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A Respected MC’s Thoughts On MLK

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A Hip-Hop firebrand speaks his truth on Martin Luther King and what it means to celebrate him and carry on his tradition. As always, enjoy!

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Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015


This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live offered a funny, but insightful look on the impacts of gentrification in Brooklyn, NY.



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Here’s why it’s ok to turn up on MLK Day

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The outrage surrounding MLK Day club parties is misplaced writes Tracy Clayton. Respectability politics won’t save us.

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50 years after Selma, mainstream media still socializes us to believe that white lives matter more

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Stacey Patton’s incisive essay for Dame Magazine explains why America has betrayed Dr. King’s dream.

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11 forgotten Martin Luther King quotes that show he was a revolutionary

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Vox has a good roundup of the Martin Luther King quotes that often go unheard. 

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Gay marriage may soon be legal in every state

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The Supreme Court will take up the case of gay marriage.

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Video:100 years of black hairstyles in less than 60 seconds


This video shows the range of hairstyles worn by black women over the last century. We need to bring some of this styles back.

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Mike Huckabee is a hating hater and needs to leave Beyoncé alone.

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If there’s one thing that people who haven’t been living under a rock know, it’s to never, ever come for the Beyoncé. It is a loosing battle. You will not win. But Mike Huckabee didn’t get this message. Huckabee is upset that Barack Obama allows his daughters to listen to Queen Bey.

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I believe in the self-determination of black people, not the Oscars

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I don’t really care about the Oscars. I’m not a movie buff, I think awards shows are boring, and I don’t give a huge amount of weight to the artistic judgements of a bunch of hand selected old white men with ballots. Being too invested in receiving affirmation from whiteness and white institutions will always leave you disappointed, let down by something that was never made for you. Yet still I have to admit that I care about who is nominated for Oscars, as these nods have real consequences and contain important information about the valuation of black talent.

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North Miami Beach Police Using Black Men’s Mugshots as Target Practice

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A member of the National Guard was shocked when she went to a local range for target practice.

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