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The Hood on Four Wheels

By Keantre Malone 2:00 pm May 1, 2012 Since when has skateboarding become a standard by which we judge black masculinity? Prior to Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams, you would not see skate culture—promotion of local skate shops, perfection of kick flips and ollies, etc.—in music videos. Back then, the culture had an explicit expression […]

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I killed my Black Mother and Now I am a Real Black Man: 14 year-old Black Boy Kills Mother?

By Fallon 9:45 am March 2, 2012 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNI58Qc8pRY 14 year old black boy says: “I want to be one of the big black boys.”  14 year old black boy says: “So, I killed my black mother with a twelve gauge shot gun.” Since when does killing your black mother make you a big boy? I […]

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Toure’s Northern State of Mind*

By Summer M. 9:03 am January 9, 2012 A few weeks ago, writer slash (cultural) critic slash Twitter all-star, Toure published a piece in the The New York Times about the allegedly recent flurry of white women rappers. From rehashing black respectability in an article about Michael Vick, to considering the black middle class in a discussion of […]

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Don’t be like the Virgin Mary, Black Men, give the gift of Non-Conception: Take the Male Birth Control Pill

By Fallon 9:47 am December 23, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8xgF0JtVg So, this is the season of, “unto us a child is born,” a time when we remember Mary’s virginal birth. Yes, to say the least, it seems like the idea time to talk about male birth control pills. Yes, you heard me right that in the very […]

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VIDEO: DMX “Slippin’”


By Dallas @smarteys 8:43 am November 2, 2011 THIS IS YOUR BYP WAKE-UP CALL! Check out DMX’s classic music video for “Slippin’,” from 1998′s Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood, below. People love to laugh and make light of X’s long, hard fall from grace; “Slippin’” is just one of the many reasons […]

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