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REAL BLACK HISTORY: Meet Jean Michele Basquiat and Hebru Brantley

I love learning new things. Things that enlighten me, inspire me, and educate me. I was recently introduced to an artist of the great 80s. Jean Michele Basquiat. From that introduction and a few pieces I saw, I wasn’t immediately taken. His art resembles a child’s work, but a companion of mine turned on his […]

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On Michael Sam and the NFL

Last week, I wrote about Bill Cosby instead of Michael Sam, a potential NFL player, coming out before the NFL draft. Since I do write about football here occasionally, I thought that I might say a word about the Sam news even though the story has chilled. Of course, as one expects after such announcements […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: how can we expect it?

In November 2012, just one day after Thanksgiving, Michael Dunn fired 10 shots into the vehicle of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Davis was struck and killed, with the lives of his two friends spared. And while Dunn was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to the three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting/throwing […]

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9th Wonder talks “Jamla is the Squad” and Defines “Real Hip-Hop”

Last Thursday, legendary Hip-Hop producer, independent record executive, and Harvard fellow 9th Wonder came through Pittsburgh to talk about his incredible career in Hip-Hop before a live audience. In an exclusive interview with 1Hood Media Academy Student Kevin “K-Rockz” Lee, 9th wonder chops it up about his new album, “Jamla is the Squad” and what is, “Real Hip-Hop”. […]

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Real Black History: Was This The First Holocaust?

There’s always something new to learn about Black history. Some pieces of history that have been swept under rugs with humps big enough to block hallways and some pieces that have been disregarded or demonized by those that are able to edit the pages of our time. Each and every time I learn something new about […]

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Not Again

This week I have turned my attention to the Michael Dunn trial in Florida, which involves the shooting and murder of a unarmed black teen Jordan Davis by armed Michael Dunn who is exclaiming self defense. This sounds all too familiar. All I can think is not again. I cannot get involved in the Dunn […]

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#AskBillCosby

In what is eons ago in internet time, R. Kelly, as part of the publicity effort for his latest album, Black Panties, decided to answer questions on Twitter. Kelly’s team instructed folks on Twitter to use the hashtag #askrkelly, and Kells, presumably, would answer some of those questions himself. That was quickly abandoned, however, when […]

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The Revolution Will Have To Be Televised

I am furious this week. Angered, unsurprised, and yet still caught off guard. I am angry because recent moments in the media reveal the extent to which it remains a monstrous perpetrator of violence against Black humanity. I reference two moments in particular, 1) This alleged celebrity boxing fight involving George Zimmerman rapper DMX and […]

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What Are We Willing to Do to Save Our Black Boys?

Erasto Brown speaking at 1Hood Media Academy event, “Under Attack: How the Media Misrepresents People of Color”  The Black community mourned yesterday as we remembered what would have been the 19th birthday of Trayvon Martin. It seemed even more painful with the news of his murderer being involved in a ridiculous boxing match for money. […]

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Zimmerman! We’ve Had Enough!

For those that supported the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, and believed that Zimmerman was completely in good intention of protecting the neighborhood, honestly, how do you feel NOW? I mean after threatening his wife, the B37 juror putting all to shame, and now this latest antic that Zimmerman has pulled from under his […]

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