Category YGB

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!

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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,…

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 […]

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@blackheirlooms: A film about intergenerational wealth #BHKickstarter #Donate #YBG

I don’t know where to begin. This film is long overdue, yet a narrative so powerful as this, was worth the wait.   Watch. Donate. Share.

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The Marissa Alexander Freedom School at @Pleasant_Hope (Apr. 14-18) @FreeMarissa @HeberBrown #spreadtheword

Those that have heard of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, know that they are a SOCIAL JUSTICE church, meaning no one is allowed to just attend church. PHBC has a “Do As You Praise” Policy. Don’t believe me? Just watch.. on Sundays at 10:00 AM (430 East Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21212). There you will witness Pastor […]

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Watch The Trailer For Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Documentary (VIDEO)

Originally posted on Global Grind:
As the 20th anniversary of Nas’ critically acclaimed album, Illmatic, quickly approaches, the Queens emcee is gearing up for the premiere of his Time Is Illmatic documentary. The One9-directed film will premiere on April 16 at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, but industry insiders who are attending Coachella will be…