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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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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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