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The Divided States of Play

Man, we love our guns–and why shouldn’t we?  We have a right to love our guns up like new puppies.  Guns are everywhere in our culture, and since we want our kids to grow up with the full American experience, we love guns for kids.  We even love kids with guns!  Unless they’re black…then, no […]

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smntks Says

Five Sips of Lemonade

The power of the best artists lay not only in their ability to show you the now but their skill and imagination to show us what’s next. There can be no doubt that Lemonade shows us a more sophisticated and woke Beyonce.

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Is This the New Black?

Guinness is  redefining the way we see Africans with it’s new Made of  Black Campaign.  They’ve enlisted artist from across the continent to contribute to this extended campaign.  Take a look and let us know what you think–is this a new black? Check it out and hit up the comments!  

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Potential Over Pity

If you think that Africa is a wild land of pirates and tyrants, take a look at this: Mama Hope’s motto is,”Stop the Pity. Unlock the Potential”–we couldn’t have said it better.  Consider yourself schooled!

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Is It Racist?

GOOOAAAL: Respect!!!!

World Cup play has been nothing less than thrilling, with enough drama to fill  Bravo’s TV summer line up.  There’s been overly dramatic falls and equally dramatic play, not to mention a little zombie bite between friends. What is also on display, as it has been so often in sports this year, is gross racism.   […]

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Is It Racist?

A Nation of Cubans?

Mark Cuban, outspoken Mavericks owner,  has waded into the shark-infested water that is the Donald Sterling situation with comments he made recently at Inc Magazine’s GrowCo conference this week in Nashville.  Take a quick listen to his comments below: Cue the media firestorm!  Owner makes racist remarks!  Less than a day later, Cuban has tweeted […]

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