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Got Jengo TV?

by Guest Columnist on October 22 2007, 3:06PM

by Beandrea Davis Jengo means “building strength” in Swahili and that’s what this queer Black-women owned media company is trying to do with its online digital network, JengoTV. Building is the operative word because Jengo TV – which features original…

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Battling or Creating Stereotypes in ‘Aliens in America’?

by Guest Columnist on October 19 2007, 4:27PM

by Thanu Yakupitiyage Kharen Hill The first time I saw an advertisement for the new CW sitcom, Aliens in America, my jaw dropped. The ad shows an awkward teenage white boy, Justin Tolchuk, from Wisconsin, waiting at the airport for…

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SCHIP Lessons Look At Race

by Guest Columnist on October 19 2007, 1:25PM

Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO) responds to President Bush’s SCHIP veto. Yesterday was a day of reckoning, sort of. The House didn’t override the President’s SCHIP veto, but an important lesson or two will come out of the fight….

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Farewell Mister Andre Banks

by Guest Columnist on September 7 2007, 8:26AM

Today was Andre Banks last day at Colorlines and I simply had to blog today. Reading over these brilliant posts I am inspired by what kind of dialogue, what kind of content has developed in this space, so I wanted…

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“If the South Woulda Won”

by Guest Columnist on September 4 2007, 2:20PM

As I was surfing through Facebook pages the other day, I ran across this picture. I had seen it before as a t-shirt and passed it off as blatant racism, but seeing it on one of my friends’ profiles…

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Haiti Goes Hollywood… Almost

by Guest Columnist on August 28 2007, 11:40AM

As a young boy growing up in Haiti, I often imagined myself as Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian leader of the first successful Black anti-colonialism movement. I loved reenacting roles with my friends where we’d free ourselves from the French…

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For Black folks, health care isn’t just about insurance

by Guest Columnist on August 13 2007, 8:25AM

Originally posted at Too Sense. dnA writes: An article in the WaPo outlines some pretty disturbing findings about who receives what quality of care, an issue, quite literally, of life or death. Black babies, according to the federal government’s Centers…

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Behind New York’s green plans, a race dilemma

by Guest Columnist on August 10 2007, 9:16AM

by Mafruza Khan In this era of global warming, green economies are being hailed by (almost) all – from politicians to big business, labor and environment to grassroots groups. Unfortunately, for New York – a greener New York does not…

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Media “discovers” Jena Six 30 seconds after Sharpton, Jackson

by Guest Columnist on August 6 2007, 8:05AM

This first appeared at Too Sense. dnA writes: Last week, I came to the realization that the relationship between the Media’s interest in a story about racial inequality is directly proportional to the degree that Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson…

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Whoopi Goldberg takes The View, new host, same problems

by Guest Columnist on August 3 2007, 11:20AM

Introducing Whoooooopi! Too bad Walters treats her like a sambo… Barbara Walters, producer of ABC’s The View, has found herself a new token to fill the empty seat on the show that for years, has set out to represent…

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New Orleans housing program crumbles, leaves crumbs

by Guest Columnist on August 2 2007, 12:45PM

Katrina homeowners: will some ever get rebuilding grants as promised? This month, Jacob Faber of the Center for Social Inclusion questions the failed housing program meant to give flooded New Orleaneans new homes. He writes for RaceWire: No “Road…

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“Islamophobia”: apples, oranges, it’s all bigotry

by Guest Columnist on August 2 2007, 7:41AM

dnA originally wrote at Too Sense: Paula Zahn gave Dennis “Everyone Must Swear On The Bible” Prager a forum on Tuesday to perform a series of verbal acrobatics not seen since “weapons of mass destruction related activities.” Prager uses a…

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What’s a little ignorance between friends?

by Guest Columnist on August 1 2007, 9:49PM

Do any of y’all maintain relationships where one person, who has more privilege and is white, regularly says things that are remarkably ignorant? But you know they ‘mean well’? What do you do about that? I want the Racewire readers…

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Prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse Players

by Guest Columnist on July 31 2007, 10:27AM

Victor Goode writes for RaceWire. The ghosts of the Duke University rape case continue to haunt the press and Mike Nifong, the ex-county prosecutor who charged three white lacrosse players with raping a Black exotic dancer last year. In his…

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Crip walking in Baghdad

by Guest Columnist on July 31 2007, 8:48AM

dnA writes: The Army is dealing with a growing problem of gang affiliations maintained by some of its recruits. Evidence of gang culture and gang activity in the military is increasing so much an FBI report calls it “a threat…

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15th Erase Racism Carnival! Read all about it!

by Guest Columnist on July 27 2007, 2:26PM

Welcome to the July Erase Racism Blog Carnival! Every month, a different blog gathers posts from throughout cyberspace that explore issues of racial justice. The goal is to enhance the discussion of race online and connect bloggers working hard to…

Topics: Health, Immigration, Katrina, News Items, Politics

Esquire Magazine asks if Sen. Edwards is last, white hope—contradictions ensue

by Guest Columnist on July 25 2007, 11:01AM

Esquire asks: “can a white man still be elected president?” Does Race Matter? has recently posted a response to the latest cover of Esquire Magazine, which boldly asks, “can a white man still be elected president?” On the cover…

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Robert Novak, that’s not nice

by Guest Columnist on July 25 2007, 8:40AM

Pardon me for being a little behind but I had such a mess of reactions to this bit of news that I simply had to share it. Did y’all hear about Robert Novak’s comment on how the Democrats move to…

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The quiet death of the 5th amendment; are people of color listening?

by Guest Columnist on July 20 2007, 12:32PM

Bukola Ekundayo for RaceWire: On July 17, 2007 the Bush Administration announced the introduction of a tool to help fight the war on terror. Property can now be seized from those who “threaten stabilization efforts in Iraq”. It’s official. The…

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An (organic) apple a day, helps keep social ills at bay

by Guest Columnist on July 20 2007, 9:36AM

vcorral for RaceWire: “Going green” has become the iPod of environmental activism these days. Even Apple, the maker of the iPod, has a disclaimer saying: “all of Apple’s U.S. retail stores…take back unwanted iPods for environmentally friendly disposal free of…

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