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Happy Birthday Nina Simone!

An endlessly fascinating vocalist and a fierce activist, Nina Simone changed the face of American popular music. No singer was more fearless with their delivery, arrangements, style, and subject matter. A true maverick. Check out her classic “Four Women” at BlackYouthProject.com

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Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line

Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till. Are you satisfied with Epic’s response? Should Lil Wayne address the outcry over these lyrics?

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Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Asks Lil Wayne to Remove Reference to Emmett Till from New Song

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation has requested that Lil Wayne remove Emmett Till’s name from his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop.” Gordon-Taylor calls Wayne’s use of Till’s name “disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectful to our family.”

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One Year Later, Remembering Whitney Houston

One year ago, the incomparable Whitney Houston passed away. Without question, among the finest vocalists ever. Her talent was undeniable, and she is still beloved and missed by fans across the globe. Rest in peace, Whitney.

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Happy Birthday to the Legendary Bob Marley!

Today would have been legendary singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s 68th birthday. Marley’s musical and political legacy continues to inspire people of all races across the globe. Thoughts on the incredible legacy of Bob Marley? What’s your favorite Marley track?

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Shawty Lo Wants You to Sign A Petition to Get ‘All My Babies Mommas’ Back On The Air

After public outcry, the Oxygen network announced they were canceling Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Mommas.” Well, Shawty Lo is none too please. And he’s launched a petition of his own, calling on Oxygen to air the controversial show. Should “All My Babies Mommas” be allowed to air on television?

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Chief Keef In Police Custody After Violating Probation

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, controversial teen rapper Chief Keef has been taken into police custody. A judge has ruled that the Chicago emcee has violated his probation. Thoughts on Chief Keef’s latest legal woes? Are you a fan? Do you think he gets a bad rap, or is it deserved?

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Lauryn Hill Changed A Generation

Lauryn Hill was special. She was an actress, a singer, a songwriter, and even a rapper. Her voice, a voice that only pain and experience can give one, told the story that so many of us were living to hear. Love was exceptional, love was rare, love was fleeting, and love was worth the chase.

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Destiny’s Child To Reunite At The Super Bowl?!

Destiny’s Child will reportedly take the stage together for the first time in almost seven years! Are you excited for the Beyonce/Destiny’s Child Super Bowl performance? What’s your favorite DC Song?

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Violence vs. Apathy

I attend Temple University in Philadelphia, and almost every time I mention that I am from Chicago I get 2 questions: “Do you know Chief Keef?” and “Have you ever been shot?” When did Chief Keef become the poster-boy for Chicago? What does this say about our society’s obsession with violence?

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