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Lecrae Answers Critics After Taking Racial Stand on Independence Day

Believe it or not, some people don’t want to celebrate a holiday that’s themed around the idea of independence, when the people who established it thought it fine and dandy to own other humans at the time of said establishment. The hypocrisy wrapped up in that situation is obvious now and should have …

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Illuminate & Sevin Explain the Concept Behind “Eracism” (Video)

For a multitude of reasons, racism is surging in our country.  Not that it ever really went away, but it certainly seems like we’re talking about it more.  Most people shrug it off as a topic they would really prefer to avoid.  I’ve come to realize that a lot of …

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The Big Idea Winner: Helping End Haiti’s Food Crisis

It’s no secret that Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In fact, in January of 2015, The World Food Programme (WFP) released a campaign to raise awareness about Haiti’s hunger issues with Twitter facts. One fact stated ninety percent of farmers depend on rain for their …

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Cash Rules Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M., Get the Money (part 1)

I have been an avid connoisseur of hip-hop music for most of my life. I grew up in urban America and come from a broken family structure without a consistent male figure around. My mother loves us but had to work outside the home tirelessly just to put food on the …

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Rapist Brock Turner’s Case is a Perfect Example of Classism and Racism in America’s Justice System

On January 18, 2015, Brock Turner was arrested after two people passing by found him on top of an intoxicated, unconscious woman. June 2, 2016 Turner was convicted of three felonies, including intent to rape which carries a maximum sentence of fourteen years. A California judge decided that a stiff …

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Real World Examples of God’s Peace Surpassing All Understanding

A side effect of developing a relationship with God is the widening of your perspective on the world. As the omniscient lone source of truth, God begins revealing it to you as your faith allows you to handle it.  Before long you’ve realized that God’s existence, and your reconciliation to …

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Common Drops a Freestyle Addressing Racism on Sway’s Universe

Common appeared on Shade45 yesterday, giving us a glimpse of his upcoming music.  The hip-hop veteran addressed “black lives matter” in two verses within the context of a discussion around the American Black Film Festival.  Watch below and let me know in the comments what your favorite line is. “Thinking of Sandra …

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Harvard Student Challenges Race & Education with Incredible Graduation Speech

When Donovan Sullivan graduated from high school, his English teacher threatened to cut his mic if he recited a poem during his commencement speech.  Ironically, Sullivan’s spoken word poem addressed to fellow graduates of Harvard University has fetched 9 million Facebook views and shares from the likes of Hillary Clinton …

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