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The Registry Blog is our commentary or opinions on African American heritage, history or culture. It is informative, challenging to some and fun to read and engaging.

Wed, 05.29.2013

Coming Out, by J. Marcus

Well, it finally happened. A gay man came out as a basketball player. Wait, I’m sorry, a basketball player came out as a gay man. Amidst the growing climate change that is the Civil Rights Movement’s current struggle, Equality for Gays, Jason Collins’ coming out literally helped the conversation move from behind closed doors out […]

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Thu, 05.02.2013

The Reminder, by J. Marcus

I recently inherited some R&R, and decided that now was
 a good time to refresh my Civil War knowledge. This wasn’t something I
 necessarily planned, it all just, came about. I had been going through Netflix
 in search of titles that would fill up my ‘Instant Queue’ when “Ken Burns: The
 Civil War” caught my […]

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Tue, 02.12.2013

The slave in the corner (the elephant in the room), by J. Marcus

What makes The United States of America just as hypocritical in the 21st century, as we were in the 20th and 19th? On one side, we talk about progressing towards a better future: more efficient fuel sources, a safe environment, better opportunities to improve economic standing, and maintaining a healthy life so that we may […]

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Thu, 04.15.2010

What happened to the successes of the Million Man March?

*The Million Man March was a mass gathering held in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995. Under the leadership of Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan, black men from across the United States converged on Washington in an effort to… “convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black male” and to unite […]

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Mowing this three acres with a tractor, a man notices something ahead-a mannequin- he thinks someone threw it from a car. Closer he sees it is the body of... ON TURNING UP OF UNIDENTIFIED BLACK FEMALE CORPSES by Toi Derricotte.
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