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Maura Cheeks

Entries by Maura Cheeks

The Professional Sports Paradox

(31) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 12:12 PM

I have watched America fall in love with my dad ever since I can remember going to his first basketball game. I can't pinpoint the exact day I realized his job was different, but through the pictures taken and autographs signed, watching my dad treated differently in public slowly became...

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African Americans and the Digital Divide

(10) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 1:55 PM

As protestors in New York continue to "Occupy Wall Street" and the unemployment rate for African Americans remains the highest since 1984, it's obvious people are getting tired of waiting for change and instead are trying to take back control the only way they know how.


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Finding New Definitions of Black and White

(43) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 3:13 PM

The term "acting white" has long been a controversial one in the black community and is rife with multiple meanings. It can stand for a betrayal of your own race or serve as a signal to others for how you talk, dress, speak or even the way you look. Ten...

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