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Life

We is Sick: Is Materialism Our New Master?

Due to the beauty of modern-day multitasking, I spent my morning train ride to work looking through my finances on my  Mint app while listening to Malcolm X speeches.  As I writhed over the money I continuously waste, Malcolm’s House Negro and Field Negro speech began playing.  Although the speech was about the social effects of “the […]

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entertainment

Why Black people need their own version of ‘Kung Fu Flicks’

Aside from being highly entertaining, the Kung Fu movies that became popular in the early 80’s provide the watcher with lessons on life, history and most importantly on the significance of family, culture and protecting ones community for the future of its survival.

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Blackness

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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Blackness

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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Blackness

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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Blackness

Slavery, Hinduism, and the Fast Women

When a family declines, ancient traditions are destroyed. With them are lost the spiritual foundations for life and the family loses its sense of unity. Where there is no sense of unity, the women of the family become corrupt; and with the corruption of women, society is plunged into chaos

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Blackness

Mordern Day Slavery

Angola is Louisiana’s state penitentiary and is estimated to be one of the oldest and largest prisons in the United States with 5,000 inmates and 1,800 staff members. Of the 5,000 inmates, nearly 4,000 are African American. It is located on an 18,000 acre plantation, named after the area in Africa where the former slaves […]

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