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The Afropolitan Today — Commentary

Lebron King Kong

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

When I first saw the new cover of Vogue with Lebron James and Gisele Bunndchen, it took me about 1.5 seconds to think it was offensive, then I realized that I thought it was offensive and tried to figure out why. Then when I couldn't put my finger on it (other than theres a big scary looking black man, mouth agape, grabbing a fragile looking bloned white woman reinforcing centuries-old fears of black men) I tried to convince myself that it really wasn't offensive.  Then I saw this on the satire page on Huffington Post:          ...

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Thanks! ~The Management

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Just want to take a brief moment to say....THANKS! I've had a nice up tick in readership and subscribers. I appreciate you taking a little time out and visiting my little plot on the World Wide Web. to infinity and beyond ~Beve

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Haiti

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

Its stories like these that make me seriously seriously question our collective humanity. Like my other post, the poorest in Haiti eat dirt, while there is tons of food sitting en route, rotting and being devoured by beetles and cockroaches.  They should rush the airport and take the food. I mean what else is there to do? Haiti is a tiny island. It does not have the same logistical nightmare as trying to feed America, Russia or China, its an island.  Yet, the government is still red taped? "Jean-Paul Michaud, a Canadian, said he sailed to the capital of Port-au-Prince...

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Blackness: A quick and dirty primer

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

John McWhorter takes on the sticky issue of whether some people are blacker than others. read more | digg story

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The Black Comedy Experiment Festival

Posted by Beverly Lwenya on

This is cool. Some of my favorite comedians (who happen to be black), have put together a collective called The Black Comedy Experiment. They will be showcasing their talent in New York during the 3 Day Festival from Feb 28th - March 1st. Those of you in Brooklyn, New York should go and check them out. If any of the other performers are as funny as Jordan Carlos (who was considered to play Obama on Saturday Night Live) and Baron Vaughn, you'll be in stitches. Wish I could make it...   The same people are also involved in an ongoing...

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