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Black Men: Black Women Are Not To Blame For The “Independent Ladies” Phenomenon

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There is a crisis in the Black family, that truth cannot be denied. The only thing the Black community disagrees on is its source. There is a particular widespread belief held by Black men that the Black woman’s “independent mentality” is at fault for the...

Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison

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Ever since Colorado and Washington  legalized marijuana, people have realized how much of a big business it actually is.  So far Colorado has brought in over $200 million in revenue, and now it’s even a bigger hotbed of tourist activity.  Just imagine the other states that...

Open Thread: Should We Expect Black Men To Defend Black Women When Attacked Online?

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During the recent “Opie and Anthony” racist tirade, which resulted in Anthony Cumia being fired from Sirius radio, I noticed numerous threats and racial epithets directed towards black women who either wrote about the story, or even tweeted about it.  In what always appears to happen, black...

Brothers on the Block’ Hopes to Prevent Violence in Chicago By Taking to the Streets

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The news pouring out of Chicago has been startling. Hundreds of murders have taken place, violence-plagued weekends have occurred, and the city’s politicians have been seemingly unable to do anything to keep citizens safe. While some have called on the military to intervene, other Chicagoans...

Dr. Boyce Watkins On Being Called Out For Article About Rape: “I Don’t Want Men Out Here Raping Women For No Reason.”

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Several brothers around the blogosphere are engaged in an interesting conversation about Black women and rape. While some men turn a blind eye to the abuse women face at the hands of their brethren, a collective of Black male scholars recently penned an open letter to Dr....

Open Thread: Are the Comments Getting Angrier, Or Is It Just Us?

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Clutchettes, let’s chat. I usually try to stay out of the comments section, but I’m nosey. And lately I’ve been noticing the discussions here at our beloved Clutch have taken a turn for the worst. Between the trolls throwing sharp elbows at Black women, to the contentious...