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Malcolm X Responds to Nicki Minaj (Video)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Why Nicki Minaj? Why? Why did you have to realease a song basically tearing down our Black men? And why did it have to be released during Black History Month? On top of that, you're using Malcolm X's image to promote your ignorance of referring to Black men as n*ggas. SHAME. It bothers me when celebrities ...

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Is It Necessary to Celebrate Black History Month?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

photo credit: blue “We don’t have a White history month, so why is there a Black history month?” Those exact words rolled off the tongue of my White co-worker, who was oblivious to the fact that he was embarking upon the biggest history lesson of his life. Although his comment was offensive and a bit ...

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Richard Sherman, Thank you for violating the G-Code

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bryant Cross, Contributor I don’t know if this blog will ever come across the eyes of Richard Sherman, but if it does I just want to say - Thank you. Thank you Sherman for violating the G-Code (that’s a euphemism for “the gangsta-code”) yesterday in your post-game interview. Now the G-Code is a bit 80’s & 90’s in language, ...

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Addressing Jealousy in the Black Family

Friday, January 17, 2014

photo credit: "You wasn't there for me doing my success story." -Tamar Braxton- Have you guys been keeping up with the latest episodes of Braxton Family Values? My mama, sister, and I recently watched the "#Wack #Family" episode . Tamar asked her sisters if they purchased her album. For those of you who've been living under ...

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Tyler Perry Defends His Start On The Chitlin Circuit

Monday, December 16, 2013

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has often been criticized, especially by Spike Lee, for his style of films. Spike Lee recently had a change of heart on Oprah Winfrey's "Next Chapter", but once hinted at Perry's films as "coonery buffoonery". Tyler Perry was recently on The Arsenio Hall Show and defended his start on the chitlin circuit. ...

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Ryan Seacrest Producing All White Rap Show?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

photo credit: Word on the street is Ryan Seacrest is producing an all White rap show. Apparently "Girls in The Game" will highlight six caucasian female rappers and the struggles they face entering the rap game. There isn't a set date for the show, but it is scheduled to air on VH1. Is this low-key ...

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When Black Neighborhoods Become White: This is HILARIOUS!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gentrification: the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents. OR Gentrification: When Black neighborhoods become White. We've seen it occur in plenty of communities in Chicago. Check out this video by comedian Michael Che that perfectly describes what happens when a neighborhood becomes gentrified. P.S. ...

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When Halloween Goes Wrong

Monday, October 28, 2013

By Bryant Cross Halloween… That time of the year where you can pretend to be anything or anyone you want. A time where all your inner cravings for debauchery are permitted for 24 hours because hell – it’s Halloween. The only time all your animalistic desires are allowed is New Years Eve and your birthday. Now we ...

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