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Fan Video Gets Picked Up By Lupe Fiasco

via LupeFiasco.com | February 17, 2010 One of Lupe Fiasco’s fans posted a unofficial video for his new single “I’m Beamin” and Lupe happened to see it and enjoyed it enough to post on his official website.  Hopefully this is inspiration for continuing to create and share your hobbies with the world.

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Time Out and Take a Look Around: Education Appropriation.

During my transition in to high school, two years ago, I was lucky enough to have parents willing and able to sacrifice for my education. I had a choice between attending a smaller urban school that happens to be private and going to the large public high school in the suburb I’ve grown up in. At the […]

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Would You Like Some Tea Mr. President?

There are certain things in life I just can’t explain: Jermaine Jackson’s haircut, Mike Tyson’s face tattoo, and John Mayer’s racist phallus. While I admit to not understanding every enigma, I can usually sense a farce. I wasn’t alive when Milli Vanilli’s track skipped, but let’s be honest, who didn’t see that coming? Although I […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Dear John

Dear John Mayer, Dude, wtf?  I was in New Mexico off grid for a few days; I get back home to the Chi, and every straight black girl with a blog now hates you.  I had a message in my Facebook inbox with a link to your Playboy interview, so I figured it out.  Note […]

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Weekly News Roundup

February 8, 2010 – February 14, 2010

Black leaders reflect on time at Duke Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The Herald Sun, February 15, 2010 Enrollment of black students in prestigious city schools drops 10% during Bloomberg reign Meredith Kolodner, Daily News, February 14, 2010 California students do well on AP exams Mitchell Landsberg, LA Times, February 14, 2010 Works That Testify to the Nurturing of […]

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Down for the Count

Hey folks, Insomnia combined with this sinus thing I’ve been battling for a couple of weeks has me behind this morning.  I hope to have a new post up this afternoon, k? Love, me

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NO PASSENGERS ON HER PLANE:How and why Beyonce owned the 2000′s….

Since embarking on a solo career in 2003, Beyonce has completely mastered an intoxicating mixture of R&B and Hip Hop that redefined Pop music in the 2000s, her live performances continue to stun audiences around the world, and her fierce protection of her private life from media scrutiny has allowed her to cultivate a largely blemish-less superstar status. All things considered, Beyonce is clearly the greatest and most influential female pop artist of the 2000s.

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Former Security Guard Starts His Own High School

CBS News | February 12, 2010 An alternative all-boys high school on Cleveland’s hard luck Eastside is being turned around by a former security guard. In the three years since it opened, not one kid has flunked out. Jim Axelrod reports.

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Tame Game

A short while ago I wrote about Tiger Woods’ fall from mixed-race grace. The same tumble Obama is currently taking. They are both–Barack and Tiger, two wildly popular individuals in powerful positions, in white male dominated fields–politics and golf. If only I could say the similarities ended there. In my first column about Tiger Woods […]

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ALIen Performs Live Remix of Lupe Fiasco’s “I’m Beamin”

Illroots.com | February 11, 2010 Now THIS is drumming!

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