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Spotting Bigotry On Spotify: How One Playlist Description Promotes And Perpetuates Racism


By Keevin Brown 9:40 pm September 23, 2014 Recently I received a Snapchat from my friend Taylor of a Spotify playlist. Normally I wouldn’t have given it much thought, but the description of the playlist made me furious. Both Taylor and I were equally annoyed at the way a Hip-Hop playlist was being marketed to […]

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The Legacy of August Wilson and the Importance of Preserving Spaces for Black Culture


By jasiri x 10:59 am September 19, 2014 Jasiri X outside the now closed August Wilson Center in 2010 at the First Voice Festival (photo by Haute Muslim)  In the above video I spoke about the importance of the legacy of August Wilson and the necessity of supporting a African-American cultural institution. Today marks the […]

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By Keevin Brown 8:34 pm September 16, 2014 With the recent request from Nicki Minaj to speak at her Alma mater being denied I found it appropriate, but then the decision made me think why? Thinking about why, lead to me questioning the whole Hip-Hop musical landscape. Why do we make certain allowances for certain […]

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In memory of four little girls

four little girls

By Shantell @shantell_em 9:48 am September 15, 2014 On this day fifty-one years ago, the world lost four promising little girls due to pure, unadulterated hatred. A bomb exploded some time before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Unfortunately such acts were commonplace given the blatant racism faced by African-Americans […]

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The Path and Means to Police Accountability


By santee 3:10 pm September 12, 2014 A lot of my pieces often deal with creating more understanding for the ‘other side’ of things. In previous pieces I have called for more empathy and understanding concerning young black males, police officers, and even murderers like Theodore Wafer. I do these pieces because empathy is my […]

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The Purge


By byp100 @byp_100 11:16 am September 12, 2014 By: Tiara Phalon “If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?

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#YesAllBlackWomen Are Janay Rice

By byp100 @byp_100 9:23 am September 11, 2014 By: Samantha Master Trigger Warning: violence against women; misogyny One of my earliest and most vivid memories was at five or six years old. My mother and I went to a local Hampton Inn after one of my step-father’s drunken rages left her black-eyed and busted-lipped. At […]

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Crime and Punishment

By Summer M. 10:44 am September 9, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens finally decided to terminate running back Ray Rice’s contract after new video emerged of him assaulting his then-girlfriend (now wife), Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. The decision, though necessary, was probably a result of peer pressure and needing better PR around […]

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Undercover Colors: Date Rape Detection Fingernail Polish


By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 11:57 am September 4, 2014 Some gruesome statistics about rape culture in America, is that a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes. Further, 1 in every 4 college women have been sexually assaulted, 60% of rapes are never reported and 97% of rapist never go to jail for their crimes. […]

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BYP100 launches ‘Unapologetically Black’ t-shirt campaign

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am September 4, 2014 The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has launched a new campaign. The UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK t-shirt campaign will support BYP100′s work to train, mobilize and organize young Black activists across the nation.

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