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Lecrae Talks Childhood Trauma & Netflix’s “13th” in New Interview

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Reach Records’ Lecrae sat down with RECphilly for one of their Free Thinkers interviews where he discussed being a “faith-based” artist, surviving a traumatic event in his childhood, and gave his thoughts on Netflix’s documentary “13th” and why he felt it was important for the impact of mass incarceration. Watch …

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Explains Mockery as a Powerful Tool

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Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, sat down with CNN to discuss a number of topics. He has a new book out entitled Born a Crime, where Noah reflects on his childhood, race in South Africa, as well as his rise to success. …

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Akon’s Billion Dollar Deal To Bring Solar Power To Africa (Video)

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The culture of hip-hop is drunk on material possessions and Akon couldn’t do it anymore. Under the conviction of realizing how bad people are struggling in Africa, he gave it all up and started an organization called Akon Lighting Africa, which seeks to eliminate the overwhelming need for access to electricity; …

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Is Anyone Racially Pure? Your True Heritage Might Surprise You (Video)

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Throughout my entire life I have always been asked, “What are you?” My response has always been, “Native American” however, I am most often asked if I am Hispanic or Italian. Others I have heard are Indian, Puerto Rican, Armenian, and even mixed with black. I have had Hispanics walk …

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Black Guns Matter: Activist Aims to Educate Citizens About Guns

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Black Lives Matter? All Lives Matter? Blue Lives Matter? How about Black Guns Matter. 29-year-old Philadelphia activist and artist Maj Toure has created a firearms safety and training organization aimed at educating people about guns and their Second Amendment gun rights as American citizens. Who does Toure want to educate, …

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Dave Chappelle on Trump & Race in Tv Return on Saturday Night Live

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Dave Chappelle makes his television return in classic Chappelle fashion. Watch as Dave Chappelle hilariously weighs in on the presidential election, Donald Trump, the history of race in America and the climate since the election. As I watched and laughed at Chappelle, I have to say I was caught off …

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Why I Stopped Taking Selfies

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I used to love taking pictures of myself when I thought I looked particularly good, or when I would go to an event, that was a good excuse to take a selfie. Shoot, any day I had makeup on was a good day to take a selfie! When I was …

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The Butterfly Effect Is Scientific & All of Your Choices Matter

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Perhaps the extent of your familiarity with the Butterfly Effect goes no further than an Ashton Kutcher movie. Perhaps you didn’t know it is actually an established scientific law. A simple description goes like this: If a butterfly flaps its wings on one side of the earth, it could send …

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3 Major Insights I Learned Over the Years While Engaging in Black Outrage of Police Brutality

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Another unarmed black person killed by the police? Ok, let’s see how this plays out. Media reports killing. Policeman who does the killing is sent home on administrative leave. Even after video evidence or witness testimony saying or showing contrary, the officer is ruled to have done nothing wrong. Black people are outraged, but …

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