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Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Hip Hop Needs More Goblins

Seven months ago you couldn’t tell me that Odd Future would achieve mainstream representation; I guessed that they were a group of outlaws that would manage their own channels. And here my predictions have been assassinated: while Earl is under a boarding school in Samoa, Tyler has won MTV’s Best New Artist and Frank Ocean […]

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Texas Voter ID Bill SB 14 Will Disenfranchise Student Voters

The League of Young Voters Needs Your Help! We’ve already told you about the GOP’s War On Voting. Case in point: SB 14, the Texas Voter ID Bill. The bill will disenfranchise student voters by disallowing the use of school IDs and “making it impossible  for out-of-state students to register in time for the 2012 primary […]

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Capital Punishment

By this time, I hope you’ve all heard of and joined the battle to stop the execution of Troy Davis. I don’t know where his fate will stand at the time that this is posted but I do know that I disagree with his fate resting in the hands of such a foul and uneven […]

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Is Marriage for White People?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVEDpC_6iIE When I was nine years old my stepmother told me blatantly: “don’t you bring no white women home to my house.” The statement, which was racially charged with 4 ounces of abhorrence, 2 cups of historical baggage, and a whole recipe of nuances that could rationalize or reprehend statements similar to my stepmothers. Regardless […]

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America’s Next Top Model: You’re In Our Box or You’re Out.

Last week, America’s Next Top Model brought an All Star Season of previous ANTM contenders onto the catwalk in the season premier. Ratings of ANTM having been sinking for a while now, this is clearly a pull-out-all-the-gimics twist on the series infused with all types of contradiction. Tyra persists with her usual persona, self-mocking and […]

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My Life As A Blogger

This month marks my 2year anniversary as a blogger for the Black Youth Project. When Dr. Cathy Cohen suggested that I share my thoughts with the world on this digital platform I was a little apprehensive to say the least.  I wasn’t quite sure if anyone would care to read, nor was I sure if […]

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“It’s a New Day but the Same Old Lynchings”

Despite almost a million signatures being collected on petitions to halt the execution of Troy Davis, it’s still scheduled to take place on September 21. We made the above video to encourage as many people as we could to get involved. If you need anymore convincing, please read Brenton Mock’s excellent article on Loop 21 […]

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AN EQUATION FOR DISASTER: Black Youth + Poverty – Jobs = Screwed

AN EQUATION FOR DISASTER: Black Youth + Poverty – Jobs = Screwed By Deven D. Anderson, Black Youth Vote! Deven D. Anderson is surrounded by civil rights leaders Wade Henderson (right) and Jesse Jackson as he represents black youth during a recent press conference in DC Washington, DC – It is a critical time in […]

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: Mayweather’s The New Kanye, Sweatshops In The Hood, and The REAL Rick Ross Doesn’t Like The Fake One

BYP Morning NewsFlash September 19, 2011 Everyone is still talking about that insanely bizarre Mayweather-Ortiz fight. AllHipHop.com thinks you need to stop hatin’ on Mayweather and recognize his talent as a boxer. I’ll let you make that call. But they do have a point; regardless of what everyone might think, Mayweather did nothing illegal. And […]

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Game Theory #Pause

Not that I pay that much attention to hip-hop anymore, but rapper, [The] Game (when did he drop the article?) spoke out recently about gays and hip-hop, and I noticed. And by “notice” I mean someone mentioned it to me and I bothered to Google it. Call it preparation for LGBTQ History Month. In case […]

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