Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory – @Colorlines

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory – COLORLINES. Advertisements

Dear Forbes: This Is Why Iggy Azalea Doesn’t “Run” Hip-Hop

Originally posted on Olivia A. Cole:
The Internet is currently on fire following a piece on Forbes that was initially titled “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” but was changed after the backlash forced Forbes to realize what an absurd claim they were making. The new title is “Hip Hop’s Unlikely…

James Baldwin and Dick Gregory: “Baldwin’s Nigger” (1969)

“But what one does realize is that, when you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you had a right to be here, when you do that, without knowing the result of it, you have attacked the entire power structure of the WESTERN world. If I one fine day I […]

#mondays deserve red lips. [photo]

Nothing like some cheetah print!

11 Things You Didn’t Know About The Time Police Bombed An American Neighborhood #MOVE

Originally posted on Global Grind:
On May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on a row house in Philadelphia, unleashing a relentless fire that eventually burned down 61 houses, killed 11 people (including five children) and injured dozens. The fire department stood by idly. The Philadelphia Police Department did the same. The fire raged on,…

“Award Winning, Independent Fictional Film, “Garifuna In Peril Movie” has been released on DVD.” – @beinggarifuna #garifuna #independentfilm

The Award Winning, Independent Fictional Film, Garifuna In Peril Movie has been released on DVD. Read more about the release here: http://www.caribpress.com/2014/05/02/garifuna-in-peril-releases-on-dvd/ Those interested in buying the DVD can order it off of Amazon.com

Students of Color and Law School: Luring vs. Learning – @TheNLJ

“At law schools across the country, the message students of color perceive is pretty simple: Conformity is the key to success. If you don’t conform and fit in, you will not succeed. It may seem that I am oversimplifying, but allow me to explain. Only 4.8 percent of the 1.2 million lawyers in America are […]