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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

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Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

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A Jewel in a Tarnished Crown

A whirlwind of over a million racists and hateful remarks flooded twitter last week after a woman of color was crowned as the new Miss France. The radiant mocha toned Flora Conquerel was excited to be crowned and represent her country even admits the backlash against the multiracial beauty queen. Conquerel represents an ever-changing world […]

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As Black & Brown People Continue to be Lynched, Where’s the Outrage?

Another week, another suspicious death of a Black or Brown person at the hands of the police. This time in Durham, North Carolina, where the police department would like us to believe that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta was searched, handcuffed, and placed in the back seat of a police car, and sometime during that ride, while still […]

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Is Hip Hop responsible for murder?

Hip Hop has been under fire for its lack of substance, authenticity, and contribution to destructive behavior in the Black community for quite some time. It’s a genre that has a very short bridge between reality and what is televised by record labels. With the lavish life, glorified crimes, and advertised drug usage, is it […]

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To love or hate R. Kelly’s music?

With the release of his latest album, Black Panties, R. Kelly has once again claimed a spot on Twitter’s trending topics. Not just for his controversial album title and cover, (Black Panties features an image of the R&B superstar seated as he “plays” a scantily clad woman who is sitting on his lap with a bow as if […]

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Open Letter to Bishop Joseph Walker III and the Members of SHIFT

It has been at least 2 years since I last posted a blog on the Black Youth Project’s website primarily because of school and life demands. However, after learning of how a group of black male pastors, who happen to pastor some of the largest black churches in the Nation, decided to host an agenda […]

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She Made Me Do It: A Final Thought on the Jameis Winston Case

Last Saturday, while the world was recovering from Beyonce breaking the internet, Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Florida State University Seminoles, won the coveted Heisman trophy. Anyone who watches college football knows that it was really no contest; that Winston was clearly the best player in college football this year. Yet, until very recently it […]

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It Will Always Be a White Christmas

In Chicago, the snow has finally come! Families have decorated their homes and stores have chimed in to the holiday spirit. This is the time where holidays really feel like holidays. I always had a soft spot for Christmas. It’s a time where you can give, receive and eat well. I recently stumbled upon a blog written by Slate Culture […]

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All I Want for Christmas

It’s that time of year. That’s right. We’re two weeks out from Christmas and it’s time I write a letter to some cherubic, portly white dude who bestows gifts upon the nice. I’m pretty sure I’ve been naughty this year, but that’s not going to stop me from asking. Besides, Santa knows any coal I […]

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Why I Paid Tribute to the Great Nelson Mandela

  A few months ago,  I began working on a project with producer Agent of Change called P.O.W.E.R.(People Oppressed Will Eventually Rise). Agent of Change sent me a number of beats in connection to this project, but when I first heard this beat, it took me straight to the Motherland. As I was working on […]

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