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Brief History: Mainstream Media vs. Black Civil Rights

The views expressed by the mainstream media are simply a reflection of the point of view from a critical mass of influential people. They do not represent ethics, morality, common sense or the common good unless that coincidentally coincides with the consensus of the masses at that particular moment in time. “The press is so […]

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The Pro-Black Middle Class

Recent racial injustices have given voice to a grossly underrepresented group. A cross sectional sub group of both the Black Community and the American Middle Class, the Pro-Black Middle Class might be the only hope for accountable leadership in the Black Community.

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entertainment

Top 10 most destructive movies for Black Culture

After thoroughly enjoying Django (twice), I started reading critic and movie-goer reviews. Some folks seemed to be “outraged” by the use of the N-word or so they said on twitter and in the comments of blogs. I immediately dismissed it as fashionable disapproval of a controversial topic, but began thinking about the films that actually […]

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Life

Your life is killing you

While I was re-watching the Wire for the third time, a particular line struck me. “It’s not difficult to kill people who are already in the business of killing themselves.” I know… It’s a little dramatic. Even though the line refers to the murderous cycle of drug using and dealing, it is relevant to our […]

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Shootin’ in the gym

Drake’s line in Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin’” has sparked somewhat of a viral cultural phenomenon. B!%@#, you wasn’t with me shootin’ in the gym. For those of you who aren’t a fan of Drake or Ross, the line refers to Kobe Bryant losing $50 million in his divorce. But more importantly, the line alludes to […]

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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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[Biased] Spike Lee vs. Tyler Perry

Spike Lee, Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. … I am a huge basketball fan, and when I […]

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Skin Whitening Creams… Your thoughts?

Embedded video from CNN Video I know you’ve heard, “She’s pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” In America it is no secret nor surprise that some African Americans have a color complex. It’s a subject matter that has been well documented and made for good books and movies i.e. Black Girl. Why do blonde-skinned people seem […]

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[Gangsters and Movie Stars] Is Hollywood guilty of multiple Negligent Homicides?

Everyone loves a “rags to riches” story; combine that with our love of violence and rebellion and then sprinkle in a charismatic main character and you have the typical gangster movie. Are these fictional yet realistic stories viewed as an instructional guide on how to go for rags to riches? Is Hollywood directly or indirectly […]

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