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Can Chief Keef Help Save Chicago?

Chief Keef [Keith Cozart], the teenage Chicago rapper and popular subject of discussion on this blog, is on the cover of the Chicago Reader.

The weekly newspaper explores the rapper’s rise and–get this–considers the idea that Chief Keef’s growing popularity might be a good thing for the city:

It’s important to recognize that Cozart resonates with a large, young portion of the city if there’s any hope to understand—or maybe even overcome—the issues plaguing those parts of the city (and, by extension, Chicago as a whole).

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“Legitimate Rape”, Rape Culture that Kills, and When Are Men Finally Going To Acknowledge What Women Are Forced to Think About Everyday

Honestly, I have wanted to speak on Rape Culture for a while, but I have remained hesitant for a long time, quite simply because I am a man. The privilege of being a man and talking about such a sensitive subject, from a position of power is one that I, even now, am not entirely comfortable doing.  It seems as though subjects like women rights, sexual abuse, Black feminism, ect are sometimes given more attention when a man talks about them, like hearing them from a women (particularly a black women) is somehow “not as legitimate”. So even in this blog, I want to use the words of women more than my own, to talk about rape culture. This is in response to Todd Akin’s ignorant comments that implied there is such a things as “legitimate rape” as if all rape would not be considered legitimate. To talk about Rape Culture and explain how deep this issue goes, I will quote a popular blogger, named Mellisa McEwan.

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Watch Samuel L Jackson’s Hilarious Political Ad, ‘Wake The F**k Up!’

Are you ready for the greatest political ad of all time, courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson?

Check out the actor’s profanity-laced plea to anyone considering sitting out election day come November; “Wake the f**k up!”

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NAACP Files Suit Alleging Discriminatory Entry Exams At NYC’s Elite Public High Schools

The NAACP has filed a complaint against eight elite NYC high schools.

They allege that the admissions testing for entry into these schools results in effective discrimination against black and Latino students.

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How many Black friends do YOU have?

I want to thank the always racist and problematic charming and P.C. Ann Coulter for causing me to suffer from one of the most intellectually ambivalent moments of my life. In a new book and this infuriating/hilarious Fox News interview, Ann Coulter criticizes the left, admonishing liberal MSNBC hosts like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow for racial bias, saying “…these are not people who have black friends, who know black people…” Now, there is a catastrophic irony in a prejudiced and conservative woman admonishing white liberals who are ostensibly sympathetic to the interest and concerns of Black people. Even though Ann Coulter probably skirts past this nuance like a spun out car in the Indy 500, white liberals do have a legacy of using Black plight to advance their own political agendas. Therefore, we should be equally critical of the messages that white privileged pundits trumpet on behalf of the Black race. But more importantly, deeply–and I mean deeply–entrenched in Ann Coulter’s incisive trash is a point that we must consider—namely this notion of friendship and relationship, particularly between people of different races.

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New Michigan Policy Links Truancy to State Assistance

By Tiff J

In what seems like yet another law aimed at the poor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has helped usher in a strict new truancy policy that targets low-income families.

Starting October 1st, parents whose children have accumulated a significant number of absences [10 or more unexcused absences per year] or who don’t attend school could lose their cash assistance from the state. Children between the ages of 6-15 are required to attend school full-time lest their parents become ineligible for state assistance.

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Trinity United’s Rev. Otis Moss III: Voter ID Laws Are A ‘Postmodern Poll Tax’

The recent spate of unjust voter ID laws has spurred a surge in activism and advocacy across the country.

Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ has stepped up the plate, leading the fight against these laws by committing to registering as many young people as possible before the October 9th deadline.

The movement is being led by Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity.

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Madonna Calls Obama a Muslim; Later Clarifies Statement: ‘I Was Being Ironic’

Last night, pop icon Madonna made a somewhat interesting endorsement of President Obama’s re-election during her show in Washington, D.C., by telling the crowd, “Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, okay? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House.”

She later clarified her statement:

“I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim

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Poll: Obama Has Big Lead in Three Crucial Swing States

According to the latest Qunnipiac/CBS/NY Times poll, President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in three crucial swing states by large margins.

Obama leads in Ohio 53 to 43 percent, in Florida 53 to 44 percent, and in Pennsylvania 54 to 42 percent.

From the Huffington Post:

“The poll showed a substantial gender gap among voters. Obama leads by 25 points in Ohio among women, while Romney has an eight-point edge among men. Obama has a 21-point lead among women in Pennsylvania and is even among men.

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Rhythm, Blue, Social Disorder

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The conscious humyn evaluates and integrates various influences of  style regardless of race, gender or and social divisions. If “male” has a significance, you could receive the conscious male and his personality as influenced by Sade or Nina Simone. He, or better the humyn, could express a masculinity/femininity that is too distinct for either/or. Manifesting the Sade in him, he’s not afraid to express his experience of the sweetest taboo. Nothing’s loss of his power to create in the world, though he may tell you that he wants to feel an intense love like no other.

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