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Talkin’ bout good and bad hair

Is chemically altering ones hair just a fashionable choice or is it linked to generational self-loathing and identity hatred? Are the people who go “natural” the enlightened elite or are they rebels without causes who refuse to blend in with societal norms?

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Hip Hop and the path to hell

What do you think? Is modern hip hop culture creating a one way ticket to hell or is it simply a mirror of the mindset of today’s youth. Do any rappers come to mind that exemplify the Demonic Personality?

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The Master Plan

Every morning I spend an hour or two watching local news and looking through my rss feeds for international news on certain topics. For the past few months, my rss feed for “African American” has delivered a myriad of distressing news. Every day the national headlines regarding African Americans reflect poor health, ethics, education, and […]

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[Class vs Race] The hidden rules of class

The chart below is “The Hidden Rules of Class” from Dr Payne’s “Framework for Understanding Poverty” Review it to see which class reflects your lifestyle. You may be surprised.

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Saving the world with your wallet

I just watched a documentary, Black Gold, about how large corporations and the World Trade Organization continuously rape Africa and Ethiopia in particular. I immediately felt responsible because I know that corporations and people only do what they believe they can get away with. By purchasing products from these “evil” corporations I am passively saying […]

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Black History?

Most of the Black History that I have learned has been about courageous African Americans breaking color lines. Rosa Parks defied unjust societal norms; The “Little Rock Nine” went to public school in the face rabid racism; and Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in an all White baseball league.  However, is […]

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Generational Brainwashing

Today while running, I heard a parent say something that I’ve heard many times before. “You better stay out the sun before you get even darker.” I thought to myself, “for the rest of this child life she will most likely feel negatively about dark complected people because her mother said that being dark is […]

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The burden of being Black

A friend of mine called me to calm her down before an interview.  While releasing the nervousness and uncertainty that we all experience before a possibly life changing moment she said, “I think my hair is to kinky for this interview.” I reassured her that no employer would care that her hair was kinky. They […]

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Has Georgia changed enough since the Civil Rights Movement?

This picture was taken February 19, 2010 in Decatur, GA I nearly drove by but the message confused me. Why is this sign still necessary?

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