Is Affirmative Action On The Way Out?

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Yesterday, the US Supreme Court decided that Michigan could do away with considering race in college admissions. There are arguments to be had on either side and I think that as African Americans we need to be careful not to react without knowing all the facts. That said, what alarmed me the most was the […]

Thunder Up! How the OKC Thunder Will Win the NBA Championship

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Since I write on Tuesdays here, I got to cheat and see Game 1 of every NBA playoff series early. So instead of putting my foot in my mouth like I did last week, I can say smart things like, “those Pacers still have a lot of work to do, smh.” This is going better […]

Rich, Educated, and Connected?

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The recent number of news stories about San Francisco is food for thought. Tensions between the tech elite and San Francisco residents have started to spiral. You only have to look at the glass attack and the recent targeting of Kevin Rose. One of the more troubling technology stories to come out of the past […]

Time Is Illmatic: Tribeca Film Festival Review

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In 1994, a young emcee from Queensbridge named Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones released an album which would years later be heralded as a classic. Illmatic was a ten track biography of the hip-hop culture in the early 90′s, and the struggles of blacks in the inner city from a firsthand perspective. To encompass the effect of […]

Why Men Like Ratchet Women and More

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Rich and WIM of Two Guys One Show discuss #DatTape (“Scandal in Atlanta”), how to (accidentally) look old in the club, the fallacy of women maturing faster than men, why you should avoid hypothetical questions from your significant other, the U.S. Airways tweet fiasco, Pharrell’s “New Black” concept, genetically engineered P, why women are more […]

[Video] Young Black Men Choose Suits & Ties at Illinois High School To Defy Stereotypes

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  I was very impressed by this video and the following quote: “The negative stories told daily in the media and in our culture about our young African-American men tend to ignore their successes and don’t tell the full story about how young Black men are becoming leaders within our community schools,” said Centennial High counselor Tiffany […]

SBM Sports: The Indiana Pacers Have the #1 Seed…Can They Beat Miami?

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In one of the most anticlimactic playoff races in a while, it appears the Indiana Pacers will outlast the Miami Heat for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Pacers loudly proclaimed this to be their goal to start the season. They pushed Miami to Game 7 in last year’s playoffs, and […]

We Want Our Community Back: A New Commenting System Is a Start

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Hey SBM Fam, Just a heads up that we’ve switched to the Disqus commenting system. Moving forward, you’ll need to log in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Disqus (very easy to sign up) to comment on the site. You may be wondering why we added this extra step and the answer is simple: We want […]

Life in Your 20s vs. 30s

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I came across this video today. Funny story, this weekend I was discussing what my plans were and whereas about 5-6 years ago I would think the sky is the limit it’s not anymore. My list of options involved more of the things I would not do rather than the things I would do. I’m […]

Keeping Up with Her in Bed, Dating Accountability, and Black Male Struggles

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Rich pays tribute to Undertaker’s shocking end to his Wrestlemania win streak (and wishes he knew about Ultimate Warrior at time of recording). He and WIM discuss the privilege of boredom, things black men have to deal with, accountability and expectations in dating, women buying men drinks, twitter ruining relationships, a guy that claims he […]