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Obama Blitz: Should Hillary Bow Out?

About two months ago it seemed apparent that Sen. Hillary Clinton’s run for the Democratic nomination was finished. Sen. Barack Obama led in elected delegates, races won, and popular vote. But, as the pundits called it, she moved the goal post further and further back. By the time the Pennsylvania primary rolled around the goal… Read more »

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Hillary Forecloses On The Black Vote

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessaily those of AllHipHop.com, its employees, or its affiliates Millions of people this year have watched homes that they have owned for decades taken away from them through foreclosure, an after effect of Predatory Lending. According to Wikipedia.com, Predatory lending is defined as, “the practice of a… Read more »

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Sean Bell: The Newest N****r.

Not Guilty. It stings. It really does. Set against the backdrop of a Black man being a viable Presidential candidate. Set against a rapper releasing an album entitled N****r. Set against Flavor Flav getting a mantan show on network television. This really stings. It’s very lonely being a n****r.   Acquitted. “Exhonerated.” You get tired… Read more »

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Election ’08: Clintons Make It Rain!

This week’s big story in Presidential politics continues to revolve around the Clinton-Obama battle as cries for Hillary to exit the race become louder and louder. As it stands on paper, Obama holds a slight lead against Hillary in elected delegates and popular votes; and, while Hillary still holds the lead in super delegates, Obama… Read more »

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Imagine Dr. King a Dreamer

  Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.   Imagine hearing your life tick away. Imagine knowing that you are living on borrowed time.  Knowing your wife will be a widow and that your children will be fatherless. The movement you gave your life and sacrificed your family for will become rudderless and directionless.     Imagine being… Read more »

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ELECTION ’08: McCain Makes A Move

This week in politics was primarily a lull in the action, with most of the presidential thunder stolen by the landmark 4,000th death in Iraq and the explosion of violence in the region.     With John “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” McCain telling us the surge is working, the evidence has loudly overruled the Senator… Read more »

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AQUEMINI: Outkast Takes A Stand!!

It is said that Southern trees bear strange fruit. Ten years ago, the seeds sown by Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton reaped one of the strangest, yet most fulfilling fruits that Hip-Hop has ever produced. Aquemini, a combination of the zodiac signs Aquarius and Gemini, was an absolutely appropriate title, as the truth in their… Read more »

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ELECTION 08: The Speech Edition

  Nuanced; honest; impressive; brilliant; precedent-making; these are just a few of the many adjectives used to describe Obama’s speech on race, now entitled, ‘A More Perfect Union’. I don’t feel the need to extol the veracity and merits of the speech; if you’re looking for interpretation you need search no farther than the above… Read more »

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ELECTION ’08: Archie Bunker Edition

This week was the low point (so far) in this year’s primary season, as charges and reverse charges of racism we made by each of the Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination. Things that were thought buried were excavated, and things that were thought dead crept from their graves like a George Romero movie. As… Read more »

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ILL COMMUNITY ALERT: R.I.P. Nibs Ra

The Ill Community is a family. A collection of people from different walks of life who share ideas, sare dreams, share laughs, and unfortunately occasionally share loss.  Recently the Ill Community tragically lost one of its strongest contributors.  Marquis Logan was a frequent and well thought of contributor to this community we share.   Many… Read more »

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ELECTION ’08: Potomac Pounding

Hillary Clinton has either run out of tricks in her political bag, or she’s having a nervous breakdown. For the third time, in about as many weeks, Clinton has teared up this time at a rally in Maine. Out of the three times that she’s bawled though, this one might be the most honest. Why?… Read more »

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The Victimhoodization Of Amy Winehouse

Let’s see… She can’t find a good man worth a damn. Self-destructive substance habits. Parties too much. Needs love, settles for sex. Always dipped in gaudy apparel. Loud. Daddy complex. Drama is her best friend… Engages in old-sounding soul music stylings as a catharsis. Hmmm… I liked Amy Winehouse much, much better when her name… Read more »

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Black History Now: Obama > Racism?

On January 3, 2008 Barack Obama, a junior senator from Illinois defeated Senator Hillary Clinton and John Edwards in the Iowa Democratic primary to become the first African-American to win that state. Iowa’s population is 98% white. Later, during Super Tuesday, Senator Obama would go on to win other white dominated states such as Connecticut,… Read more »

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ELECTION ’08: Super Tuesday Aftermath

Election ’08: Super Tuesday Edition   First off, anyone who tells you that they know what happened on Tuesday  is probably full of it, especially if they’re this guy. The last episode of the Sopranos had more closure than Super Tuesday. Five people went in and five came out with no clear favorite, but one… Read more »

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Talib Kweli: Why I Support Barack Obama

It is the last year of the Bush administration and thank God. I usually rail against being described as simply “political rapper”, and I haven’t voted since Bill Clinton first ran for President. I was following the tradition that Black Americans have had of voting for democrats since we got the right in 1964 (temporarily)…. Read more »

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The Scene: ESPN NEXT/CROWN ROYAL SUPERBOWL PARTY

When Crown Royal and ESPN do it up, excess is nowhere near enough.  ESPN Magazine, as part of Superbowl festivities, hosted its NEXT issue party which forecasts the next groundbreaking athlete will be. The featured athlete and winner was 22-year old Native American and New York Yankee pitching sensation Joba Chamberlain, who who got his first… Read more »

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Election ’08: The Big Picture

So last week, like any good soap opera, we were left a cliffhanger. Would Hillary’s personal attacks and racial traps affect the Obama campaign? Would Florida be Giuliani’s last stand? And could Mittmentum stall McCain’s burgeoning growth? While the ultimate answer to those questions is still in doubt, this last week has provided us many… Read more »

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Election 2008: What You Need To Know

    The Democrats and Republicans would like us to believe that this election is about change. In fact they repeat the word like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz clicking her heels three times chanting “there’s no place like home” except they hope their mantra will get them to White House rather than Kansas…. Read more »

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Sunday Afternoon Comics

Greetings true believers and welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Comics, where we provide non comic fans with suggestions on what to read if they want to get into comics, and for fans, which books to buy.  Last week we launched with a look at the independent publishers.  This week, we’re doubling up with… Read more »

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An Open Letter To U.S. Presidential Candidates

OPEN LETTER To United States of America Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton John Edwards Rudy Giuliani Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter Dennis Kucinich John McCain Barack Obama Ron Paul Mitt Romney Fred Thompson From: Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis January 17, 2008 Dear Presidential Candidate: Millions of people across America and throughout the world… Read more »

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Do Blacks Owe Democrats Their Vote?

  In the past decade or so this question has gained momentum in the black community, and, depending who you ask, the answers will vary wildly, but will always be expressed with great passion. My father will call any black person who doesn’t vote Democrat a fool and to him it’s a very simple matter… Read more »

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Sunday Afternoon Comics: Indie Edition

Most of what people know about comics comes from the big two publishers, Marvel and DC Comics. While they have some great characters like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman that have become almost American Mythology, there are other books out there from lesser known publishers that have a wealth of new characters and interesting worlds for… Read more »

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The New WWF: Hip-Hop

Loosely based on a once legitimate expression of prowess and entertainment, it has now became an over-exaggerated farce of its original form. Despite how it overtly plays to the highly stimulating and foregoes content, its fan base is expanding beyond its original audience and into new legions that know nothing of its true essence. It… Read more »

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The Purpose Of Racism

I begin this new installment  by apologizing in advance for the incomplete nature of the subject matter being presented. I seek only to give brief examples and not go too in depth into slavery or racism, but more so to discuss why we were once the victims of this and other Americans still hold onto… Read more »

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A God (Emcee) Complex

‘Hova the god, n***a blasphemy…’Jay-Z – “What More Can I Say?” ‘Young n****s that blast for me/blasphemy, no religion…’Jay-Z – “Dear Summer” ‘Not only NYC – I’m Hip Hop’s savior…’Jay-Z – “Kingdom Come” Upon first glance, such lyrics come off as an indicator that Hip Hop and the worldin general are godless. Yet it can… Read more »

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Philadelphia: A City in Action

    Soul music, cheese steaks, and the Eagles are a few things that may come to mind when someone thinks of the city of Philadelphia.  Unfortunately, when it is noted that Philadelphia’s nickname is the “City of Brotherly Love,” an outsider might assume that the title is either a joke or a misnomer.  You… Read more »

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