Twitter Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston’s Birthday with Zeal

Anthropologist, Writer, Novelist, Storyteller, Playwright, Dancer, Southerner Extraordinaire, Zora Neale Hurston, was born on January 7, 1891. She was a phenomenal woman, a renaissance woman, a fierce woman, artist and human being. So, naturally, Twitter celebrated her birthday with glee.

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Dastardly Dude Deceptively Deals Luvvie’s #DumbestTweets

Enter Alonzo Lerone. He liked DumbestTweets.com, too, especially after Luvvie took her time to catalog the Top 50 Dumbest Tweets of 2011. Alonzo took those, screen shot them, and made a YouTube video just reading them aloud and laughing.

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.@PerezHilton Hijacks Hilarious Viral Vid from Hardworking Actress, Franchesca Ramsey (@ChescaLeigh)

Franchesca Leigh (@chescaleigh) made a video entitled, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls” and posted it on YouTube.

This hilarious video by this hardworking actress went viral.

Perez Hilton COULD have embedded her video on his site and given her attribution; but instead, he uploaded it to his own site and never gave her any credit.

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Kicking Dirt on Kwanzaa

It doesn’t matter where we are. At each and every occasion, there are
Christians, Muslims, Jews, and traditionalists. We sing original
Kwanzaa songs (one of which is mine) and pull out principles and
African proverbs out of baskets. We light candles and recite the names in Swahili, yes, but we also talk about how these principles affect us today, and how we might better implement them in our lives here and now–in English.

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Meet Black Pete, Dutch Santa’s Helper

Waaay before Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours or Huckleberry Finn, Santa Claus was working the interracial buddy theme. Generations of American children have been raised with the legend of a cherubic white guy who employs vertically-challenged, non-union labor to produce toys in what is probably an Arctic sweatshop. Europeans, however, have a novel element to their Christmas mythology: a black sidekick.

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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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