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Did 3 Little Girls Inspire Lil Wayne’s “How to Love?”

By jasiri x 12:22 pm August 29, 2011 I know the big topic in regards to Lil Wayne is his “beef” with Jay Z and whether Jay will respond and blah, blah, blah. But I want to reexamine a older “diss” that I believe actually lead to Lil Wayne responding albeit in a different way. […]

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What’s Your Fantasy?

By Summer M. 8:00 am August 29, 2011 I keep trying to come up with reasons to justify my addiction to (fantasy) football. I praise the parity of the NFL and argue that the helmets help create anonymity that makes football the ultimate team sport. I discuss the elegance of a tightly thrown spiral arching […]

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Hood Cinema: Hipsters and Cameras

By Keantre Malone 12:17 am August 29, 2011 There’s nothing cooler than a snap-back wearing sneaker pimp (Black hipsters) and anyone that wants to keep up with the cool will need to add a camera around their neck. Remember how Chris Brown’s video for “Beautiful People” made you want to create a cinematic collage of […]

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Tha Carter IV, And Why LIL WAYNE vs. JAY-Z Needs To Happen…

If you ask me, this needs to happen. Just compare the aesthetic of Watch The Throne with the sound of Tha Carter IV. It’s opulence vs. simplicity. Grand statements vs. stream-of-conscience flow. The seasoned veteran vs. the ambitious youngster. A Young Money vs. Roc Nation battle would perfectly capture a growing generational gap within the Hip Hop community.

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The Viral Video, EBT: We Have Failed You, Chapter . . . An Open Letter

By Fallon 9:22 am August 26, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII&feature=youtu.be Dear Chapter, Once upon a time when I was a little brown girl and the economy was really bad because of Reganomics, my “employed” and single black mother received food assistance to help feed her two daughters because her minimal wage check could not fully cover rent […]

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Five Years Natural

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm August 24, 2011 A couple weeks ago marked my fifth year with fully natural hair. Five years of split ends, single strand knots, tangles, detangling, home remedies, expensive conditioners, cheap conditioners, no-pooing, pre-pooing, more detangling, oil rinses, tea rinses, moisturizing, sealing, baggying and reading every blog, forum and article about […]

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Nostalgia for Activist

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:14 am August 24, 2011 Over the past couple of months I have been working for an Organization called Equal Education, more commonly known as the movement of and for learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in education, through analysis and activism. I humbly declare that the […]

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Christine O’Donnell Vs. Piers Morgan

By edward 8:00 am August 23, 2011 In my 21 years of existence there have been many things that have perplexed me: Mike Tyson’s face tattoo, why Trix are for kids, and who framed Roger Rabbit. However, Christine O’Donnell’s interview on the Piers Morgan show may take the cake as one of the weirdest things […]

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Bomb the Throne, the Aftermath

By jasiri x 1:31 pm August 22, 2011 http://youtu.be/nr2YMncb6JEv Honestly I had reservations about posting “Bushes” (Bomb the Throne). I knew a million rappers had already done freestyles over the “Otis” instrumental, and with the release of Jay and Kanye’s Watch the Throne I thought I may have been too late. I also wasn’t sure […]

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Commercial Break: Athlete Slash Musician

By Summer M. 8:00 am August 22, 2011 It seems I’ve been more polemical than usual these last few weeks. So how about something completely worthless and asinine–ok, more worthless and asinine than what I usually post here–this Monday? Because, frankly, all I have to say about The Help‘s (and The Smurfs’) continued box office success this weekend is: Effing […]

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