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Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

Hollywood’s Tea Party

American hustle

By Sikivu Hutchinson Ah the splendor of black music.  What would white supremacist civilization do without it?  Homegrown, soulful, it is the forbidden spice in a thousand scenes of white folk romancing, cutting loose, getting it on and minding the empire’s business. Black dynamism has always been a wellspring for white theft.  For many people …

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Dec 17 2013

Secular Student Alliance Matching Fund Pledge

The Secular Student Alliance has generously pledged a $1500 matching grant toward the Women’s Leadership Project’s (WLP) 2014 fundraising goals. The WLP is a feminist humanist mentoring, leadership and social justice advocacy program for young women of color in South Los Angeles high schools. For the past several years, the WLP has successfully “pipelined” first …

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Dec 17 2013

Exposing Your Non-Belief & Why the Decision Can Be Paralyzing

POCBF

On Sunday, December 15th, The People of Color Beyond Faith network will host a Google Hangouts discussion on coming out as a non-believer of color with a diverse panel of African descent atheists. The discussion will be moderated by Donald Wright, founder of Houston Black Non-Believers: Panelists: Donald Barbera: Don Barbera has been in the …

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Dec 09 2013

The Souls of Black Boys

Young male scholars

By Sikivu Hutchinson “No one ever discussed Trayvon Martin with us in class,” said Sydney, an introspective 9th grader, wistfully. Sydney is a participant in my Young Male Scholars pilot at Gardena High School in South Los Angeles. He and a dozen other 9th and 10th graders are having a spirited discussion about the impact …

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Dec 07 2013

Resisting the white washing of Mandela

young Mandela

by Frederick Sparks As with Martin Luther King, Jr., we see in the remembrances and tributes to Nelson Mandela a certain oversimplification, appropriation, and white washing of not only the complexity of his political history but of his comprehensive social justice philosophy. Former senator and failed Republican presidential candidate compared his party’s fight against Obamacare to …

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