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Looking Towards An Odd Future…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78_loMbmKJ8 Welcome to the world of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) by way of 17 year old Earl Sweatshirt. You thought Chicago youth were bad, peep the hard truth of LA. This is your first day of millennial purgatory, complete with super drugs, aggressive sexuality, and lyrical violence. If you ask me, […]

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Was It OK For Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey To Perform For The Qaddafi Family?

Pop stars don’t have a foreign policy. But maybe they should. Instead of partaking in some shitty, boring, all-star version of “What’s Goin On” or “We Are The World,” maybe it’s time for Pop stars to put their money where their mouths are, and reject blood money from bad people.

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Such a Painful Black Girl Reunion: Oprah and Iyanla

As a middle school student, I remember reading Iyanla Vanzant’s One Day My Soul Just Opened Up and thinking who is this black woman to write such a book about spiritual recovery that did not mention Jesus Christ as the penultimate factor in spiritual rejuvenation. Yes, back then I was a burgeoning Christian fundamentalist who […]

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Waiting for union reform

There’s this unbelievable willingness to turn a blind eye to the injustices that are happening to kids every single day in our schools in the name of harmony amongst adults. -Michelle Rhee, Waiting for Superman I’m applying for work at Columbia University in the hopes of getting a free education. I’ve submitted quite a few […]

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Black Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Folks. This past weekend was the NBA’s 60th annual All-Star weekend. In a CNN article, NBA reporter David Aldridge referred to the weekend as Black Thanksgiving. Forget all the profound reasons to dispute the claim and be honest. For the basketball crazed among us, NBA All-Star weekend is something like a holiday.

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The Dark Continent: The Criminalization of the Poor

Abahlali baseMjondolo or the Shack Dwellers movement began almost six years ago in Durban, South Africa. Abahlali has become (according to their website) the “largest organization of the poor” in post-apartheid South Africa. The organization was solidified through their first protest. This protest was a “road blockade organized from the Kennedy Road settlement” to speak […]

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Young Conservatives Remix Hip-Hop

Last week it was brought to my attention that liberals and radical progressives aren’t the only ones using hip-hop to promote a political agenda. Before you start having convulsions, let me assure you that Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin haven’t come out with a mixtape; even though I’m sure Mrs. Palin read my blog post […]

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A Note on the RHO Civil Rights

Last week, Fallon posted a clip of a comedy bit, The Real Housewive of Civil Rights, and asked whether the sketch was funny and/or totally inappropriate.

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How Fate Brought a Hip-Hop Pioneer and a Activist MC to Madison, Wisconsin

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It has seemed since me and Paradise the Architech began this journey of exposing “right wing” liars using the most powerful weapon on the planet, Hip-Hop, the stars have been aligning for us. From being in Oakland, CA the day of the Oscar Grant rebellion, to covering the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, to the almost perfect timing of our Tea Party video, we’ve always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. And once again, by sheer “coincidence”, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of 70,000 protesters last Friday and Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.

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An Open Letter To Lil’ Kim….

Your beef with Nicki Minaj is illegitimate on multiple levels, Kim. Such behavior is entirely unbecoming of a Hip Hop legend. And for the sake of your legacy, it really needs to stop. Game over bitch. Gatorade. Wet towel.

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