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Monthly Archives: November 2011

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The Freaky Bois are two young Gay rappers that spit the nastiest, sleaziest, freakiest raps you’ve ever heard. Like Nicki, they’re wielding raunchy rap music like a weapon, forcing the listener to grapple with their sexual identities. And I love it.

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BYP WakeUpCall

VIDEO: Outkast’s “Da Art of Storytellin’ Pt. 1″

THIS IS YOUR BYP WAKE-UP CALL Check out the classic music video for Outkast’s “Da Art of STorytellin’ Part 1,” featuring the legendary Slick Rick. P.S.: Andre 3000′s verse on this track is easily one of the top ten greatest verses in Hip Hop history. Don’t believe me? Check out the lyrics below, and tell […]

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New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: Simply Hilarious!!

I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is so […]

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Gay Couple Ejected From CTA Bus for Kissing


Does someone’s discomfort with a couple’s PDA ever warrant this bus driver’s actions? Can LBGT people feel safe on Chicago’s public transit system? Have you ever felt discriminated against on the CTA? Sound off below!

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The Reason T-Pain Can Be Sexy; A Critique of Popular Aesthetics Part I

Celebrity, the representation and popularizing of a face, determine our aesthetics—models that our minds, in one sense, refer to when judging a person’s beauty. We can say that the drastic changes in whom and what we find attractive are inspired by the popular surveillance of a specific body.  Upon seeing a face manifest through a […]

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Why is our generation so eager to share all of our personal data with a corporation like Facebook, who then makes it accessible to other corporations so that they can bombard us with targeted advertisements? Facebook exploits the human need for social connection, and turns three-dimensional people into two-dimensional consumers.

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BYP WakeUpCall

VIDEO: The Roots f/ Erykah Badu & Eve “You Got Me”

Check out the classic video for The Roots breakout single, 1999′s “You Got Me.” Start your day off right at!

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VIDEO: Black Nurses Allegedly Called “Too Black,” “Too Ghetto” By Nursing Company, Denied White Patients


Four Atlanta women are suing a nursing company for denying them access to white patients because they were deemed “too black,” “too old” or “too ghetto.” Watch a news report on the allegations at!

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News Flash

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Touring…TOGETHER!?


According to, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle might launch a comedy tour together! Read more at

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32 Years of Assata Shakur and The Prison Industrial Complex

“Never in our history has critical resistance to the status quo been more important. The growth of the Prison-Industrial complex has been appallingly rapid and the escalating repression that has accompanied it is totally alarming. What future lies ahead of us? What are the implications for our children?”

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