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Monthly Archives: November 2011

BYP WakeUpCall

VIDEO: DMX “Slippin’”


THIS IS YOUR BYP WAKE-UP CALL! Check out DMX’s classic music video for “Slippin’,” from 1998′s Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood, below. People love to laugh and make light of X’s long, hard fall from grace; “Slippin’” is just one of the many reasons why it’s not funny. DMX gave a voice […]

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The Deserving Poor, Welfare and American Dreams

Throughout the historical landscape of the United States a dream has been engrained in a pseudo-American identity. Some call this the American dream; others might refer to it as the American fallacy. Unfortunately, people who experience poverty in the United States very rarely have the opportunity to call this dream a reality. The trajectory of […]

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What “Do” do We do?

Standing in line at Potbelly’s deli, I hear “Excuse me, but.. I was just wondering what you do to your hair?” About sixteen inches of curly, usually frizzy, untamed, natural madness and somehow women ask me this a few times every week. Sometimes her hair looks just like mine, sometimes it’s heavily processed and looks […]

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Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Has 6-6-6 Written All Over It

The number of Beast is a term in the Book of Revelation, of the New Testament, that is associated with the first Beast of Revelation chapter 13, the Beast of the sea. In most manuscripts of the New Testament and in English translations of the Bible, the number of the Beast is 666. Those who […]

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How Can I Lead A Generation?


We hear it everyday, “Somebody should do something about…” or “this generation needs a good leader”. I have found that in my generation there is hope for such remarks. Many of my peers are not only in agreement but actively pursuing leadership in different ways from leading marches for a trauma center on the south side […]

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Harlem Activists: The Occupy Movement Is NOT Just A “White Thing”


Check out this fascinating article about Occupy Harlem, and why the Occupy movement ain’t just a “white thing.” There are definitely prominent Black voices in the movement. Activists and scholars like Angela Davis and Cornell West have been major supporters of the movement since practically day one; Dr. West was even  arrested on October 21st […]

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BYP WakeUpCall

VIDEO: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” LIVE


Check out this phenomenal performance from Jill Scott. While the details of the video are a bit unclear,my guess is that this is from the Soul Train Awards in 2001. Jilly gives a haunting rendition of her hit “He Loves Me.”

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