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Righteous Path: The Arthur Ashe Story

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Sweat beads rolled down his forehead. But it didn’t matter. Nothing mattered but this moment now. This was his moment. Arthur squeezed his tennis racquet and then loosened his grip effectively. He had practiced every day, pushing his body to its physical limits, for longer than he could remember. But this was different. This time it was mind management. It …

The Double Consciousness Theory

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I understood what double consciousness was. I sat in my dorm room trying to understand White privilege in relation to it. It was easy to blind yourself and say it doesn’t exist. They even try to guilt trip you by saying we are making excuses and looking for pity. They can’t see it so they try to tell us it doesn’t exist. “The …

Madiba Forever

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Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom dynamically portrays Nelson Mandela’s and the country of South Afrika’s struggle to achieve liberation from the oppressive European (Afrikaner) regime from the 1940s to the end of apartheid in 1994. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film aims to tell an often-untold story about Mandela and the experiences he, his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and the entire …

Just Slangin’: “Ratchet”

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Admit it. You may have heard it occasionally amongst your circle of friends. You’ve probably even used it yourself in a social or party setting. In fact, you probably have been asked to describe its meaning and have found yourself jumbling between definitions. The word “ratchet” is finding its way into the society as a term often used by many …

Kanye West’s Confederate Flag Controversy

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  Everyone’s favorite ego-maniac/rapper has once again been stirring controversy this week by deciding to feature the confederate flag on all the merchandise for his prolific “Yeezus” tour. The “Southern Cross” has always held a negative connotation due to its association with slavery and white supremacy in the South, so of course this decision has been met with substantial outrage …

6 Mistakes Most Black People Make with Their Money

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Ebony Magazine has detailed common mistakes of how Afrikan Americans handle money.  For most Black people these mistakes are true. Check out Ebony’s suggestions on how to avoid and recover from such mistakes. Not having a budget Loaning money to family and friends instead of paying off debts Living check to check without an emergency fund Excessively using credit cards, …

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Kony 2012 Benefits All Involved

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by Katherine Tucker Kony 2012 is an amazing social movement designed to spread awareness of the Invisible Children of Uganda. The Lord’s Resistance Army is a fanatical rebel group that is responsible for Africa’s longest running armed conflict. Self preservation is his driving force. Kony incorporates religious and military factors to drive his army the way he wants. Kony has …