I Love Black People

We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Leak? It Probably Means That Darren Wilson Won’t Be Charged In Michael Brown’s Death

When I read in last Friday’s New York Times that some of the testimony in the investigation of Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson was leaked, I cringed and then uttered a few expletives because I knew something bad was coming soon. In my years of being a trial lawyer and legal analyst, I’ve seen […]

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Laura, the Black Model Who Graced the Art of 19th-Century France

No more self-assured statement of middle-class domesticity could be imagined than this charming tableau of maternity and childhood bliss set within a peaceful, enclosed garden. Behind its facade of bourgeois tranquillity, however, the highly accomplished painting reveals much more about the great diversity of people living in mid-19th-century France than the artist could have intended. […]

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Macy Gray On Her Drug Use And Reaction To Fame: ‘I Was A Massive A**hole’

Before Macy Gray was a Grammy Award-winning singer, she was a college student originally from Canton, Ohio, writing songs in a friend’s dorm room “studio.” Then, she was discovered by an executive at Atlantic Records during a performance and became an overnight sensation with her own record deal. After Gray’s breakout song,“I Try,” reached No. […]

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N.J. Woman Wins $1M Potato Chip Flavor Contest

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists – Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. Parent company PepsiCo says about 1 million total votes […]

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State Sen. Nasheed freed from jail, explains her ‘symbolic’ arrest

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed walked out of jail today and told a gathering of reporters that her arrest Monday evening was a “symbolic” act to promote peaceful, not violent protest. Nasheed was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. when she walked into South Florissant Road outside the Ferguson police station and refused to return to the […]

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Comedian to Bill Cosby: “You rape women”

People came out to see comedian Hannibal Buress and expected a night of laughs and fun.  Instead, they received the kind of shock they probably won’t forget anytime soon.   During the skit, the comedian went off into a tangent, talking about other things that were not on the script for that night.  Then, suddenly, […]

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Black People Riot Over Injustice; White People Riot Over Pumpkins and Football

It’s amazing that more than two months after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., no arrests have been made and no trial has been set. That hasn’t stopped the protests and outcries of injustice, but there are those on social media who can’t understand why people are still protesting in Ferguson. Typically […]

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How One Man Hopes to Diversify the Tech Industry Through His ‘Platform’

When you think “tech,” chances are you don’t think black people, you probably don’t think brown people and you surely don’t think women. This is a disturbing trend that Hank Williams, the founder of Platform, noticed about three years ago while he was living in the tech mecca of California’s Silicon Valley. “I was part […]

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Man on death row because in Texas, being black means you’re dangerous?

Justice should be blind. It should be blind to race, income, class and other factors. However, in the case of Duane Buck, race played a major factor in his death sentence for capital murder. In 1997, Buck was convicted for the capital murder of his former girlfriend, Debra Gardner, and her friend, Kenneth Butler. Buck […]

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