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Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
 
Hip-Hop Corner: LL Cool J hasnít lost his street cred
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool J’s private listening session in New York City. He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II. When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, ‘What’s he trying to do with the hood?’ You would think that he would have
 
NCís education policy changes through the eyes of a student
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
While it’s not clear that state lawmakers have concluded their business in Raleigh for the year, vastly different stories are already being told about the 2013-14 legislative session and, especially, the changes to our public education system. Some politicians and advocates are already crowing that it was a period of awesome success. Others are
 
Hip-Hop Corner: Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes
Thursday, August 7, 2014
In light of all the racism mounting up around us, I put myself in Harriet Tubman’s shoes. Her mind had to be ready for war. What made her believe she could be free? Where did the courage come from when all displays of aggression were met with discipline? If you knew that your opportunity to be free was on the other side of the woods 900 miles on foot
 
College rape bills long time coming
Monday, August 4, 2014
Last year, the president signed the third reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The act provides increased funding to help in the treatment and protection of rape victims as well as providing funds for rape sensitivity training to police. The desire to end rape culture has become a hallmark of the Obama administration. Now senators and House
 
Democratsí smart-butt white boys syndrome
Monday, August 4, 2014
In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything. Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second term, the
 

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Everyone Needs to Vote

This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now

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Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts

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