Album Review: Pusha T – My Name is My Name

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“My Name is my Name” is the long awaited debut album by Pusha-T (Terrace Thorton), the latest member on the G.O.O.D. music roster to receive Kanye West’s ardent blessing (made evident by the impassioned drunken rant at Pusha’s release party). But Kanye’s enthusiasm is understandable if you paid any attention to his work with his brother Malice with the hip-hop …

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Make a Decision on Affirmative Action

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“This decision is more significant than the Emancipation Proclamation” Proposition 209 is a cruel and unusual punishment for the descendants of slaves. Historically, Black Americans have been deprived of humane treatment. Our government under the Three-Fifths Compromise has considered Blacks less than human. As a result, Blacks were forced into 300 years of abject unpaid servitude, were seen as livestock …

Trill Rapper Creates Hip-Hop Coloring Book

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Rap legend and Rice University Professor Bun B brings hip-hop to the forefront with a coloring book of hip-hop artists. Bun B has collaborated with inner city teacher and hip-hop critic Shea Serrano to create this coloring book, which features 42 notable hip-hop faces as well as the finest rappers from Houston. The importance of the book is mainly to …

Government Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Afrikan Americans

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Shutdown has caused suspension of vital services which millions of Afrikan Americans depend on. Two-thirds of poor Blacks will be excluded from the national expansion of health insurance coverage. When the U.S. government partially shutdown fourteen days ago following Republican efforts to delay and defund Obama’s central policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or, Obamacare, from being put into effect, …

The UCLA Bruins Are Back, But Are They Forreal?

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 UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, left, celebrates with teammate Myles Jack after recording a sack during the first quarter of Saturday’s game. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / October 12, 2013) PASADENA, Calif. (AP)- Just two days after their convincing win over the California Golden Bears, 37-10 UCLA Bruins. Once previously ranked at 11 in the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches’ poll, …

#Colorism

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Growing up the only use I ever had for a brown paper bag was to carry my homemade lunches to school and maybe to construct a poorly made puppet for a school project. In the early 1900’s, people devised a completely different use for the paper bag. Black individuals of lighter complexions would use the brown bags to determine whether …

The Significance of BlaQue Power

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What is BlaQue Power? BlaQue stands for “Black & Queer” and is a student organization dedicated to the Afrikan American LGBTQI people on campus. BlaQue Power was created to empower Black LGBTQI people and establish our presence in the UCLA setting. The purpose of this section is to bridge cisgender within the Afrikan American community with the Afrikan American LGBTQ …

Stand Your Ground: The Mentality of A Gangster

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George Zimmerman was recently acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin.  One of the primary reasons for the acquittal was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  Upon close examination, it becomes obvious what the laws really mean, who they are for, and who they protect. Currently, twenty-one states have “Stand Your Ground” laws.  These laws are suppose to give property owners …

Michael Baisden Launches Mentoring Initiative for Afrikan American Boys

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Baisden adopts a high school class of 28 young men to spark One Dream One Team mentoring agenda. Orlando, FL – When renowned radio personality Michael Baisden posted “A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of the child,” on his Facebook page, he never anticipated the over nine million views or one million plus …

Crazy

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Why is the Black one crazy? The rich and powerful treat us like dirt. They said we were not human, we were beast of burden to do their work. Why is the black one crazy? You made us your slave, 300 hundred years. We work for no money from the cradle to the grave.   They brain washed us so …