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The Enduring Power of Tupac Shakur

His work spoke truth to a racist, capitalistic power structure, while at the same time attempting to usurp and dominate that structure with its own values and tools.That is why Tupac’s music was so powerful and dangerous. There will never be another like him.

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“Ooh, I’m gonna tell My Daddy what you did”: My Father my Imagined Black Superhero, The Black Texan

By Fallon 8:54 am June 17, 2011 What happened this week that made me imagine my father a superhero: This week, I went to the doctor to check on my blood pressure. A couple of weeks ago it was a tad bit above the normal rate and so my doctor wanted to monitor it. So, […]

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The Truth About Quickies As By J. Cole

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am June 16, 2011 Relationships, these days, get more undesirable as the option to leave everything after a kiss becomes more of a trend. Love’s new hot-minute flavored makeover has its moment of truth, this week, due to a new track by J. Cole.   “Workout”, Cole’s first single of his debut […]

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If you see the lesbian, shoot that bitch dead.

By anonymous 7:00 am June 16, 2011 A few days ago, after a long days work, I got on the train, grabbed a seat, plugged in my headphones and tried not to think about the long ride home.  I am not generally afraid of being on the train at any point in the day.  Growing […]

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Season Gone, Lessons Learned

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm June 15, 2011 First, let me apologize. I am feeling brain drain in a major way. My team (the one that I work for) lost in Game 6 of the Finals. It was a long season and a long playoff run (that ended with a 90+ hour work week). I […]

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When Worlds Mix: Gay Politicians and Black Communities

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:21 am June 15, 2011 Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into public office was assassinated. In 1978 Daniel White, a former elected official in San Francisco killed both Milk and the Mayor. Now Milk is know as a “Martyr for gay rights” according to Peter Novak, who […]

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Say No To Drugs (Especially if you are on welfare or a state employee in Florida)

By edward 8:00 am June 14, 2011 A few days ago I aired my frustration towards Florida Governor Rick Scott on Facebook. My status stated: “Requiring welfare recipients to undergo drug testing is yet another method being used by the GOP to increase social surveillance in low-income communities. This is nothing but a ploy by […]

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A Murderer, Caught on Video, Walks Free

By jasiri x 5:08 pm June 13, 2011 Yes, Johannes Mehserle, who executed Oscar Grant, in cold blood and on video, was granted an early release. Mehserle served only 11 months of his 2 year sentence. This excellent article from Mother Jones puts Mehserle’s Sentence in Perspective showing how he did less time than Wesley […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Kreayshawn

By Summer M. 8:12 am June 13, 2011 *sigh* Well, there’s one (or more) for every generation. I think Kreayshawn (nee Natassia Zolot) is a fraud.  I don’t believe she’s serious; I don’t believe she’s real.  Some good discussion about Kreayshawn and appropriation is happening, but I’m still at the start line refusing to believe […]

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Chicago’s About to Pull the Trigger on Blackness

By Keantre Malone 12:33 pm June 12, 2011 I am watching the most beautiful “mile” in the world turn into a war zone where black bodies embody the spirit of the enemy. For those that don’t know, Chicago’s downtown area has been taken over by groups of violent teenagers looking to steal Ipads, for which […]

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