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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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Dr. Goddess Finds Love With Swiffer

You know Dr. Goddess loves good Theater, too….So, imagine my delight when the two came together for me at BlogHer 2011 in San Diego, California! I was at one end of the Proctor & Gamble booth in the Expo Hall when I heard someone say that “the dirt” from the Swiffer commercials was around the corner. I raced over to find the actor, dressed in his hideously wonderful and creative, “Keyboard Guy” dust costume, posing with happy consumers.

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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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Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Debut as Host on MSNBC Creates Demand for Show

During the debut of her role as host filling in for Rachel Maddow on vacation, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry caused an uproar by exhibiting excellent, progressive scholarship and critical analysis, which resulted in a demand that she be given her independent show on MSNBC.

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BaracksFlagpin Breaks Down the Debt Ceiling Again

Hear the latest from the Red, White and Blue pin over the Black man’s heart presiding in the White House. Today: More on raising the debt ceiling… @BaracksFlagpin is what President Barack Obama is REALLY saying every time he gives a speech. Created by Dr. Goddess, catch @BaracksFlagpin on Twitter.

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Toure and Dr. Goddess Discuss (Post) Blackness, Then and Now, on Twitter

Last night, I watched a (very nice!) video of Black music and cultural pundit, Toure, reading from his forthcoming book, “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” in which he recounted what he called, “the most humiliating moment of my life” after a young man told him, “you’re not Black.”

Toure and I went to college together; and I was standing right there when all of this happened. For the record, the man said, “Oh shut up, Toure…You ain’t even Black.”

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Problematic Pontificating on Planking with P. Diddy’s Poprah

I love planking.

It may also be the devil.

In an amazing feat, planking has caused a gigantic rumor mill to spin a tale of its supposed origins in slavery and/or the narrative that it is “a racist term”. Nothing can be more ridiculous but the retweeting of slave ships in response to the #planking hashtag on Twitter and with folks asking, “still think it’s funny?”

Um, yes. I do. For the most part, planking is silly and funny and so many other things.

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