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Hundreds Rallied for Rapper Meek Mill, but What about the Rest?

December 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Recently, hundreds of fans and supporters held a rally outside a Philadelphia courthouse, chanting for Robert Rihmeek Williams a.k.a. Meek Mill, to be released. The rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole, stemming from 10 year-old charges, including drug possession and carrying a firearm... [Read more...]

Struggle is at the Core of Hip-Hop.

November 30, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Hip-Hop began as a genre that was able to embody hardship, pain, and struggle. Granted it there are exceptions to every rule, but most of the rap artist that have been deemed legendary came from pain. Their art was engulfed by their struggle. So many are able to identify with Hip-Hop because they can find themselves…their... [Read more...]

Rapper Meek Mill Case Casts Ugly Glare On The Racially Biased Parole System.

November 28, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Meek Mill did more than rouse the anger of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Rap Mogul Jay-Z. Both have loudly spoken out against Mill plopped back in prison for a parole violation. Mill cast the ugly glare back on a part of the criminal justice system that has been too often ignored, overlooked or... [Read more...]

FBI Investigating the Meek Mill Case After Strange Judge Requests.

November 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If there is one story that has drawn the attention of the media and Hollywood over the past week, it is Meek Mill’s sentence to two-to-four years in prison. Numerous hip-hop artists have rallied behind the rapper, including Rick Ross, T.I., and Jay-Z. It has sparked a massive debate regarding the criminal justice system in... [Read more...]

What do we do when Andre 3000 doesn’t feel music anymore?

November 13, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( The trials of Andre 3000 to release new music has been the equivalent of pulling teeth; the rapper has ducked and dodged an official follow up to his masterpiece, kind-of-sort-of solo album The Love Below. That album was released along with Big Boi’s Speakerboxxx in 2003, selling over eleven million copies. OutKast released... [Read more...]

Eminem Went After Trump.

October 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Eminem is trying to make a fan of me, and that’s not easy to do. At this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards he took his moment in the cypher to spit FIRE at the current president. I must say I watched in sheer bliss, and I felt that his anger was needed. He went after Trump in classic Slim Shady fashion. Granted it wasn’t his best... [Read more...]

Self-Hate – A Symptom Of Colonialism.

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Recently, Waka Flocka Flame made come comments that may have shocked some people in our community, but the comments come as no surprise to me at all when he said, “Man, I’m not African”. Waka Flocka Flame isn’t the only rich paid house negro that’s made such degrading statement, last year other rich paid house negroes... [Read more...]

Which Male Dominant Occupations Should Be Aware of Chemicals and Toxins?

September 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( We all want to be healthy. We all want to make sure we’re not exposing ourselves to serious illnesses later in life. But if you work in certain occupations you may be at risk of health issues. In some lines of work there’s no way to avoid the risk entirely, but you can reduce it. These are the most common jobs you need to... [Read more...]

The Motown Sound.

August 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( I frequently discuss with my cousin, Jamaal, the state of music today. I lean more toward that music today has been on a steady decline, but find gems in many of today’s hit songs such as Goldlink’s “Crew” 21 Savage’s “Bank Account” and Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3”. Jamaal generally hates all of the... [Read more...]

The Social System’s Major Role In The Ongoing Assault Against Urban Youth.

August 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Historically and today, the social system has had a very notorious role in the ongoing assault and criminalization of urban youth in America. And it has affected the lives of our youth in this country in so many negative ways. One notorious example of this is recently when six urban teenage males in Florida were illegally chased... [Read more...]

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