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Officer Jason Flanery Killed 18 Year Old VonDerrit Myers Jr. Shooting Him 6 Times From Behind

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St Louis Police Officer Jason Flanery (Photo from his Instagram) Lawyers for the family of 18 year old VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was shot and killed by an off duty St Louis police officer, decided to release the officer’s name to the public. Now we know it was Jason Flanery who shot at VonDerrit 17 times, […]

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CAN RAPPING HARD BARS LAND YOU BEHIND THEM?

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Can an ambiguous California law created in 2000 turn rap lyrics into evidence for conviction? Recently an African American rapper and Southern California resident is currently behind bars awaiting trial. The rapper in question, Brandon Duncan a.k.a. Tiny Doo, is facing life in prison not for rape, drug trafficking, or murder, but for the lyrical […]

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Stakes Is High: Just Being a Conscious Rapper is Not Enough

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1Hood artists, Idasa Tariq, Tyhir Frost, Blak Rapp Madusa, L U C, Jordan Montgomery, Haze the Kid, and Jasiri X after a performance at Slippery Rock University Last Saturday I was in Boston for a summit on social innovation at Harvard University. But, before I left I stopped by Dudley Library in Roxbury to do a workshop on Hip-Hop, Media, […]

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Time Is ILLMATIC

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Recently I attended a Q and A and screening session for Time Is ILLMATIC at The City College of New York, which is the documentary chronicling the events that lead up to Nasir Jones A.K.A. Nas’s first album Illmatic from Director One9 and Writer Erik Parker. The feature length documentary, which opened the Tribeca Film […]

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Don’t Blame Black and Brown Voters If Democrats Lose Today

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When it comes to Hip-Hop and politics, there are few voices as prominent and poignant as legendary Hip-Hop journalist and DJ, Davey D. On Saturday he took to his Facebook page to drop this powerful piece taking Democrats to task for the idea that if they lose the Senate majority, it will be the because […]

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Black Women Activists Talk Back: How We Can End Street Harassment Through Transformative Justice

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  By: Mari Morales-Williams and Nuala Cabral It’s April 5, 2014, International Anti-Street Harassment day and a crowd has gathered in Love Park, Philadelphia.  Two teen girls next stand beside a milk crate while a teen boy stands next to them with a sign that reads, “Share your story on the soapbox.”  The girls are […]

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The CHRONIC Case Of When The Hood Gets Overlooked

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When I first heard the legendary Hip-Hop producer Dr. Dre was donating $35 million in a co-venture with his business partner Jimmy Iovine for a combined $70 million towards opening a college, the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California, I was thoroughly […]

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Jay Z, Kerry Washington, John Legend and More, Chose Schools Over Prisons

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Jay Z, Cameron Diaz, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Jesse Williams are just a few of the Artists for 47 Proposition 47 is a groundbreaking California ballot initiative to reclassify six nonviolent, low-level felonies as misdemeanors and then use the salary savings – in the hundreds of millions – for prevention, education and […]

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Janay Rice on Ray Rice costume: ‘It’s sad that my suffering amuses others’

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Well it’s that time again. The occasion for offensive costumes and ignorance to loom in the air. If you thought the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin costume was as far as someone could go, you were sadly mistaken. The fools once again have taken this year’s holiday to an entirely new level: by dressing up as Ray […]

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He’s Only Successful Because He’s Gay?

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Recently Comedian Spanky Hayes of Wild-N-Out fame has made allegations that Tyrese Gibson and Morris Chestnut have compromised themselves sexually in order to be successful in the entertainment industry. This act of cowardice inspired this mini rant…Enjoy!

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