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Alice Walker Disinvited from U. of Michigan Over Stance on Isreal

Due to her stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Alice Walker has been disinvited as a speaker at the University of Michigan.

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EVENT: Juvenile Injustice – The Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:45 am May 6, 2013 The Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East invites you to attend Juvenile Injustice: The Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago It takes place Saturday, May 11th at Alhambra Palace Restaurant. The program begins at 12:30pm Check out the event flyer for […]

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UN Recognizes State of Palestine, Despite U.S. Objections

The United Nations have voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine, despite objections from the U.S.

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Stevie Wonder Cancels Concert Benefiting Israeli Military

After receiving thousands of messages pressuring him to reconsider, Stevie Wonder will cancel a performance during a gala that would have benefited Israel’s military. Was this the right decision? Should Stevie Wonder have even agreed to perform in the first place?

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Hip Hop Is ‘Mixtape of the Revolution’ in Africa and the Middle East

Hip Hop has had a massive influence on the waves of revolutions and protests across the Middle East and Africa. Rappers have become highly influential spokespeople for a generation of youth disillusioned, giving a voice to the voiceless. What is behind Hip Hop’s global appeal?

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Youth as the Miner’s Canaries of Democracies!

By Justin L. Hill 3:44 pm April 21, 2011 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 […]

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Was It OK For Beyonce, Usher, and Mariah Carey To Perform For The Qaddafi Family?

Pop stars don’t have a foreign policy. But maybe they should. Instead of partaking in some shitty, boring, all-star version of “What’s Goin On” or “We Are The World,” maybe it’s time for Pop stars to put their money where their mouths are, and reject blood money from bad people.

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