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Monthly Archives: December 2011

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The Craziest Hip-Hop Collabo of 2011

As if The Game, Tyler the Creator and Lil Wayne thrown on one track didn’t shock everybody in the Hip-Hop world, their celebrity-slaying track surpassed its initial thrill. 2011 was definitely a year for West Coast Hip-Hop as Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, OFWGKTADGAF—Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Don’t Give A F#ck—and Snoop all […]

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No Photo ID = No Democracy

In the 2008 Presidential election the black youth (age 18-24) voter turnout rate was 55%; an 8% increase from the 2004 Presidential elections and the highest increase among any demographic. While these numbers are heartening, the political voices of young black people across the United States are being imminently threatened. The new photo-identification laws passed […]

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Is Rihanna Getting Back Together with Chris Brown?!

There’s been rumors than Rihanna has reconciled with Chris Brown for a while now. But the evidence is starting to mount. Is she really getting back together with him? Read more after the jump!

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A Powerful Testimonial: ‘Young, Black and Frisked by the NYPD’

“Young, Black and Frisked by the NYPD” is a powerful testimonial from 23 year-old Nicholas Peart, a NYC-based college student who has been “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD at least five times. His story is both horrifying and familiar. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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I want to be a Jello-Like Feminist

When I grow, I have decided that I want to be jello feminist someone who has both form and amenability. I want to be able to say, with bottomless conviction, that patriarchy must be dismantled immediately. However, within the same breath respect my grandmother’s belief that black men must be the head of the house […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Season

The NBA opened on Christmas after a two month long delay due to the lockout. The start of a new season is always wrought with excitement and hope (just give me one more good season, KG). In the two nights of NBA basketball since the season started, a few things have caught my eye.

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A Look at Why Interracial Relationships are Expected to be Between Black Men and White Women

This week I was talking with another bi-racial woman about our backgrounds. When I explained that my mom is black but has some French and Cherokee roots as well, she stopped me and asked, “Oh, your mom is black?” At that point in the conversation it was already established that we were both of one […]

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The New Media Revolution Within a Queer-Subculture: Part 2- BGC (bgclive.com) & When “Hook-Up” Sites Have the Potential for Community Organizing

It is no secret. The Internet and new media have single-handedly shifted the way we live our lives. This revolutionized form of media has changed politics, social life and international relations. What I want to examine is a how new media impacts the queer community of color. What does new media mean for those who […]

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Happy Holidays 2011 to Emmett Till From the Cotton Rebel Era

In the midst of my mindless consumption yesterday, I found the infamous Emmett Till on a clothing rack! Leaders 1354, Chicago’s local boutique that serves Hip-Hop hipsters, was selling the last of its Enstrumental feature. Ensturmental produced a shirt called, “The Revenge of Emmett Till”, this season, that definitely aroused a revolutionary spirit in me. It […]

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Black Youth & Role Models

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Thinking about the words of my elders always does either one of two things: inspire me to be active or cause me to question their perception of my generation. Some elders have a way of conveying their wisdom in simple messages and illusory anecdotes that hold a greater understanding of life. Sometimes though, it seems that […]

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