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The Enduring Power of Tupac Shakur

His work spoke truth to a racist, capitalistic power structure, while at the same time attempting to usurp and dominate that structure with its own values and tools.That is why Tupac’s music was so powerful and dangerous. There will never be another like him.

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Beyonce’s “4″: THE REVIEW

Beyonce she makes this shit look easy on 4; these are soulful, rollicking, and relentlessly charismatic performances that could only be turned in by an artist that is 100% confident and comfortable in her own skin. 4 is what happens when a great artist has nothing left to prove. And it is a stunning album.

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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video, and the Irrelevance of the Parents Television Council

At the end of the day, if you think your kid is going to try to emulate the “Man Down” video, then you need to have a long, long talk with your child. In the meantime, the Parents Television Council should to shut the fuck up, let artists be artists, and find a cause that actually matters.

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When a Black Mother takes the Helm: Trisha Fraser is Going to Sue Pro-Life Groups

Standing stalwart face bearing the knowledge of the coming storm with melded limbs of moving muscles sensing the pending fight . . . they dig their feet, their pumps, their gym shoes into the dirt provoking . . . if not downright bear baiting the coming foe . . . yes, things begin to change […]

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R.I.P. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez

Left Eye embodied the spirit of TLC; she made them fun, unpredictable, and controversial. Lisa called it like she saw it and never held her tongue. And that’s why she’s an icon. And more than anything else, that’s why I miss her.

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Loosen the Ties that Once Were Nuses

There have been too many occasions in which a Black business has taken advantage of its customers for the sake of maximizing their income. A boatload majority of the support for these businesses comes from other Black people, and in effect, the profit-focused regulation creates a sad reality. Economic projects, whether entrepreneurship or achievement of […]

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Tyler Perry Is Full Of Sh*t….

This is lowbrow entertainment at its most blatant and exploitative. And that’s fine. Tyler Perry is undoubtedly a success. Great entertainers entertain their audience. But great artists challenge their audience. It’s about time Mr. Madea learned the difference.

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Youth as the Miner’s Canaries of Democracies!

In Peter Coy’s article the Kids Are Not Alright, he quotes that democracies are “much better at managing large numbers of highly educated people” than are nations with an official leader who has absolute authority (read: autocratic countries).  Leaders of autocratic nations face the dilemma of needing an educated work force to grow their country’s […]

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BEYONCE IS BACK, But Does She Still Rule The World?

Beyonce is ready to unleash her fierceness upon us once again. But does she still rule the world?

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MISTER CEE’S ARREST, And Rap’s Fear Of A Gay Hip Hip Head

Hip Hop wants you to believe that gayness somehow cannot coincide with Hip Hop culture. But what happens when an established and widely respected figure in the culture is caught getting dome from a male prostitute? Apparently, that’s problematic. Go figure.

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