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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chicago Violence: 10 Shot Overnight; 82 Killed or Wounded in the Last Week

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 82 people have been shot in Chicago in the past week. 10 people were shot and wounded overnight. National mainstream media outlets can no longer ignore the epidemic of violence in Chicago. What needs to be done?

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Prince Announces ‘Welcome 2 Chicago’ Residency at the United Center

Prince has just announced a multi-date residency at Chicago’s United Center.Dubbed “Welcome 2 Chicago,” the announcement follows similar residencies in Los Angeles and New York. So….who’s going?!

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New Media and the Importance of Changing Power Dynamics

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 12:28 am August 31, 2012 The power of new media never ceases to amaze me. The simple yet dynamic idea of creating a video for millions to view in the span of a week, is something that changes how we live our lives, react to world crisis, view politics, and engage with […]

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Texas Voter ID Law BLOCKED

A federal court has blocked a controversial new Texas voter ID law, asserting that “the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities. Thoughts on today’s ruling?

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Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Entertainment, Found Dead

Legendary music industry executive Chris Lightly has died. Lighty founded Violator Entertainment and handled the careers of some of Hip Hop’s biggest names. Rest in Peace, Chris.

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Lupe Fiasco: ‘Chief Keef Scares Me’

Lupe Fiasco on Chief Keef: “Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents.” What do you think of Chief Keef?

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ATL Teacher Helped Students Cheat Because They’re ‘Dumb As Hell’

A former fifth-grade teacher embroiled in Atlanta’s ongoing widespread cheating scandal allegedly admitted to helping the students cheat because they were ‘dumb as hell.”

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CNN Finally Addresses Attack on Black Camerawoman at Republican National Convention

CNN have finally reported on the racist attack on a black camerawoman at the Republican National Convention. Though the network released a brief statement regarding the incident, last night was the first time they’d addressed the incident on-air. What took them so long?

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Are We Reading Too Much into “Bitch Bad”?

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm August 29, 2012 Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” has been the topic of conversation all around the internet this week. Lauders and critics alike are leading conversations about the song which takes on the misogynistic trend in hip hop of reducing women to vulgar names and sexual objects. The rapper has […]

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Chicago Teens Share Concerns About Gun Violence in ‘Don’t Shoot, I Want To Grow Up’

A group of Chicago teens have compiled a series of letters detailing their thoughts on the riding tide of violence in their hometown. “Don’t Shoot, I Want to Grow Up” offers a vital perspective. Check it out after the jump!

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