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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Pugs Atomz About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life

Rhymes & Reasons presents Pugs Atomz.

Pugz Atomz–appropriately for the long-time host of WHPK’s “CTA Radio”–dug in the crate for his session with Rhymes & Reasons.

He talked to us about Saafir’s “Light Sleeper,” a quirky West Coast classic from an innovator of lyrical style, as well as Whodini’s “The Freaks Come Out,” “Spaceship” from Kanye West, GLC, and Consequence, and “Brooklyn Hardrock,” by Thurston Howell III. (We learned a lot about Polo.)

Check out the interview below:

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Mistrial Declared in Trial of Detroit Cop In Death of 7-Year Old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

In 2010, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was sleeping on the couch when Detroit police officers raided the home she was sleeping in while being filmed for a reality show.

Joseph Weekley, who claims he accidentally shot Jones, was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Yesterday, a mistrial was declared:

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The Fight For Black Men

An amazing Newsweek article by Joshua DuBios highlights the struggles of black men in America, and the horrific consequences of their large-scale incarceration.

According to the article, there are more black men incarcerated, on probation, or on parole than there were slaves in the 1850s.

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Paula Deen Basically Admits to Being Racist in Deposition

So, apparently Paula Deen’s recipes come with tons and tons of butter and a healthy dose of old school, antebellum-flavored racism.

The queen of southern cooking essentially admitted that she is racist during a deposition.

Deen and her son are being sued by the former general manager of the Deens’ restaurant. The general manager alleges that the Deens had separate bathrooms for black and white employees, and that they made racist and sexist jokes.

Here’s a snippet from Deen’s deposition:

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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth, everyone!

As many of you know, Juneteenth is a day that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.

What began in Texas in 1865 is now a holiday that many blacks commemorate:

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

Tracee Ellis Ross gets a lot of love for her beautiful, natural hair.

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair- Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign.

Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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84 Arrested in 7th Week of North Carolina Protests

Mass protests against the policies of the GOP-controlled legislature continue in North Carolina.

Moral Monday protests in the North Carolina General Assembly building led to 84 arrests.

Over 500 have been arrested since demonstrations began in April.

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Serena Williams Blaming Steubenville Rape Survivor For Her Attack

Serena is at it again. In the upcoming Rolling Stones article she makes some controversial (to say the least) comments about the Steubenville rape victim. When she heard the news on the verdict of the trial she is recorded as saying

Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you—don’t take drinks from other people.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Discuss Chicago Gun Violence Crisis

The parents of the late Hadiya Pendleton sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss the gun violence crisis in Chicago.

Last week was the most violent and deadly of the year thus far.

According to Cleopatra Pendleton, one of major lessons learned from the loss of her daughter was the need for community-wide involvement in finding solutions to this crisis.

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Lil Wayne Addresses American Flag Controversy: “It was never my intention to desecrate the flag”

Yesterday, we told you about the controversy surrounding a recent Lil Wayne video that seemed to show the New Orleans rapper stepping all over the American flag.

Lil Wayne has responded to the controversy, releasing a statement earlier today.

Weezy says he had no intention of desecrating the American flag, and that the video that surfaced online captures a camera trick in progress.

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