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Dion Rabouin is a freelance journalist whose writing has been published in The Hollywood Reporter, LA Daily News, AllBusiness.com, The Atlanta Voice and many others. He has been featured on Los Angeles radio stations 90.7 KPFK and Southern California Public Radio's 89.3 KPCC, as well as on television on RT News and "Today in LA."

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Just Say No to Black Thanksgiving

(22) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 2:48 PM

It's happened. The hollow specter of American overindulgence and insatiable consumerism has now swallowed not only the day of our Lord's birth, but even another supposedly sacrosanct American holiday.

Make no mistake, the monster is coming for your home, and it will have it, whether by land or by...

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Independence Day for Whom?

(263) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 5:18 PM

About a week after the Supreme Court rolled back the Voting Rights Act under the make-believe pretense of racial equality in America, it seemed as good a time as any to appraise the notion of "Independence Day."

The High Court has told us that race is no longer a barrier...

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I Love Love, So Naturally I Hate Valentine's Day

(8) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 10:42 AM

Hear me out, ladies. I don't hate Valentine's Day because I'm single or because I hate ostentatious displays of affection, though I do. I hate Valentine's Day because love is so beautiful and the day has become the epitome of everything that is wrong with the world today.

It's...

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Black History Month Has Been an Epic Failure

(119) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Malcolm X was fond of saying, "Our history did not begin in chains." Yet every year that's where Black History Month lesson plans in schools across America begin. They begin telling the story of our history -- black history -- in chains.

Young black school children don't learn that our...

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There Is Something Wrong With Capitalism: Martin Luther King and the 'S' Word

(5) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 1:04 PM

In December, Reuters released the first of a special series detailing the growing chasm of income inequality in the United States. The series is appropriately titled "The Unequal State of America: How Uncle Sam Widens the Income Divide."

The report found that the difference between the top...

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Dear Republicans: Chill With the Craziness and Maybe Some of Us Will Vote for You

(75) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 4:22 PM

For generations now African American and minority voters around the country have been loath to even consider associating with the Republican Party. But can you blame us?

The white fright fallout from President Barack Obama's reelection has been nothing short of jaw dropping. From the Florida man who is believed...

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Mitt Romney and the Capitalist Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

(156) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 8:25 PM

I'm perpetually annoyed by the blind reverence and adulation African Americans seem to shower on our president despite the fact that few of them can name a single thing he's done, other than get himself elected, to help them.

Over the years I've laid out some of my issues...

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Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Late last month I had the opportunity to see the legendary Angela Davis speak at Spelman College in Atlanta and I was surprised by what I learned.

For those unfamiliar, Davis is best known as the woman who became an early and lifelong adversary as well as an unwitting...

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Why on Earth Are You Still Smoking?

(35) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 12:01 PM

On Tuesday Australia's high court upheld the country's landmark law removing all brand packaging from cigarettes. The law was one of the biggest and most far-reaching passed in the history of the "little white slaver" known as the cigarette. Under the new law, instead of a tobacco company's...

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This is What the Beginning of the End of the Planet Feels Like

(81) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 8:12 AM

This summer 34,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes in my home state of Colorado. I watched as a dozen wildfires raged through the state with some contained in days or weeks, while others are still not extinguished.

The extremely hot weather, dry climate and dramatically...

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Shame on You, Magic Johnson

(48) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 9:10 PM

About a month ago I wrote a piece titled, "Negro, Open a Damn Checking Account." The article was an effort to implore black folks, who are wasting hundreds of dollars of their hard-earned money on prepaid checking cards, check cashing establishments and other so-called "alternative banking," to stop...

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