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Race & Racism

if I were a poor black kid

By now, you’ve surely read the poorly penned and insanely virul Forbes article, “If I Were a Poor Black Kid”. I won’t be writing anything on it. In general, I

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over at tech crunch, a thoughtful critique of silicon valley’s meritocracy

Over at Tech Crunch, Eric Ries offered both a thoughtful critique and remedy for Silicon Valley‘s race woes. The piece wasn’t, however, without it’s flaws. I have an aversion to

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the inevitability of the Civil War (cont’d)

Yeah, the Civil War conversation from a couple days ago is still going strong. And again, I’m struck by something that I feel is deserving of a blog post; the

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limiting opportunity in silicon valley; michael arrington’s forgetting problem

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the firestorm set off by Soledad O’Brien’s interview of blogger turned investor Michael Arrington:   The twitterstorm that followed has surely damaged relationships on

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Ghadhafi and Africans

Most Africans viewed Ghadhafi as a benefactor, even martyr. From the AP;  Moammar Gadhafi’s regime poured tens of billions of dollars into some of Africa’s poorest countries. Even when he

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barack obama and black people (and troy davis)

  The cognitive dissonance is breath taking. You can’t bemoan Troy Davis’ impending murder AND blindly support a black President who hasn’t even discussed Davis (for fear of right wing

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how food apps can impact the African American diet

Africans-Americans are predisposed to a plethora of health issues including, but not limited to, high blood pressure and diabetes. But now handy dandy social media tools allow us make comparative

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via black agenda report: al shartpon & msnbc shrink the black agenda

In the two hours of MSNBC’s corporate-sponsored “Black Agenda” featuring Al Sharpton and Ed Schulz, hosts and guests mentioned the Pentagon, its multiple wars and trillion dollar budget not even

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