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Multicultural Parenting in the Trump Era

It is official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Given his highly divisive campaign and approach to politics, this fact has many American minorities wringing their hands in worry. However we need to keep things in perspective. While Mr. Trump may have been a star in reality TV, that does…

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The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really…

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That Pesky ‘N-Word’

McKeesport made national news this week when a Snapchat photo sent by a McKeesport police officer went viral on the internet; and not for a good reason. The offending office took a selfie in her police uniform and included the caption “I’m the law today nigga”. Here, see for yourself: Given the current state of…

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What Makes Us Black?

So the name on the tip of the media’s tongue currently is Colin Kaepernick; a man who I really had no idea existed until he protested the national anthem. While reading one of the many articles regarding his protest, I saw that someone left the comment “I didn’t know that he was Black”. My off-the-cuff…

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Ellen’s Innocuous Racism

After Usain Bolt won his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an iconic photo of the track & field superstar surfaced and the meme games began. Ellen (DeGeneres) jumped on the bandwagon and photoshopped a picture of herself on Usain’s back along with the comment “This is how I’m running errands from…

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Muhammad Ali – the G.O.A.T., For This Generation Only

Yesterday was Muhammad Ali’s funeral. He passed away on Shabbat, so I had time to privately deal with the news. 2016 has been a devastating year in terms of deaths of iconic figures. However Muhammad’s death was different. He had been ailing for quite a few years and it’s like the Creator has finally decided…

The Black Panthers and the K.K.K. – Are They Comparable?

Ever since Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, there’s been a lot of talk online regarding how offensive it was that she chose to embrace Black Panther imagery. To many people, the Black Panthers are no better than the Klu Klux Klan. However it quickly became apparent to me that many of these people are…

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Long Live Black Entertainment

So I finally set some time aside to see NBC’s The Wiz – Live. It was fabulous too! But I must admit, it wasn’t just the show itself; although I think they did a respectable enough job with the production. A big part of it was the quality and timelessness of The Wiz itself. The…