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Allowance

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With the recent request from Nicki Minaj to speak at her Alma mater being denied I found it appropriate, but then the decision made me think why? Thinking about why, lead to me questioning the whole Hip-Hop musical landscape. Why do we make certain allowances for certain artists when others would be vilified?

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In memory of four little girls

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On this day fifty-one years ago, the world lost four promising little girls due to pure, unadulterated hatred. A bomb exploded some time before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Unfortunately such acts were commonplace given the blatant racism faced by African-Americans throughout the country, but especially in the deep […]

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The Path and Means to Police Accountability

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A lot of my pieces often deal with creating more understanding for the ‘other side’ of things. In previous pieces I have called for more empathy and understanding concerning young black males, police officers, and even murderers like Theodore Wafer. I do these pieces because empathy is my own personal ethic, I believe it has […]

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The Purge

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By: Tiara Phalon “If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?

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#YesAllBlackWomen Are Janay Rice

By: Samantha Master Trigger Warning: violence against women; misogyny One of my earliest and most vivid memories was at five or six years old. My mother and I went to a local Hampton Inn after one of my step-father’s drunken rages left her black-eyed and busted-lipped. At the check-in counter of the hotel, my mother […]

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Crime and Punishment

Yesterday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens finally decided to terminate running back Ray Rice’s contract after new video emerged of him assaulting his then-girlfriend (now wife), Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. The decision, though necessary, was probably a result of peer pressure and needing better PR around this story. After all, the Ravens’ Twitter feed […]

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Undercover Colors: Date Rape Detection Fingernail Polish

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Some gruesome statistics about rape culture in America, is that a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes. Further, 1 in every 4 college women have been sexually assaulted, 60% of rapes are never reported and 97% of rapist never go to jail for their crimes.  The statics are very alarming  and raises the question […]

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BYP100 launches ‘Unapologetically Black’ t-shirt campaign

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has launched a new campaign. The UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK t-shirt campaign will support BYP100′s work to train, mobilize and organize young Black activists across the nation.

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The Beauty of Independence

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G Unit has gotten back together with a new EP entitled The Beauty of Independence. With the album title in mind, it immediately harkened me back to a brief clip from former Roc-A-Fella records CEO Dame Dash discussing the “independent spirit.” The implications of what Dame discusses could change the Black and Latino community as […]

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What I Learned on the Ground in Ferguson, and Where Do We Go From Here

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Jasiri X speaking to a resident of North County, MO outside of Michael Brown’s funeral (Photo by Cartan X Mosley)  One of the most inspiring things that came out of my trip to Ferguson was seeing the emerging young leaders on the ground doing incredible organizing, despite facing a military force every night for almost […]

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