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Hip-Hop Meets Labor Day in Jasiri X’s New Video, “We Coming”

  “We Coming” was inspired by the Dream Defenders, BYP100, and the movement of fast food and low wage workers to get $15 an hour and the right to form a union. “We Coming” was shot on location in Milwaukee, WI during the 8/29 Strike that took place in over 50 cities around the country. […]

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Dave Chappelle Heckled, Walks Off Stage

Perhaps the Dave Chappelle “comeback” many of us have been clamoring for is going as swimmingly as planned. At a stop in Hartford, Connecticut last night, Chappelle was heckled before he walked off stage to the boos of some crowd members: Chappelle, who was headlining the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour, was […]

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Lessons From Bayard: A Radically Inclusive and Intentionally Intersectional Youth Movement Stirring in the Shadows of the March on Washington

As young millennials construct a path to travel into a radical space of direct action and youth led social change, it is imperative that we critique and learn from many of the mistakes that were so blatant in our 1960’s civil rights movement and with the 1963 March on Washington. Bayard Rustin –being the visionary […]

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Esteria Smith, 9-Years-Old, Drives Father to Hospital

Esteria Smith might be seven years away from having a driver’s license, but she’s already shown skills behind the wheel. The nine-year-old guided a car to the hospital when her father, who had been driving, fell ill: “I took my daughter to karate class and was there and right as class was winding up. I […]

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Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents: “I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring […]

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Pregnant Woman in the Face

Community members in Upstate New York are pissed-off and looking for answers as to why a Police Officer used extreme force on a woman who confessed to be pregnant prior to her arrest. On Tuesday night, a YouTube video went semi-viral as Rochester, NY citizens used social media to shout their concerns about excessive force […]

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Tuffness

This bears repeating: Black women are awesome. In a few weeks–actually, in a few days–if you asked someone who Antoinette Tuff is, there is a chance that the response will be, “The lone woman MC named in Kendrick Lamar’s verse,” or something else equally silly and clueless. Even though we will, we shouldn’t forget Antoinette Tuff’s […]

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

 By Rashad J. Smith Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 PM. The HLN commentator will be connecting the dots […]

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Young People of Color Lead the Fight For 15

 Young workers from Milwaukee, Chicago, and Kansas City met Thursday and Friday in Detroit to plan future actions   Low-wage workers from eight cities that staged walkouts earlier this year are calling for a national day of strikes on Aug. 29th as part of a campaign lead mostly by young people of color called, Fight […]

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Today in Post-Race History: The Harriet Tubman Sextape

So, (Russell) Simmons’ antics are (Black) Twitter’s latest causality, I guess. In what seems to have become a weekly tradition on these internet streets, folks took to social media to call out, chastise, and blast Simmons into what they believed was proper action after his All Def Digital released a YouTube video that was unfortunate […]

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