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Dear America, what is “American”?


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

photo credit: www.today.com SMH. I'm definitely not one of those people who believe racism is a thing of the past and we are now living in a post racial society. No way. However, the ignorance and authentic stupidity of some people continues to surprise me. Nina Davuluri (pictured above) was crowned Miss America 2014 on ...

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I have one thing to say to Juror B29 (Thank you Tyra Banks for helping me)


Sunday, July 28, 2013

source: abclocal.go.com While George Zimmerman was on trial for the death and murder of Trayvon Martin, I couldn't help but to wonder about the only minority on the jury. How was she feeling? What were her thoughts? After the jury found George Zimmerman "not guilty" I was outraged like everyone else who was slapped with ...

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Have you heard about “Trayvoning”? Prepare to be disgusted


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

www.dailymail.co.uk Trends come and go on social media, here’s hoping this one goes quickly. People have taken to posting pictures of themselves online imitating the picture of Trayvon Martin’s dead body aired on live during coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial. Done by teens, most of whom are white, Trayvoning involves people lying motionless on the ground with ...

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Dr. King would have supported Trayvon Martin


Thursday, July 11, 2013

I came across this picture via Instagram and HAD to share. This image is saying a lot. Dr. King would have definitely supported Trayvon's cause, and would be appalled at this trial. Also, this picture speaks volumes, because we will never know Trayvon's future. Trayvon could have been the next Dr. King. We will never ...

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Remembering Medgar Evers 50 years later & how his daughter challenged me not to say the N-word


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

source: en.wikipedia.org 50 years ago America lost what could have been one of the most impactful Civil Rights leader of our time, had his life not been taken away by the plague of racism that stinged our country. Although Medgar Evers life was cut extremely short, his role as a field secretary for the NAACP ...

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Why is ad featuring multiracial family causing stir?


Thursday, June 6, 2013

source: blogher.com The leader of the free world is the child of one black parent and one white parent. The number of Americans who identify as "mixed race" is on the rise. And this year marks the 46th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, which made interracial marriage legal in the United States. So why is a Cheerios ...

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Zoe Saldana claims “People of Color” don’t exist


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

source: riduspic.blogspot.com Actress Zoe Saldana has been inserting the proverbial foot in her mouth in recent weeks. The “Colombiana” starlet has been media blitzing for the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” film and leaving a trail of disrespect in her wake. A fellow Clutcheditor, Yesha Callahan, thinks Saldana needs a dictionary and a clue. I concur and ...

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Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a national tragedy?


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

source: usatoday.com On 3 September 2005 – less than a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast – I began to understand that America cared little about what was happening in New Orleans. I was an undergraduate at Davidson College in North Carolina at the time, worried out of my mind because my family in Mississippi ...

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