Archive for March, 2012

Lazarus is alive but naping
By March 29, 2012 Read More →

Lazarus is alive but naping

There is story telling and there is compelling story telling. And while author Rashid Darden, in his debut novel, invites and educates us into the clandestine world of fraternity pledging on the university campus, the great conflict that is the bedrock of great literature—romantic love versus service duty—is rather tepidly treated here. It is as […]

Anthony Eastwick Brings “The Hair Game” to New Jersey
By March 29, 2012 Read More →

Anthony Eastwick Brings “The Hair Game” to New Jersey

By Delvon Johnson Over 2000 people arrived at The Robert Treat Hotel this past weekend to attend the Anthony Eastwick Fashion show, and “The Hair Game”, given by Eastwick America, Hype Kings, and Empakcorp. From up and coming divas to fashionable grandmothers filled the ballroom with anticipation to watch the grand event. As the lights […]

The Media and Young Black Male Athletes
By March 29, 2012 Read More →

The Media and Young Black Male Athletes

A little over a year ago, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) released a Public Service Announcement to promote academic success among student-athletes and while attempting to dispel the myth of some student-athletes being dumb jocks. Historically, “dumb jock” is a term that has been used to describe athletes because of their academic performance in […]

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Full Figured Pageant Breaks Out in Newark
By March 26, 2012 Read More →

Full Figured Pageant Breaks Out in Newark

By Delvon Johnson People poured into the Newark Robert treat this past Sunday, March 18, 2012 for the 23rd Annual Full Figured Pageant. If you were into fashion, and residing in the Tri-State area, than this event was the place to be. Glamour was just the beginning of what these beautiful pageant contestants had as […]

What Makes Young Black Males a Target?
By March 25, 2012 Read More →

What Makes Young Black Males a Target?

As a young African American male, it is shocking to observe how people try to dismiss that racism doesn’t exist in today’s society. It is even more disturbing when people try to belittle many of the different issues that young African American males encounter. I am outraged that it took the murder of Trayvon Martin […]

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One of the  tallest trees in our forest: Bayard Rustin
By March 22, 2012 Read More →

One of the tallest trees in our forest: Bayard Rustin

This month around the country LGBTQ communities will be celebrating Bayard Rustin’s 100th birthday anniversary. Next month, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts will have their annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast. And, last month, “State of the Re:Union,” a nationally aired radio show distributed by NPR and PRX was awarded first place in the Excellence in Radio […]

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As Feds Begin Trayvon Martin Investigation, New Details Emerge
By March 21, 2012 Read More →

As Feds Begin Trayvon Martin Investigation, New Details Emerge

Slain Florida Teen Was On Phone With Girlfriend Just Before His Death By Nathan James Responding to the widespread public outcry over the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the federal Justice Department has opened an investigation into Martin’s death at the hands of a self-appointed neighborhood-watch “captain”. That individual, identified as George Zimmerman, […]

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Michelle Obama Warns Supremes Will Determine Whether ‘Americans Can Love Whomever They Choose’
By March 21, 2012 Read More →

Michelle Obama Warns Supremes Will Determine Whether ‘Americans Can Love Whomever They Choose’

Stumping For Her Husband In NYC, First Lady Speaks On DOMA, DADT By Nathan James First Lady Michelle Obama was in New York City yesterday, campaigning about town for her husband’s re-election, and made repeated statements about how future Supreme Court judges will make “decisions about our privacy and security, whether we can speak freely, […]

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The University of Akron Hosts the 5th Annual Black Male Summit
By March 18, 2012 Read More →

The University of Akron Hosts the 5th Annual Black Male Summit

Presenters include Be Someone founder Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, master motivator and mentor AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron’s Office of Multicultural Development will be hosting its 5th Black Male Summit on Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th. The event will be held in the university’s Student Union. Friday’s activities will begin at 12:00 […]

Gay marriage proposals welcome but flawed
By March 18, 2012 Read More →

Gay marriage proposals welcome but flawed

Ban on heterosexual civil partnerships will remain and religions barred from hosting gay marriages, even if they want to While we welcome the commitment to legalise same-sex civil marriages, we are unhappy that the government intends to maintain the ban on heterosexual civil partnerships and the ban on religious same-sex marriages, even if faith organisations […]

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