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“Endgame AIDS In Black America”: A Exercise in Drama And No Politics

July 10, 2012
This is an almost stream of conscious blog I was writing while watching the PBS premier of the Frontline Documentary “Endgame: AIDS In Black America.” Remember the PBS hard hitting political documentary series Frontline? You know, the show you can … Continue reading read more »
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Occupy Wall Street’s Race Problem: My Piece for American Prospect

October 26, 2011
“The economic crisis has disproportionately affected people of color, in particular African Americans. Given the stark economic realities in communities of color, many people have wondered why the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn’t become a major site for mobilizing African … Continue reading read more »
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Desiree Marshall: F*ck Facebook

September 12, 2011
You know one of the things that I am beginning to admit to myself: I am finding a lot of activist and organizing happening in the US pretty boring and uninteresting. Most of what is really inspiring me is art–and … Continue reading read more »
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Gwyneth Paltrow Is African. And A Hot-Ass Mess!!!

August 11, 2011
Thanks to Euware Osayande for this post (and his sister Marpessa–who wrote the copy on photo #2! LMAO!) No other words. Just view pic 1. And then 2. And now…... read more »
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Kenyon on Colorlines.com: 50 Cent’s New Pocketbook Values: Anti-Gay Won’t Pay, Even for Hip Hop

April 8, 2011
Just published a new piece on Colorlines.com about the Mister Cee from Hot 97 sex scandal: The arrest last week of Hot 97 DJ and hip-hop legend Mister Cee for allegedly having commercial sex with a 20-year-old transgender woman has … Continue reading read more »
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RIP Dariel Pulliam, Jr.

April 5, 2011
I don’t know the details yet, but many of you may remember Dariel from the Keyshia Cole reality show, and the spinoff, Frankie & Neffe. He was described as Neffe’s best friend and hair stylist. Apparently he has died today, … Continue reading read more »
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Video: Are We the Kind of Boys We Want?

March 25, 2011
I think I am gonna save Fridays for my favorite videos of the week. In this case, the clear winner is my good-Judy, Yolo Akili’s newest video offering, “Are We the Kind of Boy’s We Want?” The video is part … Continue reading read more »
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Notes on A Confession of A (so-called) Black Gentrifier

March 22, 2011
When I was preparing to write the piece “Blacks Being Ethnically Cleansed from NYC?” I knew I was going to get 2 questions (which, quite predictably, I got): 1. What are white people supposed to do? (A question, I think … Continue reading read more »
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Blacks Being Ethnically Cleansed from NYC?

March 21, 2011
On Friday, Charles M. Blow, Black op-ed columnist at the New York Times wrote about the census data from 2010, which is showing that NYC, which has been a city with very large Black population (only 4 states have more … Continue reading read more »
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For People In Japan. And Everywhere.

March 14, 2011
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