Clutch Magazine

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Pimps & Mobstaz?

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It’s only a couple of weeks into the new school year and because of my son, so far I’ve had to re-educate myself on 9th grade science and Calculus. Unlike the parents in Vermilion Parish, LA, I haven’t had to learn about “Po Pimp” and...

Are Women of Color Only Allowed to Have White Love Interests On Network TV?

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A recent article on The Wrap about Mindy Kaling’s FOX sitcom The Mindy Project got me thinking. In the piece, Jethro Nededog wondered why the show’s title character, an Indian-American doctor, seemed obsessed with White guys. In his essay, Nededog asks why Kaling’s character exclusively...

Library Aide Fired After Standing Up For Student

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Lita Casey, a Hudson Falls, NY library aide was fired for doing the unthinkable which was standing up for a child who liked to read.

Hannah Bond, A Former Slave, Revealed As First Black Female Novelist

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A decade ago, Dr. Henry Louis Gates published The Bondswoman’s Narrative, a novel from the 1850s by a writer named Hannah Crafts. The manuscript, which Gates bought at an auction, was allegedly written by a former slave and became known as the first novel authored...

Chicago Now Murder Capital Of U.S., FBI Says

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In new statistics the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.