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 …

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 …