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Have you seen this advertisement from the skin care company Nivea?
The ad depicts a young clean cut brother chucking his curly counterpart - a beheaded doppelganger with full-blown afro and beard - into the distance. The caption reads, “LOOK like you GIVE a damn: RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF.” Nivea is a German global skin and body care […]
Boston Police Officer/National Guardsman Fired for Calling Gates, “banana-eating jungle monkey”: A Historical Perspective
Justin Barrett, a Boston police overseer and solider in the National Guard, recently sent a mass e-mail to his colleagues referring to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a “banana-eating jungle monkey”. Not that we needed any confirmation that the enforcers of the state’s repressive agenda were inherently racist (Gates’ arrest in an of […]
Social critic and comedian Dave Chapelle hilariously described the tense relationship between Black men and police in his landmark stand-up performance, Killing ‘em Softly.
I’m not saying I don’t like police. I’m not saying that. I’m saying, I’m just scared of them. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes, we want to call them too. Somebody broke into […]
Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid “terrorist group,” called the African National Congress were just issued a pardon by United States president, George W. Bush. “He had no place on our government’s terror watch list, and I’m pleased to see this bill finally become law,” said former Democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry. […]
Lots of Hip-Hop news this month. In no particular order, weigh in on these updates from three Hip-Hop veterans:
Nas’ controversial album entitled Nigger was renamed “Untitled” because of creative differences with his record label. Nas dropped The Nigger Mixtape with DJ Green Lantern on June 9th. I’m listening to it right now, it’s pretty good. […]
There is a new ridiculous and controversial blog on our blogroll, that is worth taking a look at. The blog is called, Stuff Educated Black People Like. Based on a similar site, called Stuff White People Like, this black counterpart is a self-described, “amalgamation of reality, comedy and parody”. At first glance I was offended […]
In May of 2004 after receiving an award during a celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board, Bill Cosby made several controversial remarks criticizing Black youth. During his (in)famous “Poundcake” speech, Cosby called out African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and “acting hard” than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement. Let […]
I know I’m late, the BET Hip-Hop Awards were over a week ago, but I was out of town and I just caught the re-broadcast this week. I was surprised to see two of the Jena 6 brothers (Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones) decked out, on the red carpet like some overnight celebrities! Was anyone […]
Grammy Award winning rapper T.I. was arrested last week on federal gun charges. According to news reports, T.I. (whose government name is Clifford Harris), got caught in a sting operation hosted by agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Boom Boom Boom, open the door: ATF!) With help from his bodygaurd-turned […]