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University of Alabama finally approves racial integration of sororities and fraternities April 22, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 10:50 am

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After some highly publicized foot-dragging , the University of Alabama finally voted to authorize the integration of their fraternities and sororities.

Discrimination within the school’s Greek system has been exposed in the past year and has been attributed to a secret society on campus known as “The Machine,” according to the Huffington Post.

The Machine was blamed for torpedoing another recent effort to allow integration of Greek life at the university.

While segregation was never an official school policy it was widespread and considered something of an unspoken rule. This vote now gives teeth to efforts to prevent all-white sororities and fraternities at the school.

“I believe the resolution passed tonight is a great solution,” Student Government Association president Hamilton  Bloom said in the statement. “My administration and I are dedicated to seeing and encouraging results in the integration of both fraternities and sororities, and I believe the resolution…

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Yes, A Woman Is ‘Giving Birth’ To A Painting In This Very NSFW Video April 20, 2014

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Yes, A Woman Is 'Giving Birth' To A Painting In This Very NSFW Video.


B. Scott ‘disheartened’ after losing discrimination lawsuit against BET April 18, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 4:32 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

B. Scott , the transgender social media star, lost his long-time battle with BET this week when a judge threw out his lawsuit against the cable network for discrimination.

Scott had alleged that the network tried to censor his appearance when he was hosting red carpet coverage for their 2013 BET Awards last June.

“It’s not just about the fact that BET forced me to pull my hair back, asked me to take off my makeup, made me change my clothes and prevented me from wearing a heel,” Scott wrote on his website the day after the show.“It’s more so that from the mentality and environment created by BET made me feel less than and that something was wrong with who I am as a person.” Scott’s campaign against the channel has galvanized supporters of transgender rights and only raised his profile more.

Scott launched a high-profile lawsuit against the…

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This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours? April 17, 2014

This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours?.


This was a little scary. There are 44 in NJ, and apparently I have a neo-nazi group in my city



‘Noah’ co-screenwriter defends lack of blacks in Biblical film April 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 4:02 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

The hit melodrama Noah has been subject to widespread criticism for its departures from Biblical text but also for its lack of racial diversity.

Recently, Ari Handel, a co-screenwriter of the film addressed the latter complaint about the Darren Aronofsky film.

“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise,” Handel told website The High Calling.

“You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, “Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.” Looking at this story through that kind of lens is…

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Love & Hip-Hop’s Mimi Faust ‘sex tape’: The Kim Kardashian Model doesn’t work for black women April 14, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:15 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

Sometimes, I wonder why people don’t want to win at life, business and their pursuit of happiness.

Today, TMZ announced that a sex tape starring Mimi Faust of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta infamy would be released by Vivid Entertainment. It stars Mimi and her boyfriend, Nikko Smith, who resembles the sloth from Ice Age – but that’s neither here nor there. I’m just petty so I had to point it out. Seriously, they’re twins.

There’s already a few  screenshots of the tape floating around the Interwebs, and there’s even a Vine video of the action (because people move fast).

I am shaking my head because I wonder how we got here. Nobody’s supposed to be here. Shout-out to Deborah Cox for the foresight.

Mimi is already known for the being Chairman of the Board of Team Bad Decisions Corp. because of her volatile relationship with the father of…

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Oakland teen’s 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT score lands him acceptance from multiple Ivy Leagues April 8, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 2:58 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

When most people see 17-year-old Akintunde Ahmad, they find it hard to believe he has earned a 5.0 GPA, a 2100 SAT score and acceptance into almost every Ivy League school in the nation.

This is because Ahmad, who describes himself as a “street dude,” admits that he is often judged by his 6-foot-1 frame and waist-long dreads. In fact, the Oakland teen has been underestimated by his peers to the point where only cellphone images of his grades and test scores provide the most viable proof.

According to ABC, Ahmad — who attends Oakland Tech High in northern California — has been accepted into a number of prestigious schools including Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, the University of Southern California, UCLA and Howard, among others.

Aside from his exceptional academic record, Ahmad also plays three instruments and is a star athlete on his school’s baseball team. So much so, that he has even been approached by Yale about…

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Samuel L. Jackson performs ‘Boy Meets World’ poetry slam on ‘Tonight Show’ April 3, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 2:08 am

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson created yet another viral moment on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon this week.

The Captain America star performed an impromptu poetry slam about the hit ’90s ABC series Boy Meets World.

The way Jackson intones the name “Topanga” while The Roots house band plays jazzy basslines is a comedy classic.

Is is totally random? Yes. But also it’s totally hilarious.

Check out the clip above and let us know what you think.

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Flavorwire Interview: Max Brooks on the Secret WWI History of ‘The Harlem Hellfighters’ April 1, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:33 pm

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The 369th Infantry Regiment should be a legend: known as the Harlem Hellfighters, they saw action in World War I and never lost a a trench, a man through capture, or a foot of ground to the enemy. An all-black regiment, the Hellfighters were extraordinary soldiers in a bigoted time — sent to train in South Carolina with broomsticks, relegated to menial labor overseas, embedded with the French Army because the US wouldn’t let them fight side by side with white soldiers. The Hellfighters didn’t give up, volunteered for the most dangerous assignments, and left an incredible record on the battlefield, only to return home to a still-racist America.

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British woman with HIV: ‘I didn’t know a white person had ever got it’ March 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 1:13 am

Originally posted on theGrio:

A British HIV-infected woman’s startling ignorance about her illness has stunned viewers of a talk-show clip that has since gone viral.

Rachel Dilley, 48, says she contracted HIV at age 40 from a sexual fling and admitted during an appearance on the UK’s ITV This Morning talk show that she “didn’t know anything about HIV” and “thought you got it in Africa.”

”I didn’t know a white person had ever got it,” said Dilley.

“I knew nothing about HIV or AIDs and everything I read on the Internet terrified me. When I told my children, they were devastated. My daughter was so affected she couldn’t speak and my younger son said: ‘Are you going to die?’ I couldn’t have felt more ashamed because I had no one to blame but myself.”

Click here to read more about Dilley’s remarks.

Do you think a lot of people share her bigoted views about…

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