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 […]

[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 […]

Hear What You Want: Richard Sherman Beats Commercial

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Beats by Dre ad capitalizes on the NFL’s most polarizing figure- Richard Sherman. The commercial consists of Richard Sherman being attacked in the locker room by a swarm of reporters and a slew of questions. Interrogating Sherman about trash-talking, violence in Compton, and being a “thug”. The beauty of the commercial is the parallel between […]

5 Odd Things the Internet Does When Famous People Die

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1. #Hashtagging. When writing out phrases like #RIPSoAndSo #GoneButNotForgotten and #YouWillBeMissed, doesn’t it feel a little icky? Are you trying to pay tribute or create/be part of a trending topic? I don’t mean to be a stickler guys, but it’s scary that we’re only a few steps from featuring hashtags in eulogies. When I die, […]

So Tragic: How I Got Catfished

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Even in my early years of childhood I was a skeptical kid. Santa? Not buying it, Dad. Tooth fairy? Suuure, Mom. How’s it going young man? Get lost, stranger, I watch America’s Most Wanted and I don’t trust any adults being cordial to a 10-year-old. This attitude has evolved over the years and I’ve always considered myself somewhat guarded and […]

New Podcast Series: Two Guys One Show (Audio)

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Check out the new podcast series, Two Guys One Show, featuring Rich (The Freedom Chase) and WisdomIsMisery (read his past work on SBM here). The first episode was released on Friday. We’d have posted about it then…but you probably would’ve been eating leftovers or shopping..not at your computer with some headphones on. From Rich in […]

Is Your Significant Other Trying Help Or Being Annoying?

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Here’s the conundrum: the person who you love most in the world wants to talk about an issue. You’re honored, of course, that they’re coming to you with their dilemma, but at the same time, it’s challenging because you know them so well that you can cut straight through the BS and tell them that […]

5 Men You Need to Meet (But Not Marry)

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Some guys may teach you something, says the author of the riveting novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. That doesn’t mean you need to spend the rest of your life with them. 1. The One Who Never Wanted to Commit—Until He Met You This sounds like the dream, right? The guy who proclaimed to […]

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

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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, so […]

One Man’s Case For Relationship Contracts

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I believe that in the dark corners of the circles that only include men talking truthfully about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness all men reach a level of certainty. They realize that the current system of marriage in America is dysfunctional and that at the point that the marriage license is signed and […]