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Politics and Playa Hatas: The Windy City Edition

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players”- William Shakespeare. Shakespeare couldn’t even begin to imagine all the actors, players, and player-haters that are all trying to upstage each other in the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Election. Unlike the show “The Game”, the script for this epic political race seems to […]

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#BarackTalk & The World Listened

Hip-hop Responds To Obama’s State Of The Union by Paradise Gray Dee -1 & Jasiri X Speak at the State of the Union: Roadmap to Progress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsgIhsHU_Nsv On January 25th, President Obama gave a stirring State of the Union Address. The Hip-hop Generation responded by organizing “Roadmap to Progress“ AKA #BarackTalk, sponsored and presented by […]

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A (Friendly) Reminder

Antoine Dodson’s fifteen minutes are not over yet.  Last week, I learned (via Twitter, duh), that Dodson, who became (internet) famous when his rant to the local news was remixed by The Gregory Brothers into “The Bed Intruder Song,” has already begun filming a reality show based upon his move from the Alabama projects to […]

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T.G.I.T.T.B. (Thank God It’s The Token Blacky)

What’s scarier than a racist that calls out “nigger” or “coon” viciously? The racist who’s night you save by being the “token blacky”. I pose two disappointments for the eager audience at a non-black party: no weed and no freestyle. Still I manage to be the life of the party, dougieing on every song, judging […]

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Lil Wayne Announces I Am Music II Tour; Nicki Minaj to Co-Headline

Just two months out of Rikers Island, it looks like Weezy is resuming his duties as the best rapper alive in a very big way. First came the release of the relentless (and awesome), Bangladesh-produced “6’7′,” as well as an amazing performance of the track with Eminem on Saturday Night Live late last year. And […]

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The latest black example: Kelley Williams-Bolar

I grew up in Chicago with a mom that was overzealous about education.  By the time I was twelve, I’d gone to seven different schools.  I went to one school for Kindergarten, two schools for first grade, I was home-schooled halfway through second grade and then started at a new school where I stayed for […]

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The Problem with Social Mobility

BBC recently started a survey to answer the question: Does class still matter? Of course, the answer should be a resounding hell yes. But the question runs deeper than that. How does class affect us? What does it mean to be upwardly mobile? Is upward mobility good? Is a meritocracy ideal? We are inclined to […]

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The Dark Continent: Youth, Jail, and Electric Fences

I walked up to a 40-foot high fence, while noticing a small yellow sign in the peripheral. The sign said “Caution: High Voltage Fence.” It was made apparent that I was entering into what I could only understand as one of the many manifestations of an incarceration system. When I entered through the front door […]

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Porn, Poverty, Public Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

For many, it is hard to have open conversations about vaginas, penises, and anuses, especially when ‘beavers,’ ‘one-eyed snakes’ and ‘poop-chutes’ play bump in the [supposed] night. Even when we talk about “them” bumping in the night, many of us create euphemisms to get around the discomfort of talking about sex.  So you can imagine […]

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Curren$y vs. Wiz Khalifa: An N.F.L. Matchup

Curren$y the “Hot Spitta” and Wiz Khalifa have a lot in common. They both have an affinity for climbing psychedelic trees (JETS and Paper Plane Gang should be self-explanatory). They both bounced around record labels for a while before they blew up. Both of them graced XXL Mgszine’s Top Freshman cover (Curren$y in ’09 and […]

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