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Occupy Wall Street and the Changing Face of Activism

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 19, 2011 While the issues surrounding the #OccupyWallStreet movement are of deep significance to me, I have to admit that I’ve been more impressed with the way the movement was born and has continued to grow.

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Rhythm, Community, and the Power of Drum Circles

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 12:00 am October 19, 2011 There is something both fascinating and spectacular about rhythm. We see the manifestations of this in the most simplistic everyday activities. If we observe the movement of ocean water crashing up against a sandy shore, the steady lullaby of car engines putting children to sleep in backseats, […]

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Connections and Disconnects to a Generation of Communication

By Asha 12:46 pm October 18, 2011 Living in America, and especially being a young person in America, means that I am arguably at the very center of the growing culture of excessive communication and interconnectedness that has permeated all aspects of the coming generation. I barely know a anyone who doesn’t have a cell […]

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RAY J, The Money Team, and Masculinity

By edward 8:36 am October 18, 2011 By now most of you have heard or heard about Ray J’s (Brandy’s brother) drunken “Money Team” rant. If you haven’t let me give you a quick recap. Rapper Fabolous went on Twitter and clowned Ray J for singing a song for Floyd MayWeather at his mansion. Apparently […]

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Can #OccupyWallStreet become “Obama’s Tea Party”?

By jasiri x 10:26 am October 17, 2011 Below is an interview I did recently with legendary Hip-Hop journalist Davey D, on his show Hard Knock Radio, about Occupy Wall Street. Davey asked me about people of color’s participation in the movement, whether I saw any connection between Occupy Wall Street and the protest I […]

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Is It Ever OK For White People To Say NIGGER?

Only Black people understand the true power of the word nigger. Does that mean only Black people can say it? Is it EVER ok for white people to say it? Sound off below!

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Alternatives to Occupying Things

By Summer M. 8:07 am October 17, 2011 Morning. Last week, I ranted a little about the language of Occupy _insert city here_, and how we really need to consider how semantics inform our actions. As a bit of a reminder, I support actions that look to significantly counter the growing chasm between the haves […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness: But Are We Truly Aware of Both??

By Fallon 10:07 am October 14, 2011 So, I am sitting here trying to understand why during the month of October Breast Cancer Awareness gets more media attention and corporate sponsorship than Domestic Violence Awareness which is also remembered during the month of October. I know that most women have breast irrespective of their size, pigmentation, […]

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Mobbin In Heels: Not Forgetting About Womyn in Hip Hop

By Keantre Malone 12:00 pm October 13, 2011 Much has changed for the presence of female emcees since the days of Sha-Rock (I know I’m taking it way back), but the struggle for respect remains nearly impossible. None of my reflections can pin-point the reason why no female emcee has managed to have the world-wide […]

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Maya Rupert’s “Is Marriage Equality for White People?”

Should Black people care about marriage equality? According to Maya Rupert, THEY SHOULD. What do you think?

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