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April 30, 2007

I am not my hair, I am not this skin...

April 29, 2007

(Main stream) Hip Hop Needs to Wake Up!

April 24, 2007

Crackdown on the "bad" hijab...

From the BBC online:

"There is always a crackdown at the start of summer as women start wearing more skimpy clothes because of the hot weather.

In past years the pressure quickly relaxed - headscarves become perched on the back of heads, while fashionable women in affluent north Tehran wear open-toed sandals, three-quarter length trousers and short skin-hugging overcoats.

The police complain that some young women strut the streets looking like fashion models - and it is not a bad description.

But this year the crackdown seems more serious.

Iranian television has broadcast nightly programmes warning women and young men with sleeveless T-shirts and spiky hair to be more careful about their dress.

The head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Shahrudi, has warned that a severe crackdown on un-Islamic dress could have the reverse effect.

Meanwhile, an MP has asked why the police should spend so much time arresting young people and filing court cases against them instead of fighting drug addiction and poverty.

Already taxi drivers say there are fewer women on the streets and it is clear most are dressing more conservatively."

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Maid in Manhattan

April 23, 2007

Pro-Athletes and the Women Who Love Them

Discrimination against the GLBT community

Kramer is a racist...surprised?

How he reacts when he loses his temper:

He apologises:

Oh, Don Imus...just stop already!

Fox (of course) Defends Coulter - Edwards Isn't a 'Real' Man

Ann Coulter is ridiculous!

Damn the media!

Personal Message

"Nappy Headed Hoes!"

Nikki Giovanni

Are You A Man Of Your Time?

"We Are Virginia Tech"

April 9, 2007

Blackness Scale

This video makes me think...
* Measuring Blackness? So some are Blacker than others? I wonder if Barack Obama will lose votes from People of Color because some don’t think he is Black enough or has shared enough of the Black experience. What is that experience?
* I wonder why People of Color have to fight in order to be Black or Arab enough to fit in, but not Black or Arab enough so that it is distasteful…where is this happy medium that we need to fulfill?
* Is that Darrell Hammond in blackface? Hmmm…I don’t know how I feel about that…
* about degrees of measuring authentic (Black, White, etc…)–ness and why we do that?
* How is Clinton on the scale?
* this is a humorous skit…it’s ironic and kind of true, or at least the scale and how “others? view –ness.