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Barack Obama Charlottesville Tweet Most Liked In Twitter History

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Former United States President Barack Obama has set a new record for the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s history. In the wake of Charlottesville violence and thuggery, former Commander-in-Chief posted a tweet quoting Nelson Mandela over the weekend. Obama’s Mandela tweet is also the fourth most-retweeted post ever with more than …

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Bizzle & Jered Sanders Respond to Racism on New Single “Equal Opportunity”

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God Over Money’s Bizzle and Jered Sanders just teamed up for an important new single entitled “Equal Opportunity.” Here’s how Biz described the motivation for it, A little “Going Away” gift for all of my “un-followers” 😉 ….those who claim me as their brother in CHRIST one minute and tell …

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Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) Announces Dope New Docu-Series “Black Love”

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I hardly watch any TV, but I’m excited about Oprah’s new series. With all the reality shows that have been showing the worst that black people in America have to offer, a series highlighting honest and emotional real love stories about black celebrities we know and love is refreshing. Love …

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Sho Baraka Speaks on ‘Colorblindness’ Being Lazy & Toxic in New Interview

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In a new interview with Verge Network, Sho Baraka takes on the topic and concept of ‘colorblindness’ in regard to racial justice in America today. Labeling it both lazy and toxic, the Humble Beast artist exposes the shallow nature of the position and pushes for a deeper conversation. Let us …

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GrowTheHeckUp Nominated for 2017 Kingdom Choice Award

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GrowTheHeckUp has been nominated for Kingdom Choice’s “Urban Christian Internet TV/Vlog Show” award along with other notable greats: The Wade-O Radio Show Trackstarz Beleaf in Fatherhood The Holy Hip Hop Hour We at GrowTheHeckUp would personally like to tip our hats to the other nominees and look forward to continuing to …

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Twitter Ignores “Hate Tweets” so Man Spray Paints Them in Front of Their Headquarters

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Over the past six months, author and comedian Shahak Shapira has reported about 300 hate tweets on Twitter but most of the reports have gone ignored so he decided to take action. He chose about 30 tweets that were racist, hate-filled, and contained threats of violence and sprayed the messages …

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A Harvard Student Submitted a Complete Rap Album as His Thesis

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When it comes to higher education, few schools in the U.S. have a name that rings bells quite like Harvard. That being said, hip-hop music seems to be what’s ringing bells on their campus as perhaps the only school of their stature having made very intentional efforts to embrace it. Those …

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Dave Chappelle’s Brilliant Analogy for How He Escaped Hollywood

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As fans, we get frustrated if the object of our fandom walks away at their peak. Michael Jordan going to play baseball broke a lot of hearts in the moment, and in a similar fashion, so did comedian Dave Chappelle when he caught everyone off guard by walking away from a …

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Does Independence Day Really Represent Freedom for All Americans?

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On July 4th, 1776, America won the fight for its independence from Britain, and established itself as a nation. Now this day is celebrated as Independence Day, complete with fireworks and BBQ’s. If you’re patriotic and love everything about America, celebrating our nation is a no-brainer. However, there’s a dark …

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