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The Day Jay-Z Makes Laws

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm March 20, 2012 A republican who goes by Alan B. Wiliams decided to use lines from Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” recently. Something of a rapture has happened in Hip-Hop: no one can deny that any reference to an emcee’s lyrics (to inform policy) means that the realities of disadvantaged America are […]

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White Students Learn “The Streets” at the University

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm March 13, 2012 Folks in the ghetto always watch the careless: any opportunity to exploit small mistakes gets the observant ahead. The ghetto mindset transmits through an exclusive circle of students. Doctrines of this knowledge—what we call “street smarts”—may not be known by the average white person. Such may be […]

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Racism Is Nothing But Sex

By Keantre Malone 3:49 pm March 6, 2012 There are stories of Germany and Black folk: on the streets, some Germans may want to take a picture with a dark tourist. Since I haven’t been to Germany, i cant really say what conditions have influenced this  exoticism. However, I suppose that it can’t be too […]

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For Young Adults Outgrowing Their Parent’s House

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm February 28, 2012 You never really get the experience of independence until you move out of your parent’s house. When you leave that house for the last time, as a grown child, you feel the gravity of self-reliance. I recently took that walk at the conclusion of my winter break […]

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Catching 5.0 Slippin’

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm February 21, 2012 Among the many ways in which Black youth continue to be treated unlawfully, nothing proclaims that the constitution was not writen for us more than illegal search and seizures. Angered by my inability to protect my brother from the unreasonable treatment of police, I decided to do […]

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Hip Hop Lets the Mentally Excluded Speak Part 2

By Keantre Malone 1:00 pm February 14, 2012 America may have mentally excluded its children for two decades, but Generation Y has made it back to the center of public consciousness. Last week I spoke on the critical perspective of Kendrick Lamar–a partial result of the psychiatry and education partnership that eliminates children from “normal” […]

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Hip-Hop Lets The Mentally Excluded Speak Part 1

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm February 7, 2012 What happens when the school system collaborates with clinical psychology and develops another way to keep children on the outside, away from the “able”? Apparently, the impact of this cooperative has been revealed in the conversations of Hip-Hop. Two artists in particular have intrigued me as they […]

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Seeing Michael Jackson Coming

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 31, 2012 I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve always taken Michael Jackson’s optimism and musical happiness for granted. Black folks especially, at least those in my circle, praise his artful force for party R&B songs like “Shake Your Body” and “Remember the Time”. Not much has been […]

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Our Souls When The Music Stops and the Paint Dries

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 24, 2012 The deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse were two traumatic events in my life. What’s interesting however, is that I’ve never met them, let alone have even a superficial conversation with them. Yet, there’s something about the artist-fan relationship that makes us feel so connected to […]

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The Kind of N_gg_ I Like; thinking about the unparalleled linguistics of Hip-Hop

By Keantre Malone 3:00 am January 17, 2012 No matter how many times Black leaders condemn the term n#gg$r, and its derivatives, rappers continue to tote it in their songs. Much to their boldness, saying it once is not enough. This is the era postdating countless attempts to curb use of the n-word, yet a […]

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