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Bill Clinton Says #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Don’t Want to Hear the Truth’ About Controversial 1994 Crime Bill

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Former President Bill Clinton encountered a group of Black Lives Matter protesters while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia on Thursday. While Mrs. Clinton has been trying to wrap up the Black vote, appearing at Black Girls Rock! and meeting with the mothers of...

Open Thread: How Do You Feel About Boys Playing With Barbies?

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Growing up I played with GI Joe, WWF action figures, watched Kung-Fu Saturday religiously. But I also didn’t have a problem playing with my sister and their Barbies. Even my younger brother had a doll. His name was My Buddy. And sure, my brother also...

Open Thread: Do You Believe in UFOs and Aliens?

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I remember my mother telling me her UFO story when I was a kid. She alleges that one late night, while she was outside, she noticed lights moving in a circular motion in the sky. Then an object zoomed back and forth for a few...

These Days, Black Self-Care Matters Too

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For the past year my emotions have vacillated somewhere between hopelessness, pride, joy, despair, happiness, and unmitigated rage. Like many, I watched in horror as Black folks’ lives were snuffed out by state violence, seemingly daily, only to become yet another hashtag and name added...

Open Thread: Little Girl Goes Off On Deadbeat Dad; Do You Think It Should Have Been Posted Online?

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Not a week goes by when a child’s video goes viral that was filmed by a parent. And this little girl is no exception. In a video posted to World Star, a young girl goes off on her father because he’s a deadbeat, while the...

He Is Miserable Without White Validation

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It’s a shame self-loathing Negroes like The Guardian’s Orville Lloyd Douglas didn’t take the “Big Poppa” lyric “I wish people suffering from I hate being Black disorder took the Biggie line, “Heart throb never, Black and ugly as ever. However, I stay Coogi down to the socks.”...