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“Hip-Hop & Politics: From The Beat to The Ballot” (@icecube, @UncleRush, @realtalibkweli & more)

NEW YORK –TheGrio.com and AllHipHop.com, in partnership with NBC News, will debut “Hip-Hop & Politics: From The Beat to The Ballot” starting June 14. The weeklong series will run on both websites as part of Black Music Month. Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop and David Wilson of TheGrio discuss the series on MSNBC in the video… Read more »

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Open Letter To Slim Thug

In a recent interview, rapper Slim Thug unleashed a very disturbing attack on Black women, here’s an excerpt: …Most single Black women feel like they don’t want to settle for less. Their standards are too high right now. They have to understand that successful Black men are kind of extinct. We’re important. It’s hard to… Read more »

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AllHipHop.com Endorses Kevin Powell For Congress (Brooklyn)

DONATE $5 to Kevin’s campaign NOW at www.kevinpowell.net (click DONATE) “When you consider the intelligence and breadth of Kevin Powell’s writing and activism, you come to the conclusion that there may be no better spokesperson and representative for a generation that has too long been counted out.” —asha bandele An interesting thing happens in America… Read more »

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Meditations on Hip-Hop: Of Disposability, Death, and Destiny (Pt. III of III)

DESTINY A learning process might appear … for the crushed, the forbidden-to-be, the rejected, that would teach them that, through serious, just, determined, untiring struggle, it is possible to remake the world. —Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (New York: The Continuum Publishing Co., 1994), p. 198. Must survive any how… Read more »

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Who’s The Real Terrorist?

Who’s The Real Terrorist?April 19th marked the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh. While many gathered on that day to commemorate that tragic event, the act itself, and others like it, continues to shed light on a fundamental hypocrisy in American society. The hypocrisy… Read more »

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Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too

A popular sentiment shared among members of the sports community is that politics and sports should not mix.  After all, with the vast investment of Corporate America, astronomical ticket pricing and multi-billion dollar television contracts, it is simply safer and financially more lucrative to accept the status quo than to challenge it. The Phoenix Suns… Read more »

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How High Can Hip-Hop Go?

People have always smoked marijuana, for one reason or another.  Some people justifiable reasoning was religious/spiritual or medicinal, others used the drug-induced state to escape, some indulged to make stupidity seem gut busting hilarious, if not genius, while others just geeked and got the munchies.  I’m from the red light, beaded sectional dividers, burnt incense,… Read more »

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