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Kevin Beckford
Kevin Beckford is an educator, community organizer and amateur bodybuilder from Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of Yale University (B.A), the University of Cambridge (MPhil), and the University of Pennsylvania (MSc.), Kevin currently works as an educator and volunteers much of his time helping high school students in the college admissions process. A lifelong member of the NAACP, Kevin mentors students involved in the NAACP’s ACT-SO program along with young people across South Jersey and Philadelphia. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys writing, fitness and hip hop/popular culture.

Entries by Kevin Beckford

On the Public Shaming of Underage Persons

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Every morning, I scan through my Facebook newsfeed and Twitter timeline for the best news story of the day. For me, and I imagine countless others, the day does not begin until you are able to pull up a news story about a courageous person who saved 10 tree-stranded cats...

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Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 2:52 PM

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability defined...

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Richard Sherman, Jonathan Martin, and Society's Failure to Acknowledge the Multidimensionality of Black Men

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:54 AM

This past Sunday night, Richard Sherman proved why he is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks battled it out until the final seconds of the game to advance to Superbowl XLVII with a 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Sentiments From a 90s R&B Fan

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Beyonce and the Original Destiny's Child Crew in "Bug A Boo"

If you were born in the 80s, you probably were raised on the slick stylings of 90s R&B. Musical acts like Babyface, Groove Theory, Dru Hill, En Vogue, Monica, SWV, Destiny's...

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We Must Question the Merit of the Melissa Harris-Perry Controversy

(3) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Well, folks, we have our first media hailstorm of 2014 and like the recent fury of storms plaguing the nation, this snow storm is incredibly annoying and needs to go away.

Controversy ensued when liberal trailblazer, professor, and MSNBC talk show host Melissa Harris-Perry passively cosigned with a series of...

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5 Hilarious YouTube Sensations of Color to Follow in 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Comedy Group Dormtainment
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The following comedy acts are incredibly different in content and delivery, but all have one thing in common: they are hilarious. With watch counts in the 6-7 digit range, these acts have proven themselves...

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Justine Sacco, Megyn Kelly and the Humor of White Privilege

(27) Comments | Posted December 22, 2013 | 6:06 PM

Megyn Kelly can get a full night's sleep on Christmas Eve and she has Justine Sacco to thank for it.

Just last week, the "politically ambiguous" FOX news reporter Megyn Kelly soaked in a bubble bath of privilege and naiveté when she proclaimed that Jesus of...

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#MeninistTwitter: When Intersectionality and Policing Collide

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Perhaps nothing in the Twitterverse this week best encapsulates the complexities of intersectionality, than the latest twitter hashtag #MeninistTwitter.

After being alerted by a friend about the man-oriented craze on Monday afternoon, I decided to check it out and honestly, there was a lot going on with the trending topic....

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