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Monthly Archives: February 2011

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Give the Children Music: Inspiring Our Youth Through Hip Hop

Give the Children Music: Inspiring Our Youth Through Hip Hop Charles Howard, Huffington Post, February 26, 2011 During the month of February, cries of disappointment in our education system have been made by a number of Philadelphia youth. In one neighborhood, students staged a walk-out in an effort to get their voices heard over what […]

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American Workers Vs Multi-Billionaires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpSh66aEUwv Since we’ve released the video “American Workers Vs Multi-Billionaires” the response has been overwhelming! It’s seems once again we touched a nerve and spoke to the hurt of millions of working class Americans that are tired of being manipulated by Fox News and Billionaire puppeteers. What’s cool is that the AFL-CIO sent it out […]

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God’s iPod

I was going to serve up a nice little nihilistic rant to begin the week, but I’ve thought better of it.  Instead, I will provide you with a list.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a list, right? Last week, I failed to give a special birthday shout out to Nina Simone.  After posting […]

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Looking Towards An Odd Future…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78_loMbmKJ8 Welcome to the world of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) by way of 17 year old Earl Sweatshirt. You thought Chicago youth were bad, peep the hard truth of LA. This is your first day of millennial purgatory, complete with super drugs, aggressive sexuality, and lyrical violence. If you ask me, […]

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‘Woke Up Black’ Premiere This Friday

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Premieres February 25, 2011 | Purchase tickets here “Woke Up Black”, focuses on five black youth, along with their struggles and triumphs as they start their journey into adulthood. The documentary will premier on February 25, 2011 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will be broadcast on WTTW, Chicago’s public television station, in late Spring. The film […]

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Boston Club Apologizes for Discriminating Against Black Harvard Students

Boston Club Apologizes for Discriminating Against Black Harvard Students Associated Press | February 25, 2011 BOSTON — The owners of a Boston nightclub issued a public apology and agreed Friday to pay a $30,000 fine to settle allegations that it abruptly shut down an event after the annual Harvard-Yale football game because most of the […]

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Was It OK For Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey To Perform For The Qaddafi Family?

Pop stars don’t have a foreign policy. But maybe they should. Instead of partaking in some shitty, boring, all-star version of “What’s Goin On” or “We Are The World,” maybe it’s time for Pop stars to put their money where their mouths are, and reject blood money from bad people.

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Such a Painful Black Girl Reunion: Oprah and Iyanla

As a middle school student, I remember reading Iyanla Vanzant’s One Day My Soul Just Opened Up and thinking who is this black woman to write such a book about spiritual recovery that did not mention Jesus Christ as the penultimate factor in spiritual rejuvenation. Yes, back then I was a burgeoning Christian fundamentalist who […]

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New York Latest Target of Black Anti-Abortion Billboards

New York Latest Target of Black Anti-Abortion Billboards Lynette Holloway, The Root | February 24, 2011 **Update: A controversial ad that raised the ire of Planned Parenthood and the mom of the child depicted in it will be taken down, according to a statement by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s office. It’s safe to say that […]

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Waiting for union reform

There’s this unbelievable willingness to turn a blind eye to the injustices that are happening to kids every single day in our schools in the name of harmony amongst adults. -Michelle Rhee, Waiting for Superman I’m applying for work at Columbia University in the hopes of getting a free education. I’ve submitted quite a few […]

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