Politics

Rihanna Gives Jackie Magazine Heat for Their Racist Dutch Oven

Once upon a time, yet another international magazine decided to print racist / white supremacist words and imagery regarding a Black artist and then issue an “oops, did we do that?” apology, as if that would be enough to make protestors go away. It didn’t and it won’t. Between @theybf @thefashionbomb @luvvieig @drgoddess and @rihanna, we are not having it!

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Are People of Color Occupying Wallstreet?

Are People of Color Participating in Occupy Wallstreet or any of the Occupy Movements around North America, in particular?

A series of focused discussions on the role of people of color engaged in #OccupyWallstreet are captured here on Twitter. Lots of great ideas, questions and even solutions are provided.

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He Was Heavy and Our Brother: RIP Dwight D. Myers

Heavy D never called me a nigga, a bitch or a hoe in his music. In fact, I can’t think of one example where Heavy D disparaged me at all. And he wasn’t corny, he could rap his butt off, had some of the best beats and he could dance. Think about that. And think about what we’ve just lost. I can’t even imagine if I were one of his real friends and he had actually touched my life with his spirit. You can just tell he was a good friend. It’s so obvious.

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A Teenage Discussion of Amber Cole on Twitter Leads to More No Wedding, No Womb Tension

For the record, this article, entitled, “The Miseducation of Amber Cole” by Sinnamon Love (who also happens to be a porn star and a parent—yes, you read that right) is the BEST one I have read, hands down, of all that I have read. Print it out and share it with your family members—please! I wish I had read it first… I was first alerted that a great essay by Jeff Fecke entitled, “No, You Aren’t Amber Cole’s Father” was posted in response to yet another wayward, misogynistic article by Jimi Izrael. Reading that piece led me to another, discussing how angry “Amber Cole’s” father is and the justice he is pursuing. The comments section to THAT article left me so angry and frustrated, that I wrote a response to it and let my Twitter timeline know about it.

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Farewell, Dr. Rudolph P. Byrd

I could go on and on about Dr. Byrd and I have, in countless impressions of him that I have performed for friends and strangers, alike. He was a wonderful, most debonair, well-dressed, dignified, “uppity Negro”and a wonderfully-spirited man, par excellence’. He didn’t walk, he glided; and I am serious about that. He had a deep, charming voice and a wonderful laugh. He nearly crushed the bones in my hand when he gave me his first handshake but he was a gentle lion and quite the caring human being. But he most certainly demanded excellence of us as students and as scholars in the world.

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Justice May Come for Aiyana Jones

Sometimes, justice takes a long time. Hopefully, we are just beginning to get justice for Aiyana Jones, Jerean Blake and communities who continue to be terrorized by violence, police negligence and then mocked by Reality TV. Today, The Huffington Post reports a series of new events surrounding this case. Many of us were completely horrified by the death of Aiyana Jones in Detroit, Michigan; and then we soon realized that there were many layers to how and why she died.

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Toure Debate Leads to Post-Blackness Stalker Accusations

With Toure using a falsely constructed story about an incident in college (at which Dr. Goddess was witness and participant), which he spoke about in a YouTube video promotion to sell new book, “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?”

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Harry Allen Heightens Twitter Timelines with Intrigue: “[What] If Eminem Were Black…?”

When Writer and Media Assassin, Harry Allen (@harryallen) asked the question:

“If Eminem were Black, would he be hailed as “one of the greatest? Think about it for a second.”

Our twitter timelines blew up and he received hundreds of responses for six hours straight. It’s amazing commentary on Race in America and the world, thoughts on Hip Hop and the power of building Online Community.

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