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The Dark Continent: The End of the Road

Don’t Judge me for having the Boyz2Men hit single in my head as I traveled back to the states. After spending the last three months outside of the country it feels almost odd to be back on my college campus in Chicago. I witnessed the execution of a chicken in Humakuya Village(and ate it for […]

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Jasiri X on “Left of Black” with Mark Anthony Neal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8MvhCJ09Mv I was recently honored to appear on Mark Anthony Neal’s weekly webcast “Left of Black”. Mark Anthony Neal is a Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, author of five books, frequent commentator for National Public Radio and a regular columnist for theLoop21.com. The […]

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Full Court Press: A (Long-Winded) Defense of Jalen Rose

If last week’s rather desultory and occasionally poorly rendered post on The Fab Five was any indication, my love for Jalen Rose and the rest of the Fab Five is immense and endures even today.  I appreciate many of the things they symbolized.  Just like back in ’91, many do not hold this cohort of […]

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ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL: Why They Matter

When was the last time Hip Hop was this exciting and dangerous? Odd Future is the shot of badass, anti-establishment adrenaline Hip Hop desperately needs right now. Safe, parent-approved rappers are already feeling the heat; flitting around trying to figure out how to co-opt Odd Future and weather the storm. But it’s probably too late.

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R.I.P. Nate Dogg, The Godfather of G-Funk

Before Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson became staples at the Staple Center (pun intended #swag), before bright colors and skinny jeans became cliché (jerking is played out), before krumping became accepted as a movement and not a bunch of weirdoes parading around in  face point, there was a soulful crooner that gave the West coast […]

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Wanna Be Startin Something: The Spirit of the Night

Here, on the pages of the Black Youth Project, us bloggers engage in a tradition of writing opinion pieces that may interest other Black youth. Often we comment on popular culture, racism (naturally), and politics; and most of the time we criticize heavilly, at least I do. Something feels incomplete, though, about the meditations I […]

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The Dark Continent: The Island and Robben

I got the opportunity to visit Robben Island. This is the location that Nelson Mandela was jailed at for 27 years of his life. It still amazes me the sacrifices given by activists in the name of freedom and equality. I am only 20 years old, meaning he was in jail for a longer amount […]

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Gay Is the New Black: limitations of identity politics

In 2008, when I first read “Gay is the New Black” on the cover of the Advocate, I CRINGED at its implications.  Even as I write, “Gay is the New Black,” it is unsettling because it elides, obfuscates and erases many tensions and concerns. You may be asking, “Why speak about it now, three years […]

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Muslim Rapper Responds to Peter King’s Islamaphobia

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March Madness: The Fab Five

Last night I caught ESPN’s 30 for 30 installment, The Fab Five.  The documentary chronicles the two years the University of Michigan men’s basketball team captured the imagination–and ire–of the sports watching public.  I was a young kid when Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, and Chris Webber revolutionized college basketball and rocked […]

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