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Black People vs. Statistics

Black people love “statistics”.

I haven’t done my own scientific study nor do I currently possess empirical data to support this, but I am convinced that this is the case…and that the media has gotten ahold of this “theory” as well.

How else can you explain the way that the release of “statistics” – especially the “findings” that paint a bleak picture for Black Americans – solicits such passionate, sweeping responses that inundate social media?

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Are you microwaving your life?


Get Rich Quick! Get Slim Fast! Find Love Now! It seems as though patience, attention to detail and dedication to excellence have become dead virtues in today’s society. We want it all; pre-packaged and ready now. Is this microwave mentality creating the same outcome as microwaved food… appetizing superficially but unappealing at its core?

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Talib Kweli on the Legacy of Dr. King and Malcolm X

“Without trying to disrespect anybody’s beliefs, [Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X] are our prophets for our generation,” Kweli said. “In the scope of history, they haven’t been gone for too long. Someone asked me ‘Do you think the spirit of King is in hip-hop?’ And if you think about it, hip-hop wouldn’t exist without King. Our whole movement is based on Dr. King and Malcolm X.”

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The Daily: A Charles Dickens scene from Baltimore [illustr.]

The Wire

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How-to <3 eggs

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The Daily: What’s for lunch? Avocado Fries. #JudgeMe

Avocado fries

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The Daily: [Lunch] Vegetable Tamale Pies, what are you having?

Vegetable Tamale Pies, what are you having for lunch today?
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The Daily: In the bottom of th hour, #Bukowski [aPoem]

The Last Night of the Earth Poems, Charles Bukowski