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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Clip of the Day: with music, artist hopes to inspire folks to behave responsibly

Artist Paul “PR” Robinson’s aim is to create awareness and speak on issues that affect the urban community in a creative, relevant way.

His new track, “Catch Em,” speaks to the younger generation that frequent clubs and bars. The song promotes responsible fun and mutual respect.  

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White TV anchor suspended for comments about fatherless black men

Ousted: Sean Bergin, a reporter with News 12 New Jersey, has been suspended for voicing his opinions about black families and relations with police and won't be back on air

A white New Jersey TV reporter has been suspended after making comments about black families and relations with police.

Sean Bergin’s remarks came during a segment about a fatal police shooting. 

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

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A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself.

Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and wants the teens who did this brought to justice. 

Jada found out after images of her, drugged and half naked after attended what she thought was a safe house party surfaced on Twitter under the hashtag #jadapose. Now, she is using the medium to raise awareness of rape. 

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Tupac musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ canceled after just six weeks

After just six weeks on Broadway, Holler If Ya Hear Me will close.

The Tupac-inspired musical infused the late musician’s lyrics into an urban setting which took an in-depth look into the struggles of a neglected community. 

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dead at 90

Alice Coachman, who became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal during the 1948 London games, died on Monday. She was 90. 

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Return of the King

I love LeBron James. And it’s not just because he makes clips from The Lion King appropriate.

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Video: Dear white YouTube Pranksters

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The following post originally appeared on The Smoking Section and was written by Bansky. It’s original title is, “An Open Letter to White YouTube Pranksters.”

By: Bansky

Hey White people, come gather around, I have some very important advice I need to share with all of you en masse. This is potentially life-altering and life-saving. It’s actually pretty simple, so much so that I’m shocked it has to be mentioned at all.

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Money Power Respect: Hip-Hop As A Socioeconomic Movement

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Hip Hop from its inception has been about the unique ways and various means of self-representation and self-expression. Breaking, graffiti, rapping, and DJing were not all codified to encompass what constitutes Hip Hop, but through the very limiting and narrow lens of culture vultures, ethnographers and other voyeurs, they have collectively manipulated and constructed a reality for those within Hip Hop to the masses. This commodification of culture has led many participants in Hip Hop to seek retribution and self-determination through the control of their art form. This need to be compensated financially to encompass some semblance of power, marks the distinct shift from Hip Hop’s early stages in the late 70’s and 80’s to it’s contemporary sentiments about getting money, power, and respect.

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