Ray Lewis Missed an Opportunity to Tackle an Important Issue… But I Don’t

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Note: This article appears originally at alineinthesand.com In the wake of the protests against police brutality and the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis released a video meant to deter people who used the outcry as an opportunity to destroy property. The passion he brought to his Hall of…

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“I Hate Myself!”: What are Respectability Politics, and Why do Black People Subscribe to Them?

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You may not be familiar with the term “respectability politics”, but you’ve heard them before.  Maybe you’ve even engaged in them.  Whether it’s Don Lemon’s recent rant, actor Romany Malco’s open letter to Trayvon Martin sympathizers following the George Zimmerman trial, Bill Cosby’s 2004 “Pound Cake speech” and even The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood’s remarks…

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to End Race? No Thanks.

Governor Jindal Wants to "End Race"

I used to believe people were confused about the meaning of words involving social justice.  I figured when someone referred to any discussions about race as “racist” he or she was simply misinformed. Now, I know better. Some people have redefined words like “racist” in order to avoid talking about race.  Others do so purposefully…

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Rand Paul Comes to My Alma Mater: Thanks for Trying…

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…no really.  Thanks for trying. I do recognize the importance of Rand Paul being the first Republican elected official in decades to speak at Howard University.  And while I think it’s silly at best to call such an effort “courageous”, it does speak to the importance Paul places on reaching out to voters his party has marginalized…

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March 9th: Critical Race Theory, Breitbart, and What Biggie Has To Do With It

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Mo the Educator’s critical analysis of the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s connection to critical race theory.

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California Republican apologizes after sending racist Obama e-mail

Orange County Republican party official Marilyn Davenport apologized Monday night to fellow party members for sending out an email depicting President Obama’s head on the body of an ape.

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Two FAMU Alumni Serving As Chiefs-of-Staff in Congress

“It should come as no surprise that our students go on to hold high-ranking positions, including elected positions.I believe it is important that everyone realizes that FAMU is and has always been in the business of making leaders for our community.”

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The People Interview President Obama

President Obama answers questions on a wide range of issues submitted by and voted on by YouTube users in an interview moderated by YouTube’s Steve Grove. January 27, 2011.

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