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by / on June 5, 2013 at 9:36 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Society, Uncategorized

George W. Bush: Bobbled, Busted and Convicted of War Crimes

Did you know that George W. Bush, even as he was preparing to hawk the opening of his Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas, was convicted of war crimes? Just a month after his conviction, ribbon cutting ceremonies opened his Presidential Center. There is beauty – architectural with “Freedom Hall,” a 20-foot tall, 360-degree HD video wall, and natural with a […]

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by / on February 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Psychology

Triple Consciousness and the Black Woman

W.E.B Du Bois was a brilliant man. He was an important contributing factor to the new social science named sociology and one of the greatest writers of the African American experience. He introduced the concept of “Double Consciousness”, the way that African Americans viewed themselves, individually and as a group, through the eyes of the society they live in. “It […]

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by / on January 5, 2013 at 10:55 am / in Body, Culture, Editorials, Education, Gender, Relationships, Religion, Society

Female Circumcision: Man Myths and Mutilation

The word circumcise is defined as ‘the cutting off of the prepuce or clitoris’.  This age-old practice of mutilating the genitals was originally thought to be a religious rite, but nothing could be further from the truth. The history of both male and female circumcision can be traced as far back as the early 1800’s. As myths and scant documentation […]

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by / on September 11, 2012 at 8:34 am / in Country, Current Events, Media, Old News

In memory of September 12th, 2001

I will always remember the events of 9-11 and the decade that has followed. But I mourn far more the loss of what we as Americans shared on 9-12 2001

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by / on April 27, 2012 at 1:11 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials

Joseph Brant – An Unknown American Hero

From his words, Mr. Brant obviously felt that although the Indians were not rich with material wealth, they were happier than Whites because they were not consumed with the greed that comes with money.

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by / on March 15, 2012 at 11:55 am / in Culture, Miscellaneous, Prejudice

Great Ancient African Civilizations

There have been many misconceptions about the lives of Africans before the advent of European and American colonization. According to some historians, Africans were nothing more than savages whose only contributions to the world were farming and slaves. However, this is not true. The history of ancient Africa is just as interesting, complex, and sophisticated as any other ancient civilization, […]

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by / on November 11, 2011 at 10:35 am / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Religion

U Mad? America’s Obsession with Being Miserable

“Misery Loves Company” is an old American idiom that has sadly become true considering the enormous amount of vitriol, malice and ignorance that is running amok in American political and cultural discourse these days. From politicians to radio shock jocks to ordinary folks, people have no problem with expressing their disdain for their fellow countrymen in mean-spirited, shallow ways and […]

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by / on August 24, 2011 at 11:20 am / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Prejudice

The Social Construction of Race in Western Society

In the age of the First Black President of America, racial rhetoric and hatred is running rampant on the Internet and spewed out of the mouths of politicians for political gain. However, what most people do not realize is that race is a socially constructed ideology. Race and subsequent racism was created by White Europeans and Americans in order to […]

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by / on March 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm / in Country, Editorials, Psychology, Sexuality, Society, Spirituality, Uncategorized

If I was White, Female and Privileged for One Day

By: Ms. Henry First of all, before I write this essay, I would like to state that I love being a black woman.  I love the beautiful brownness of my skin, my hair which is a crown that has anointed me Queen of my universe, my full lips, slanted eyes, and the strength of my ancestors who have dealt with […]

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by / on March 21, 2011 at 10:15 am / in Ray's Boom Boom Room

Ray’s Boom Boom Room – Vol. 2: Japan; Adrian Peterson; Anthony Robles; Nate Dogg

Ray’s Boom Boom Room   By Ray Rife – raysbbr@gmail.com   Welcome to Ray’s “Boom-Boom” Room. I live in the beautiful city of Atlanta and the weather was fantastic for most of the week. Once the weekend came, it was almost sinful. Spring is in the air. The dreaded pollen clouds are starting to collect in the air (allergies didn’t […]

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