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The Performance of Manhood Vol 2: Get Gangster

Published on 18 Dec 2006 at 12:33 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under black image,men's issues,sports,television.

Two recent events epitomize the themes of a previous post entitled, The Performance of Manhood. In that post, I talked about a basketball game where I almost got in a fight with an opponent, whom I was dominating. After blocking his shot, he started pounding his chest, shouting profanity and proclaiming how easily he could […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2006

Published on 30 Nov 2006 at 5:07 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,men's issues,news/politics,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Tomorrow, Decmeber 1st, is World AIDS Day.  What can we do in a day? Well, World Aids Day may not be able to cure all of the people affected by AIDS/ HIV, but it does strike a reminder in the minds of millions and in our often complacent society this is quite necessary. This World […]

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The Performance of Manhood

Published on 16 Nov 2006 at 1:17 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under black image,men's issues,ridiculousness.

I think we all, at one point or another, have witnessed “the performance of manhood,” that situation where a brother acts a certain way, or takes on a certain role/persona-to show how much of a man he is. Black manhood, in particular, evokes a unique performance. Allow me to share an encounter with Black manhood […]

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Is Black masculinity getting in the way of healthy relationships?

Published on 27 Oct 2006 at 1:40 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under men's issues,women's issues/feminism.

The Black graduate student association here at Syracuse got into a riveting debate about relationships between Black professionals today. Among other things, we discussed how Black men can be threatened by Black women who hold more power (economic, political, etc) than they do. The general argument was: one of the many “roles” of a Black […]

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Think, Wear, and Be Pink!

Published on 5 Oct 2006 at 11:17 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under black culture,men's issues,women's issues/feminism.

What’s the best thing about October? You guessed it, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink ribbons that you have (hopefully) been seeing more of are the official symbol of support towards awareness and a cure for breast cancer.  Women today are no longer victims of cancer but are survivors and as Ford’s campaign proudly […]

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The Cos Flaps His Jaws, mk. Zillion

Published on 30 Jul 2006 at 11:10 pm. 6 Comments.
Filed under black culture,men's issues.

Shavar Jeffries over at Blackprof highlights a bit of foolishness courtesy of Bill Cosby, who recently opined that the Washington Post’s feature series “Being a Black Man” is—get this—too positive. Apparently the unrelenting stream of dark-tinted crime reports combined with the recent spate of soul-crushing “plight of the young black male” news stories (sporting headlines […]

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