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The Hood Needs a Reallocation of Funds

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In African-American culture, the neighborhood (sometimes known as the “hood” or the “trap”) seems to be glorified for several reasons – some good and some bad. Let’s look at some of the issues that plague most of the ‘hoods in the U.S.: Education system is underserved and not funded properly …

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Propaganda Delivered a Brilliant Spoken Word Poem at Legacy 2016

Propaganda America Spoken

The interwebs were buzzing with news from Legacy 2016 that Humble Beast’s Propaganda delivered a brilliant new spoken word piece, https://twitter.com/AmIshoBaraka/status/756694412466462725 Somehow the homie GS got his hands on some cell phone footage of the occasion, and now the rest of us get to witness what all the fuss is about. …

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My Thoughts On the Black Lives Matter Movement

Neal Blair, of Augusta, Ga., wears a hoodie which reads, "Black Lives Matter" as stands on the lawn of the Capitol building during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, on Capitol Hill, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Washington. Black men from around the nation returned to the capital calling for changes in policing and in black communities. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

More often than not you hear people say, “The police are getting out of control with shooting unarmed and sometimes armed young black males.” I, being a so-called African-American male, believe I understand where people are coming from. I, too, am alarmed at what I am witnessing through social media and …

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Derek Minor Releases Visual Wake Up Call with Video for “Free”

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After the unfortunate death of Alton Sterling, Reflection Music Group frontman Derek Minor went to the studio – his ‘safe place.’ Shortly afterwards, the song “Free” was released in hopes of making a statement. To fuel that effort, he has now delivered a visual for the song that should definitely …

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Christian Country Music Singer Coffey Anderson: What To Do When You Get Pulled Over (Video)

Coffey Anderson

In light of the recent killings of black men by police officers, Christian country music singer, Coffey Anderson has made a short video showing us what to do when we get pulled over by the police to diffuse the situation and attempt to keep tensions at a minimum:

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Lecrae Answers Critics After Taking Racial Stand on Independence Day

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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)

Illuminate Eracism

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

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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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