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Powerful “I Will” Music Video Confronts HIV Stigma

Our community has a crisis on its hands. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of HIV infections amongst gay and bisexual African American men rose 48% between 2006-2009. And nobody seems to know why. According to the CDC, potential reasons for the continued increase in HIV infections amongst black gay and […]

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MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album

MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album Coming Soon…

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: Tavis Smiley Brings Obama Critiques To Fox News, Kanye’s Woman’s Fashion Line Premiere In Paris, Olive Garden Has The First Lady’s Back and MORE!

BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH September 16, 2011 Michelle Obama’s campaign to eradicate childhood obesity hit a major milestone yesterday. Darden Restaurants, Inc—which oversees Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steaks, and others –has announced major changes to all of their menus. These include a reduction in calories and sodium on all meals, making a fruit or vegetable […]

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THAWRA MUSIC: Hip Hop & The Arab Spring

Behold, the power of Hip Hop. MSNBC’s report regarding Hip Hop’s influence on the Arab Spring is mindblowing. It proves that the very idea of Hip Hop as an artform crosses all ethnic, religious, economic and geographical boundaries. Hip Hop is about speaking truth to power and holding it accountable. Hip Hop is about relaying your […]

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: The Makers Of BLAST Think Your Racist, More Support For Troy Davis, J Cole’s Disappointing New Single, and MORE!

BYP Morning NewsFlash September 15, 2011 Have you ever tried a Blast? It’s kind of like drinking a 24 oz. of beer, except  it comes in all kinds of fun flavors, has 12 percent alcohol content, and its containers have a cartoonish, “Hip Hop”-inspired design. Oh, and Snoop Dogg is their add spokesman. Understandably, watchdog […]

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BYP AFTERNOON ROUND-UP: Toure’s “The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened To Me”, Weezy Thinks The Tea Party Hates Black People, Nas’ B-Day and MORE

Afternoon News Round-UP September 14, 2011 Toure’s latest book “Who’s Afraid Of Post-Blackness?” is starting a helluva lot of controversy, and I can’t wait to read it. The first chapter is called “The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” and it’s available at TheAltantic.com right now. Do yourself a favor and check it […]

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Ari Berman’s “The GOP’s War on Voting”

Ari Berman’s “The GOP’s War on Voting” American politics has never been messier. With Fox News, CNN and MSNBC relentlessly competing for our ears, the result is a cacophony of competing ideas. To be sure, our current political climate is a stormy, confusing one; with an endless array of twists, turns and doublespeak that make […]

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BYP MORNING NEWSFLASH: Whites Still Believe That Post-Racial Crap, Walter Moseley Coming To The Small Screen, And Amy Winehouse’s Final Recording Unveiled

Septmember 14, 2011 According to Marjorie Valbrun’s recent article in America’s Wire, more whites than blacks actually think our country has entered into a “post-racial” era, despite clear signs that structural racism continues to impede the life chances of African Americans. In fact, most people have no idea what structural racism is; instead defining racism […]

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Afternoon Round-Up: Poverty Is At An All-Time High, Obama Might Be Clinically Depressed, Tyler Perry Rules Showbiz, and Miss Universe Is Black!

Afternoon Round-Up September 13, 2011 According to the US Census Bureau’s Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage report, the U.S. poverty rate hit 15.1% in 2010. This is an all-time high. All the bad stuff is on the rise apparently; 900,000 more Americans lacked health insurance in 2010 than in the previous year, poverty increased […]

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WARNING: If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills, The Tea Party Wants To Let You Die

WARNING: If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills, The Tea Party Wants To Let You Die If you thought the Tea Party was crazy before last night’s CNN/Tea Party-sponsored GOP Debate, the proceedings probably proved you right and then some. But of all of the WTF moments from last night, nothing beats the audience’s reaction […]

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