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Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (24)

Dorm Room Diaries: Oversexualized!

Pet peeves and chaos! Twyla strikes again. This week, she disses her roommate, talks about the oversexualization of women in ads, and gives us some homework to do! It ain't easy being a feminist at an HBCU. You'd better sit back, relax, and check out what she has to say about all that in the video below:

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Added by Twyla on February 26, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Antidote For Ignorance: Can a Brotha Spare Some Change?

Matters not if you are a Whig, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Dontgiveadamnican, the Bush years were tough for a lot of folks. By the time 2008 rolled around we had been dealt a hand trumped with economic and social despair.

Just when Bush seemed to be down to the cardboard spool sitting there with his drawz around his ankles here comes a ray of hope in the form of a barely known fella out of Chicago with a fresh new roll of toilet paper…


Added by Antidote for Ignorance on February 25, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Strip Tease: Prince


Creator of (th)ink, the Knight Life &

The K Chronicles: 2008 Glyph Award Winner for Best Comic Strip

2010 Little Vics/Mega-Mix Calendar available now at…


Added by Strip Tease on February 24, 2010 at 1:30am — 10 Comments

A Nation Of Mistfits: The Beatnigs

The parallel evolution of punk and hip-hop throughout the late 80's sometimes seems like the sort of thing that could only have been imagined by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (I'm looking at you Rome planet, Gangster planet, and Nazi planet...).

Both started as a reaction to social and political frustration and as an… Continue

Added by A Nation of Misfits on February 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi....?

French people simply have more fun with their safe sex advertisements in which they favor a 250:1 Vagina to Penis doodle ratio. Pass those Freedom Fries my way would ya?…


Added by AFROPUNK on February 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Dorm Room Diaries, WTF President Chinchilla?!?

In this edition of Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd, Twyla dishes on newly elected president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, and gives some stats on current payroll payments based on race and gender.


Added by Twyla on February 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Making History, Shani Davis Collects Second Gold in Winter Olympics

Feb. 18, 2010- Putting race aside, on Wednesday, 27-year-old Shanie Davis won the 1,000- meter men's speed skating event- becoming the first man to win back-to-back 1,000- meter Olympic speed skating gold medals. His 6'2 frame towered the typically shorter speed skaters as he sped to the finish line during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, crossing the finish line in 1 minute and 8.94…


Added by T.O.B.E. on February 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Tucker Carlson Says Going To College Makes You Educated...

TROUBLE WITH SCHOOLS. THE SHAPING OF THE AMERICAN MIND - Study Confirms That Colleges Are Turning Kids Into Homo-Loving, Liberal Elites!

Oh the hair.…

Added by AFROPUNK on February 18, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Ban...jos That We Fuck With, The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Hailing from North Carolina and Arizona the Carolina Chocolate Drops bring something truly new out of the old on their fifth studio album, Genuine Negro Jig.

It was November 2005 when the three of them (…


Added by AFROPUNK on February 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Ask A White Girl About Exploitation..and John Mayer.

Question from Blubber Butt ...."Black women always say that we are exploited sexually, but when I look at t.v., I see just as much white exploitation as black exploitation. Do white women feel exploited by the media as sexual beings and is this more of a female problem than a race problem?… Continue

Added by Ask A White Girl on February 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

Dorm Room Diaries: What's a Womanist?

In this episode of Dorm Room Diaries, Twyla introduces her new video blog and says hello to Afro-punk. "Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd" will show you what happens when you're a die-hard feminist who practices your own religion at a private historically black college. First episode after the jump:

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Added by Twyla on February 12, 2010 at 4:00pm — 15 Comments

"My Dirty Laundry" with Dorian - Coming Soon!

Sex. A subject that is often thought about, rarely talked about, and can lead a sane person to do some "not so sane" things. So why is it that most people feel threatened to discuss sex in an open forum? And just because someone enjoys a good session in the sheets, does that automatically make them promiscuous? In "My Dirty Laundry," featured blogger, Dorian, will air out her sex stories and discuss her trials and tribulations in the dating world as a black punk burlesque… Continue

Added by My Dirty Laundry on February 12, 2010 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

Antidote For Ignorance: Somebody’s Gonna Tell

So…’s not that gays and lesbians can’t serve in the military. It’s just that the gay sniper standing in the chow line can’t discuss how much he misses his boyfriend or partner back home.

Instead of a half naked picture of Halle Berry in his bunk he might arouse suspicion with a half naked picture of Brad Pitt.

Basically as it stands right now, in the government policy, (Don’t Ask Don’t… Continue

Added by Antidote for Ignorance on February 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

T.O.B.E.: Jackson Mubiru - The Other Black Experience

Jackson Mubiru built the first skate park in Uganda, which is the only skate park in East Africa. He also created the blog Uganda Skateboard Union. "Skateboarding may be commonplace in the United States or Europe but remains very rare in East Africa. "The first time I saw someone on a skateboard was on TV", remembers Mr. Mubiru. "At the beginning we were only four or five guys, but it is steadily… Continue

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

A Nation Of Mistfits: Crass

To start off any new column on punk rock, it makes sense to go back to the beginning; to the halcyon days of 1977. A magical time, totally unlike our own, when a miserable international economy was forcing many to choose between unemployment, poverty, and boredom, or underemployment in industrial centers and a life of endless toil.

In the music scene, bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink…

Added by A Nation of Misfits on February 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

"T.O.B.E. - The Other Black Experience" with Afro-Punk

Mainstream media would make us think that being Black means being a pimp or a ho. Well obviously we're not having that! Here we'll be showcasing outstanding Black individuals, their achievements, their lifestyle and more. People who do cool stuff for their community, people who succeed where they're not expected to, people who break boundaries, you name… Continue

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 4, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Euzhan Palcy - The Other Black Experience

First Black woman to direct a feature film for a major Hollywood studio.

Euzhan Palcy is an award-winning film director from Martinique whose movies often deal with resistance to oppression. She believes that filmmakers have a responsibilty. "We can show people a situation - shed light on it without preaching".

Palcy moved to Paris in 1975 to study literature and cinema. To convince investors to finance her first full-length movie, she had to showcase her talents…

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Shani Davis - The Other Black Experience

First African-American Olympic Speedskater

Shani Davis was born on Friday, August 13, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his mother, on the south side, he started roller-skating at local rinks at age two. Shani joined the Evanston Speedskating Club at age six and within two months started competing locally. By age 8, he was winning regional competitions.

Davis earned spots on both the long track and short track teams at the 1999 junior world championship,…

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

"Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd" with Twyla Cummings - Coming Soon!

College is a time for people to discover their individuality and purpose in life, all while trying to make friends, dates, and decent grades. So what happens when you're a die-hard feminist who practices your own religion at a private historically black college? Who knows, but featured blogger, Twyla Cummings, will reveal her take on college life while staying true to her no bull-shit approach on female empowerment.

*In "Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd," Twyla will…

Added by Twyla on February 1, 2010 at 7:38pm — 4 Comments

"Antidote for Ignorance" with Benjamin Adams - Coming Soon!

If the word "politics" sends a looming chill of boredom and contemplative depression, you're not alone. Many people fear looking like a terrorist, so they don't admit to not fully grasping American policies or the under workings of the judicial system. Instead, when a policy conversation arises, most people understand about 15 percent of what's really going on and for the other 85 percent -- put on the look of concern meets constipation face to appear really moved by the… Continue

Added by Antidote for Ignorance on February 1, 2010 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

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