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Tweet Its already starting to happen… and you knew it would (or at least I knew it would) You know what its like, your in the queue for the club and some small outfit walks straight pass you and your friends. You look at them and go back to your conversation with friends. They walk […]

Does Miss America Nina Davuluri's Victory Impact Black Americans Too?

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Tweet In case you somehow missed (or ignored) the news last week, Nina Davuluri won the Miss America Pageant for 2013. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Miss America Pageant that thing still exist so what?” Well, in this instance, Miss America became the first winner of Indian-American (South Asian) heritage to win the crown. Ok, […]

A Few Thoughts on the March on Washington

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Tweet After watching the commemorative speeches for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington I was conflicted. I had a lot of thoughts about what I witnessed. I asked two gentlemen whom I’ve had great dialogue with on history as well as political and social issues to weigh in on some questions I had. […]

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Inspired by Don Lemon and Bill O’Reilly: Gawker Offers Helpful Advice for the White Community

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Tweet Video of Violent, Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness A frightening and violent mob swept through the normally quiet seaside community of Huntington Beach last night following a surfing competition in the area. Businesses were vandalized and looted, portable toilets overturned, and brutal fistfights waged right out in the open. It was an […]

SBM Roundtable: Don Lemon's Comments Spark Discussion in Black Community

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Tweet Despite decades of study on the African American community by scholars, academia, and researches with no single, one-size fits all solution to addressing its problems, Don Lemon announced to the world–or at least the small portion of the world that watches CNN and the even smaller portion of that small portion of the world […]

CNN Don Lemon’s Criticism of the Black Community Goes Sour

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Tweet Don Lemon leaves a sour taste in the mouths of black people across the nation, when he agreed with Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of the black community. Lemon even took it a step further with his ill-fired five point plan to get the black community back on track in his ‘No Talking Points’ segment: According to […]

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." - President Obama [Video]

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Tweet As some of you are aware, President Obama made some passing comments regarding the Trayvon Martin case on the Sunday following the ruling. Like many of the President’s comments, his comments on the case received mixed reviews – some people supported his pragmatic response, others thought he should have said more (or remain silent). […]

What Do Men Learn About Rape Growing Up?

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Tweet Not too long ago, the Steubenville, OH, rape case met the news feed and men everywhere were asked to teach other men not to rape. I, however, decided that it was an important time to remind women that not all men are predisposed rapists. My dad never had an explicit conversation with me about […]

I Lost My Job: Why You Should Pay Attention to Politics

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Tweet “This is supposed to happen to other people. This was never supposed to happen to me.” As I’m sitting on my mother’s porch on a Tuesday afternoon these are the thoughts that ran through my mind. Its funny how having plenty of time on your hands leads to contemplation. Officially, I will be unemployed […]

You Have Overcome: The End Of The Voting Rights Act?

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Tweet On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood before a joint session of the United States Congress and declared the attacks by Japan on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, “a date which will live in infamy.” 24 years later on March 8, 1965, no President stood in front of […]