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Why Police and Black Community Relationships Don’t Work

Dayton Chief of Police Richard Biel and Jasiri X at the Dear Dr. Hip-Hop: Speak, Be Heard, Be Considered event in Dayton, Ohio. Photo by  Andrew-Bryce Hudson (www.andrew-bryce.net)  This weekend, I had an opportunity to speak and perform in Dayton, OH, with the legendary MC Lyte at an event called, “Dear Dr. Hip-Hop: Speak, Be Heard, Be Considered.” A few days before arriving, I got […]

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Tales from a Black Filled Childhood: The Importance of a Mentor

Having a mentor is crucial. It was as important for my life as my grades in school, my extra curricular activities, and my exposure to the world at large. I believe these are all things that young people need to break cycles of oppression and poverty, however, without having someone to guide you in the […]

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Identity Crisis

GOTH 2.10

Between Reality TV, Media Pressure and Social Status, we now live in a world where people feel the need to live in someone else’s shoes. We have leaders walking around as followers and followers perpetrating as leaders. This comes from a lack of personal and cultural Identity. This is a battle that a lot of […]

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Michelle Obama To Address Gun Violence at Chicago’s Harper High School

Michelle Obama will be visiting Chicago today to talk gun violence at Harper High School, one of many high schools deeply impacted by the city’s gun violence crisis. 29 students have been shot and 8 have died in the past year alone.

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Changing the Game for Black Men in Media

Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray and Jasiri X  I had the honor of interviewing Paradise Gray for the Game Changers Project at Elite Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. Paradise has a long history of activism and has been an instrumental part of building unity in our community since moving to Pittsburgh. Paradise talks about his history in […]

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Madea and Oprah Walk into a Bar

Instead of letting all of my righteous indignation flood the internet, I email back and forth with a couple of homies about stuff we see here. We sometimes conclude that it must be our brains that our screwed up, because clearly everyone else seems okay with all of this mess. A recent string of conversations […]

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The Belief in a Thing Makes it Happen

This past week I was asked by a group of middle school students “what do you believe in”? Even though the question was light hearted and blameless, I think as a black male twenty-two year old constantly challenged by the power and privilege dynamics of this society, it is important to rigorously interrogate my own […]

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Father Indicted After Beating His Daughters Over “Twerking” Video

A Dayton, Ohio father has been indicted after being caught on video beating his two daughters with a video cable .He’d caught them filming themselves “twerking” and completely lost it.

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Breaking The Cycle of Fear

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Fear can cause you to question your worth and true purpose in life. When you are hit with enough obstacles you can be overtaken by fear, until you feel that there is no way out. No way to pursue your dreams, be that change or answer the call when you are needed.

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BREAKING NEWS | Black Boys Graduating

In 2012, The Black Boy Report, a statistic based report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education, reported horrific news that Black male students in Rochester, NY were the absolute last in the Nation with a 9 percent graduation rate. It’s obvious, some city in the Nation must be last, but why and why with a 9 percent graduation […]

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