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