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Profiting From Pain?


By Keevin Brown 4:03 pm December 2, 2014 Some of Hip-Hop’s biggest voices come together in a less than stellar song to show support for the movement in Ferguson.

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Do Black Lives Matter to the Divine Nine: Black Greeks’ Silence on Ferguson and Police Brutality


By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 10:34 am December 1, 2014 The date was March 3, 1913 when the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., participated in their first act of social service by way of the Women’s Suffrage March.   Not only were they women, but they were black, and living in a time where both […]

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Revolution Ain’t a One Time Thing

BYP100 Chicago Chapter organizes a "die-in" at Chicago City Hall. Photo credit: Progress Illinois.

By Aaron @Talley_Marked 11:53 am November 26, 2014 Mike Brown is dead. He joins the legions of black bodies that have been killed at the hands of the white supremacist state. As of yesterday, Darren Wilson is free. He joins the legions of white men who have gone free after killing black boys. Put simply, […]

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Hip Hop’s Reaction To The Ferguson Verdict


By Keevin Brown 10:19 am November 25, 2014 Hip Hop’s reaction to the disappointing verdict reveals sentiments of sorrow for our Nation.

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Officer Jason Flanery Killed 18 Year Old VonDerrit Myers Jr. Shooting Him 6 Times From Behind


By jasiri x 4:47 pm November 20, 2014 St Louis Police Officer Jason Flanery (Photo from his Instagram) Lawyers for the family of 18 year old VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was shot and killed by an off duty St Louis police officer, decided to release the officer’s name to the public. Now we know it was […]

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By Keevin Brown 1:23 pm November 18, 2014 Can an ambiguous California law created in 2000 turn rap lyrics into evidence for conviction? Recently an African American rapper and Southern California resident is currently behind bars awaiting trial. The rapper in question, Brandon Duncan a.k.a. Tiny Doo, is facing life in prison not for rape, […]

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Stakes Is High: Just Being a Conscious Rapper is Not Enough

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By jasiri x 12:41 pm November 14, 2014 1Hood artists, Idasa Tariq, Tyhir Frost, Blak Rapp Madusa, L U C, Jordan Montgomery, Haze the Kid, and Jasiri X after a performance at Slippery Rock University Last Saturday I was in Boston for a summit on social innovation at Harvard University. But, before I left I stopped by Dudley Library in […]

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By Keevin Brown 11:40 am November 11, 2014 Recently I attended a Q and A and screening session for Time Is ILLMATIC at The City College of New York, which is the documentary chronicling the events that lead up to Nasir Jones A.K.A. Nas’s first album Illmatic from Director One9 and Writer Erik Parker. The […]

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Don’t Blame Black and Brown Voters If Democrats Lose Today


By jasiri x 9:39 am November 4, 2014 When it comes to Hip-Hop and politics, there are few voices as prominent and poignant as legendary Hip-Hop journalist and DJ, Davey D. On Saturday he took to his Facebook page to drop this powerful piece taking Democrats to task for the idea that if they lose […]

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Black Women Activists Talk Back: How We Can End Street Harassment Through Transformative Justice

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:37 am October 31, 2014   By: Mari Morales-Williams and Nuala Cabral It’s April 5, 2014, International Anti-Street Harassment day and a crowd has gathered in Love Park, Philadelphia.  Two teen girls next stand beside a milk crate while a teen boy stands next to them with a sign that reads, “Share […]

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