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Kendrick Lamar Blasts Hip Hop’s Obsession with “Molly”

In a recent interview with MTV News, critically-acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar took today’s Hip Hop to task for its infatuation with the drug “molly.”

In case you don’t know, “Molly” is a form of MDMA, known for its purity.

According to Lamar, “molly rap” is not only celebrating something negative (i.e. drug use); its also a played out gimmick that is watering down the genre.

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Jennifer Hudson Signs On as American Idol Judge

Jennifer Hudson is returning to American Idol.

The Oscar winner has reportedly signed on as a judge for the long-running TV talent show’s next season.

This past season saw rating for the show it a record low, and all of this season’s judges are expected to leave.

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How Will We Fund the Next Generation of Non-profit Work?

Non-profit organizations have impacted my life in so many ways. As I reflect about after school programs that helped me develop, scholarships I received for college, and what encouraged me to become an activist, the common denominator is the various non-profits organizations that I have impacted my life. At times I worry about how many of these life-changing organizations will not survive through these difficult economic climates. Dan Pallotta, an aids activists, might have a solution to how we fund the next generation of non-profit organizations.

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Spotlighting Women of Color on Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women” List

Forbes has released its annual “Most Powerful Women” list, and we are so proud of the many women of color who made the cut.

Well-known ladies like Michelle Obama (#4), Oprah Winfrey (#13), and Beyonce (#17) were included.

Additionally, the list includes notable women from around the world, including Malawi president Joyce Banda, Liberia president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and World Food Programme executive director Ertharin Cousin.

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Chief Keef Threatens to Slap Katy Perry After She Dissed His Song

Earlier this week Chief Keef was arrested in Atlanta. Now, he’s embroiled in a bit of a beef with pop singer Katy Perry, after he learned that she dissed his song:

On Wednesday, the 28-year-old pop star tweeted, “Just heard a new song on the radio called ‘I hate being sober’ I now have serious doubt for the world.”

Days after Perry dissed the song, the rapper responded with some choice words:

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Grieving Daughters Kicked Out of Mall for “F— Cancer” Shirts

After losing their mother to cancer, Makia Underwood, 32, Zakia Clark, 29, and Tasha Clark, 27 began wearing shirts and hats with “F— Cancer” emblazoned on the front, with a breast cancer ribbon replacing the ‘C.”

It was a therapeutic way to address a deeply painful experience.

While shopping at Philadelphia’s King of Prussia Mall for a dress for Zakia’s 9 year-old daughter to wear at her grandmother’s funeral, a security guard took issue with the message on their hats, and demanded that they take them off or leave.

When Zakia refused, seven more guards surrounded them.

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Kiera Wilmot Speaks Out On Science Experiment Arrest, Aftermath

After making headlines across the country, Kiera Wilmot has spoken out on her harrowing ordeal.

As previously reported, an ill-advised science experiment landed Wilmot – a good student with a clean record – arrested, expelled, and facing felony charges.

After the harsh punishment sparked outrage and petitions, the charges were dropped.

Kiera describes her frightening experience, as well as the good and bad that came out of it. 

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Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths, Miscarriages

The case of Nina Buckhalter could set a terrible precedent in Mississippi.

Buckhalter is currently on trial for charges of manslaughter.

Why? Because in 2009 she gave birth to a stillborn child, and doctors found traces of drugs in her system.

In Mississippi, the law is so vague that it allows prosecutors to charge women for stillbirths and miscarriages, and they seem to be using the law in just that way:

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Bronx “Ghetto” Bus Tour Shut Down After Outrage

Earlier this week we told you about Real Bronx Tours, a bus tour that takes customers on a tour of the Bronx to learn what a “real ghetto” looks like.

Former patrons say the tour exploits and pokes fun at Bronx residents, lambasting the borough as a crime and poverty-infested nightmare.

After widespread outrage and a petition campaign, the Real Bronx Tour has been shut down.

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Spelman Parents Outraged After Being Locked Out of Graduation for Tardiness

Some parents of Spelman students are outraged after being denied entry to their child’s graduation because of tardiness.

Security guards literally locked the doors, and refused entry to anyone and everyone.

One parents, who flew all the way from California and paid over $1,000 for airfare/accommodations, alleges that the event was supposed to begin at 3 pm; yet the doors were shut at 2:30 pm.

He also says security guards levied threats at the outraged parents.

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