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Marcus Brock

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Poet Jade Foster Discusses THE REVIVAL, a Poetry Tour Showcasing Queer Women of Color

Marcus Brock | Posted October 5, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 5, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a group of independent artists will come together to kick off the international poetry tour THE REVIVAL. The night of women, wine, and the word honors a queer tradition and demands a safe space showcasing queer women of color.
Andre E. Johnson

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The Lost Voice of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson | Posted October 4, 2012

Turner's positions and proclamations did not fit the integrationist model that surfaced during this time. Therefore, African Americans and even the AME Church, who Turner embarrassed continually, decided to marginalize his work, writings, and record.
Morris W. O'Kelly

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Time is Now for Jay-Z to Act His Age

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted October 4, 2012

The violence must stop.  The misogyny must stop.  The brawls at award shows must stop.  The promotion of the drug culture must stop.  If this message angers hip-hop enthusiasts out there... fine.  
Russell Simmons

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Money Mitt Might Have the Good Rap, But His Lyrics Are Whack!

Russell Simmons | Posted October 4, 2012

I will continue to spread the president's agenda, because I believe he will make it his legacy issue to get the money out of politics, so all Americans, not just a percentage of them, will have access to the American Dream.
Akoshia Yoba

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What African American Communities Can Learn from Africa About Stopping the Spread of HIV/ AIDS

Akoshia Yoba | Posted October 4, 2012

I was shocked to discover that the HIV infection rate for black males in our nation's capital is higher than that of some African countries such as Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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Obama's Record Is His Firepower to Debate Victory

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted October 4, 2012

Obama's record is his firepower -- a firepower that Romney can never match. The right deployment of it is to take it to Romney, hard, fast, and unapologetically.
BlackAndBrownNews

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FDNY: Here Is What Structural, Institutional, Systemic Racism Looks Like

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted October 4, 2012

The FDNY shows us that even in a liberal, progressive, Democratic leaning northern city, that is ethnically diverse, structural and systemic racism thrives.
Michaela Pommells

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Education Reform is Impossible Without Addressing Racism

Michaela Pommells | Posted October 4, 2012

I'm tired of talking about education reform. Tired of yapping with other "reformers" who are trying to figure it all out. I'm done. I'm throwing in the towel. But this doesn't mean I will let my lips turn blue from silence; I'm taking my rant to the picket lines.
Rev. Al Sharpton

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50 Years of Progress Should Not Be Erased With One Ruling

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted October 4, 2012

We cannot allow 50 years of progress since the day James Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi to be erased with one ruling. Far too much is at stake for us to remain silent.
Isoul Harris

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Lee Daniels Talks The Paperboy, Naked Zac Efron, and Being a Black, Gay Director

Isoul Harris | Posted October 4, 2012

Lee Daniels stunned the world with the 2009 film Precious, even snagging an Oscar nomination for Best Director. The openly gay 52-year-old is back with The Paperboy, an equally dark tale set in the southern Florida swamps.