100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

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100 Words That All High School Graduates — And Their Parents — Should Know BOSTON, MA — The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know. “The words we suggest,” says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, “are not meant to be exhaustive but [...]

I Still Love That Ho (Sorta)

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- Or at least I don’t like nobody talkin’ bad about her. In an article linked at Booker, Thomas Chatterton Williams, attempts to distinguish hip-hop culture from Black culture. He starts with this premise: “…for most Americans under the age of 45, hip-hop culture is Black culture. Only it’s not.” I’m not so sure about [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

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Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) – Mint Condition Cream – Prince Lowdown Popcorn – James Brown The Gas Face – 3rd Bass You Can’t Change That – Raydio Ike’s Mood – Isaac Hayes Takeover – Jay-Z Ain’t We Funkin’ Now -The Brothers Johnson Stay – Jodeci Burn Hollywood Burn – Public Enemy, f. Ice [...]

Memorial Day

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This year, my mother and I did something for Memorial Day that actually brought back memories: we watched Roots. The DVD set came out last Tuesday and I went to the store and copped it Saturday, as I had been planning to do. Roots came on TV One last month, but being that I’m without [...]

Willy-Nilly Round the ‘Net

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First up is an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette highlighting the different appellative terms people invent as we become a more multiracial society. I normally don’t do quotes from these articles, but this one was just too good to pass up. When Lamaas Bey is asked his race on a form or survey, he [...]

Ex-Girl Wildin’ Out

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At various times, I have written about the dissolution of my relationship with hip-hop. In most of those instances, I compared it to an ex-girlfriend. It’s not like the idea of making something analagous to a woman is a new idea, but in the case of hip-hop, I was specifically interpolating work by Common in [...]

Couldn’t Make This Up On My Best Day

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Not that it matters, but at least they ain’t Black. Who’s Your Daddy? Paternity Battle Between Brothers By Mary Kathryn Burke ABC News Law & Justice Unit May 21, 2007 Font Size E-mail Print Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don’t [...]

Inside The Numbers

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One of the more frustrating things about dealing with real teenagers instead of statistics is that I know the people behind the numbers. So we can talk about a 70% out-of-wedlock birth rate all we want; and yeah, that’s a harrowing number and all that, but it’s nothing compared to actually knowing a young person [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

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Don’t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy Long Island Wildin’ – De La Soul Salt Water Taffy (Slo Jam) – Boogiemonsters I’m Only Out For One Thang – Ice Cube, f. Flavor Flav Not Forgotten – Israel and New Breed Let A Man Come In and Do The Popcorn – James Brown Be Happy – [...]

Movie Meme

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Taking the tag from Jared on the movie meme So, here are the rules: Pick out ten favorite movies, then look them up at IMDb. In the overview at the top of each movie’s page, there are “Plot Keywords,” usually five of them. (Plus more, if you click the link.) Take the first five, and [...]

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