Animated Tattoo

  Today we’re gonna keep it short and sweet. First we’ll take a look at the world’s first animated tattoo and hope that it’s not some viral marketing scam, then we’ll bid so long to the Atlantis Space Shuttle which was launched into orbit for the last time about an hour ago. Enjoy! What: World’s […]

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 10 years before I was born. As an elementary, middle and high school student, I learned about him once a year through plays, books, lectures and his ever-quoted ‘I Have a Dream’ speech delivered on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington. However, like many of […]

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Today, January 12, marks the one year anniversary of the deadly 7.0 earthquake that brought destruction to Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Hundreds of thousands left dead. Over 1.5 million still homeless. Billions of dollars were pledged and raised from across the globe to aid in the recovery. However, what happened to the […]

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  It was only a matter of time. Some of us are still in a state of shock but many of us expected something like this to happen sooner or later. With all the hateful rhetoric that is being spewed via television networks, radio shows, protests and marches, the gruesome shooting in Tucson, Arizona sends […]

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According to its founder, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Dr. Karenga started Kwanzaa in the midst of the Black Liberation Movement in 1960s. It has since been celebrated every year from December 26 – January 1. The name Kwanzaa is said to be […]

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  I may be called the “Blogger Who Stole Christmas” for writing this one.   As a Muslim I do not observe Christmas especially after being taught that December 25 is not the true birthday of Jesus. But millions still believe it and others who know it is not true still celebrate it. I don’t […]

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Have you ever gone through a down moment in your life? Sure you have. We all do at some point and time. It’s not whether you get knocked down but rather if you choose to get back up. We all have that choice but some of us choose to stay down. We throw in the towel. […]

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Chief Metacomet (Note: This is an article by Alan Muhammad of the Nation of Islam) One of the most cherished American holidays is Thanksgiving, a day that Abraham Lincoln officially declared in 1863, in praise of ‘our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.’ In the early 1900s, Gimbels and Macys saw dollar signs and […]

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On Saturday, November 13, 2010, I will be “homeless” in Houston for one night along with thousands across the city. November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month and the week before Thanksgiving (November 14-20) has been officially declared National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities […]

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    Let me be very candid and straight to the point.   This is not a post-racial America.   This broken system of America is a joke to the fullest and could care less about giving justice to the Black people within its borders.   We were brought to these shores to be made […]

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Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Grammy Award winning producer No I.D. have gotten together to share one mic on a collborative effort inspired by Season 3 of Gatorade’s REPLAY that takes place in their hometown: Chicago. The award-winning, original program, REPLAY, created by Gatorade. REPLAY stages re-matches of classic games between some of the […]

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  I am honestly trying to wrap my mind around why bullying leading to suicides has become the “in thing” since children have been bullying one another for decades.                                   Unemotionally and humbly I can’t help but ask is […]