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The Establishment's Blog – December 2010 Archive (6)

Coming out of the closet for the holidays

In the holiday season, there are halls to be decked, presents to be bought (or made), carols to be sung and family to be dealt with. For many of us, it is that yearly trek that updates us on family and for some of us, reminds us why we don’t often stay in touch for the rest of the year. It could be the teen niece wants to dress like Nicki Minaj and throws a tantrum if you tell her to turn down her Usher. The deadbeat cousin that can always think of some get-rich-quick scam – I… Continue

Added by The Establishment on December 27, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Not all Muslim Punks Approve with Film About Taqwacores

Remember that film that was released recently about the Muslim punks called The Taqwacores (originally a book depicting a fictitious Islamic punk rock scene)?  Apparently, not all Muslims in the…

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Added by The Establishment on December 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Biggest Prison Protest In History Underway In Georgia

The biggest prison protest in history is currently underway In Georgia where thousands of inmates are on strike from working. On Thursday morning, December 9, 2010, Georgia prisoners refused to work, stopped all other activities and locked down in their cells in a peaceful protest for their human rights.…

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Added by The Establishment on December 15, 2010 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

I'm a Black Pagan, Would You Date Me?

Being Black and Pagan is already difficult, but to be Black, Pagan and wanting to date? That’s a multiplex issue in itself. The problems for Black Pagans that want to date stem from mostly religious and fairly racial grounds. Many people are still fairly ignorant about Paganism, witchcraft and Wicca and will…

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Added by The Establishment on December 10, 2010 at 5:25pm — 9 Comments

Are HBCU’s Adding To Black America’s Economic Crisis?



This week, collegemeasure.org released data alerting that graduates of public and private colleges in the U.S of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are more likely to default

on student loans than any other race. According to their data, 42 percent of the 116… Continue

Added by The Establishment on December 8, 2010 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

If it bleeds, it leads...isn't that right?



We're all guilty of it. There is something in us that wants to pass along negative news that will illicit a response from our friends. Many people in the Afro-punk community voice that they are tired of the tainted stigma people of color seem to be casted with, but sometimes, do you feel as though we slip into the trap of guilty pleasures as well (sending the… Continue

Added by The Establishment on December 3, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

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