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I recently came across this blog discussing racism and privilege in America, in particular, how both played a part in the Trayvon Martin murder and subsequent trial of George Zimmerman. The writer, pictured above, is from the same neighborhood as Martin, has this to say about her blog and about the case: Gone Agape is a… Keep Reading

Blackness in Flux in Japan

I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the University of California – Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender with Grits and Sushi blogger and Ph.D candidate, Ms. Mitzi Uehara Carter, and scholar and Water Children blogger, Mr. Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd, M.A. The presentation, “DEPLOYMENT, BASES, AND THE US MILITARY IN MOVEMENT: 
IMAGINING JAPAN AND THE SELF THROUGH… Keep Reading

Osaka Evessa’s Lynn Washington Gets the Bounce and Scores a Drug Bust Victory

The Japan Times has reported that Osaka Evessa’s Lynn Washington has been released from custody and fully exonerated after being arrested and accused of drug smuggling. I’m glad that Washington beat the full court press, the California native has been a great American ambassador for the Basketball Japan League. As previously reported on Black Tokyo: “A very sad turn to… Keep Reading

Japanese Win National Double Dutch Competition at the Apollo Theater

Kawasaki’s Black Pierrot left Japan as participants in the National Double Dutch League’s 20th Annual Holiday Classic held at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater and returned home as champions. The New York Daily News reports: The Apollo Theater became a double dutch showplace Sunday for the National Double Dutch League’s 20th Annual Holiday Classic. Dozens of double… Keep Reading

Black Tokyo on the relationship between Asians and African Americans

Catch the conversation on the relationship between Asians and African Americans, Blasian kids, the group Hiroshima and more via Blog Talk Radio. What’s your take? Your comments are welcome! Featured guests: Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com; Jackie Penn, actor; Onica Cupido, Editor, Euphoria Luv; Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ. Listen to internet radio with SundayMorning… Keep Reading

Black Tokyo Introduces Black Water

Octave One will be performing in Tokyo on Saturday August 13th at the "Raft 3rd Anniversary party" held at the "Womb" in Shibuya. The group has released some terrific music, but I would have to say that "BlackWater" featuring Ann Saunderson is my all time favorite song. Keep Reading

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