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Hip-Hop for Educational Change: We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

[This piece comes in lieu of Tolu Olorunda’s weekly column. He returns next week.] The current public school system in America is in a state of emergency. Federal programs like No Child Left Behind, aimed at improving schools through standards-based reform, have caused many schools to focus on teaching the limited sets of skills required to… Read more »

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Superbowl Week at its best… Revitalizing Miami

First things first, here is my Superbowl prediction: New Orleans Saints 31 Indianapolis Colts 28 Who is bold enough to make their prediction?But, aside from the parties and shows in Miami, there is much more going on.When you think of Superbowl week, A-list celebrities, NFL player media days, over-the-top events like Rihanna rocking South Beach… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Mayweather-Mosley Promise Victory, Johnson Wins, DeMarco-Valero Shootout Tonight, Adamek-Estrada, Tszyu vs. Pryor Fantasy Clash!

Mayweather-Mosley Release First Statements Since Fight Signing Now that both men have officially signed on for their May 1 superfight, Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley have begun the inevitable subtle trash talk against each other. In the wake of his sensational knockout of Antonio Margarito last January, Mosley had launched a campaign to get Mayweather… Read more »

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Is Kanye Being Lynched?

We have established that Kanye West was wrong when he jumped on stage last year and snatched the microphone from Taylor Swift, a pop country singer. We’ve established firmly that Kanye is a man of raw emotions and passion and that causes him to act on impulse…with mixed results. It has been five months since… Read more »

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The Game Was Right: The Education System Is a Booby Trap (And More)

 “Kicked out of Brooklyn Tech, focusing on looking fresh/ Bright kid accepted to the schools that only took the best/ Bounce like a check, yes, without no hesitation/ I went to college, then I left—that’s when I got my education/” —Talib Kweli, “Over the Counter,” Liberation, 2007. Sometimes it takes the stinging critique of Hip-Hop… Read more »

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Cop Or Drop: KR3W’s New Footwear Line

  After recently previewing the collection at the (capsule) trade show, KR3W gives us a closer look at their much anticipated footwear line. The styles are contemporary, polished, yet of course still meant to serve their purpose as skate sneakers. KR3W is known for their premium street apparel including graphic tees, flannel shirts, super clean… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Mayweather-Mosley Is On! Haye-Ruiz, Hearns vs. Trinidad Fantasy Clash!

Mayweather-Mosley Agree to Terms, Mosley Signs First A mixture of an earthquake and blood testing refusal has brought us to one of the biggest fights in recent memory with Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley agreeing to clash in Las Vegas on May 1. Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe broke the news yesterday to ESPN that the… Read more »

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Friday Fashion Feature: Blowing Dough For A Good Cause: “Shop 4 Haiti” Recap

DrJays.com and DJPremium.com held theShop 4 Haiti event last night at La Pomme nightclub in New York City. Thanks to incredible donations from some of the sites’ favorite brands, it turned out to be a SUPER sample sale, with prices for product starting as low as $5.00. Aleesha Smalls and Monee Perry (Rocawear/Roc4Life.com) and Boss… Read more »

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