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  • The Conspiracy to Whitewash Hip-Hop

    06/20/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | June 18 2014 | TRAVIS L. GOSA, PH.D
    Why Iggy Azalea’s music is so popular and problematic.hen asked about Forbes’ claim that hip-hop is run by a white, blond, Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea, incumbent queen bee Nicki Minaj laughed hysterically. The financial magazine may be qualified to calculate the $250 million valuation of Nicki’s Myx Fusions Moscato wine coolers, Nicki reasoned, but only the hip-hop community can bequeath the throne to Iggy. One week later, Iggy Azalea became the only artist since the 1964 Beatles to have her first two singles occupy the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the fourth female emcee to hit...
  • The Last Words of Tupac Shakur

    05/23/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    Vegas Seven ^ | May 21, 2014 | Sean DeFrank
    One late-summer night in 1996, a rap superstar was gunned down just off the Strip. Since then, his story has become legend. But for the Metro cop who was first on the scene, that night remains unforgettably real. The call came in on the radio just after 11:15 p.m.: Shots had been fired near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval, with possible victims. Several vehicles had made a U-turn on Flamingo and headed west. The bicycle officer who made the call from the Maxim hotel began trailing the cars, but was too far behind to catch them. He could, however,...
  • Homeboy Sandman Calls Blacks "Cowards" Over Donald Sterling Controversy

    04/28/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | April 28, 2014 | D.L. Chandler
    Homeboy Sandman, regarded as one of the more gifted and brilliant rappers in the game, also moonlights as a columnist of strong opinion and thought. The Stones Throw rapper took aim at the Donald Sterling controversy in a new piece, using an attention-grabbing angle of calling Blacks cowards in response to Los Angles Clippers team response to the racist allegations. On Sunday before their contest with the Golden State Warriors, the Chris Paula and Blake Griffin-led Clippers turned their practice jerseys inside out and played without enthusiasm and allowing the best of seven series to be tied two games a...
  • GOOD DAD: Dad with Daughters Pens Letter to Rap Music, He’s Had It With The Sleaze!

    04/27/2014 8:47:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4/27/14
    Mike Heenan has two daughters, his oldest daughter is only 3, but he decided to write a break-up letter to rap music. In a blog post, Heenan writes: Dear Rap Music, I’ve been known to “throw my hands in the air and wave ‘em like I just don’t care.” I used to hit up your shows and you could often “find me in the club, bottle full of bub,” where, if your beat thumped enough and your hook looped just right, I could be enticed to “jump motherf*cker, jump motherf*cker jump.” And while I’ve never really been “down with O.P.P.,”...
  • When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

    04/22/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future. There are three famous quotes that haunt me and guide me though my days. The first is from John Bradford, the 16th-century English reformer. In prison for inciting a mob, Bradford saw a parade of prisoners on their way to being executed and said, “There but for the grace of God go I.” (Actually, he said “There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford,” but the switch to the...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | alan duke
    "Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday." (snip) "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in N.C. a week ago. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she has now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to," the statement said. "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases."
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident

    03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000 "Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees...
  • VIDEO: Just another day in America...(Obama's sons gone wild)

    03/02/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies
    VIDEO: Just another day in America...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn’s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • Kanye West Lashes Out At The Grammys Onstage In Arizona

    12/11/2013 4:56:33 PM PST · by zeestephen · 61 replies ^ | 11 December 2013
    Kanye West took aim at U.S. Recording Academy officials for his Album of the Year Grammy snub at a show in Arizona on Dec 10, suggesting the oversight is racially charged.
  • Kanye West Wants To Be the ‘Obama of Clothing’

    12/03/2013 10:44:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies ^ | December 3, 2013 | Shannon Carlin
    Yesterday (Dec. 3), Kanye West stopped by Atlanta’s V-103 (a station) to talk about his recent fashion exploits, stating that he wanted to be the “Obama of clothing.” Kanye also talked about working with Louis Vuitton, noting that their decision to not let him, the Louis Vuitton Don, work in their factory, just set him back. ”I couldn’t get better,” he said, noting that even his rap game improved with practice. “Think about the way I rap on College Dropout versus the way I rap on Watch the Throne.“ He plans to get back to those factories soon though,...
  • HipHop Artist Macklemore Uses AMA to Rant About Racial Profiling & Trayvon Martin

    11/25/2013 3:49:55 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11-25-13 | american thinker
    Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. The white rapper accepted his award by satellite from Florida where he preached about racial profiling and Travon Martin. Of course, he forgot to mention the numerous knock-out attacks by black youths this year.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis honor Trayvon Martin at AMA’s (kids...dying due to racial profiling)

    11/25/2013 10:15:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    Musical artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took a moment to honor Trayvon Martin at the American Music Awards Sunday night. While accepting an award for favorite rap/hip-hop album, Macklemore quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before speaking out about slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. “Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” Macklemore, whose given name is Ben Haggarty, said. “This is really happening. These are our...
  • Rapper Nas to join with Harvard’s Hiphop Archive

    09/17/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2013 | James Sullivan
    After some tumultuous years in transition, the Hiphop Archive is firmly settled back at Harvard. And it’s about to raise its profile significantly, with a new fellowship named for the rapper Nas, a widely recognized leader of hip-hop’s “knowledge is power” movement.
  • Trayvon Martin's mother signs CD single

    09/09/2013 12:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WSVN-TV / CNN ^ | September 8, 2013
    OAKLAND PARK, FL - About two months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, is finding new ways to keep working against gun violence. Sybrina Fulton was in Florida on Saturday giving away copies of a new Hip-Hop CD that she hopes will offer comfort to families affected by gun violence. It's called "joy comes in the morning" - Fulton performs spoken vocals over music by a Christian Hip-Hop artist.....
  • Columnist Fisher's comments demean the hard work of professor, students

    08/29/2013 10:56:24 AM PDT · by fungoking · 31 replies
    The Maneater, MU's student newspaper ^ | Aug. 27, 2013 | Dr. Stephanie Shonekan
    I read with interest Abigail Fisher's column, "What college can teach you about life and pizza" in your August 21, 2013 issue. I'm all for humorists and their clever work, but humor usually stems from kernels of truth with which a reader can identify. Therefore, I am compelled to point out a problem with one part of her column. She says in the piece that "you can enroll in a three-credit class, miss every single lecture or discussion and pass with a 93 percent." She goes on to state that the class that can do this for you is "a...
  • Blame The Black Guy, Why Don't You?

    08/29/2013 12:18:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Houston Forward Times ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jeffry Boney
    You know, it amazes me how Black people collectively get accused for everything that is wrong with our nation. We appear at the top of the list when it comes to issues that many people consider to be controversial, heinous or criminal. Whether it’s the issue of welfare, homicide, drugs, violent crime, prison, school dropouts, negative entertainment or single-parent households, you can’t help but see Black people get paraded out front in the mainstream media like they are the only group of folks in the country that are contributing to the problems associated with them. I was recently watching the...
  • ‘Twerking’ bounces into Oxford dictionary

    08/28/2013 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2013 7:03 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America’s hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It’s got the English dictionary entry to prove it. Britain’s Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by U.S. pop starlet Miley Cyrus to bounce her way to the top of the charts had become increasingly visible in the past 12 months and would be added to its publications under the entry: “Twerk, verb.” …
  • Hip Hop Raises its Voice for Trayvon

    08/13/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | August 13, 2013 | Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call
    The Hip Hop Caucus works nationally, in part, to organize youth around social issues that impact their lives so it was natural that Hip Hop artists and the Caucus raised their voices in a unified response to Trayvon Martin’s death and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, his killer. The group and some artists are working on critical next steps in the movement for justice for the Florida teen, after a nearly all-White jury of six women freed Mr. Zimmerman in mid-July. Their agenda focuses on policy and legal strategies and street mobilizations, including supporting the August 24, 50th Anniversary March...
  • Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Album Will Feature Doug E. Fresh, Matisyahu + More

    08/10/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Drop Blog ^ | August 9, 2013 | Sowmya Krishnamurthy
    Doug E. Fresh, Matisyahu and more hip-hop stars are hoping their vocals can get kids moving. The artists join Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to create an album focused on getting kids to stay active and be healthy. MTV RapFix reports the ‘Songs for a Healthier America’ LP features voices from other rap stars like Run-DMC and singers like Jordin Sparks, Ashanti and Ariana Grande. Even health experts like TV doc Doctor Oz join in on the rapping fun. “So many kids listen to Hip Hop so why not give these messages to...
  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Rick Ross Threatening George Zimmerman?

    08/01/2013 11:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    All Hip-Hop Blog ^ | August 1, 2013 | Ill Seed
    We know Zimmerman is riding around with a piece in the glove compartment, but that wouldn’t help if he was, say, involved in a drive-by. I’m not advocating that, but just saying it wouldn’t be of any help to him. But, these recent comments Rick Ross has said made me think. George Zimmerman is not even in hiding and tensions are still very high. Peep what he said in a recent interview with Global Grind: “I’m still angry [at the George Zimmerman trial verdict]. I’m upset and really, really enraged. I’ve just been trying to keep from putting too...
  • Rick Ross' 'I Wonder Why' References Controversial Stand Your Ground Law

    07/29/2013 1:56:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    MTV's Rap Fix ^ | July 29, 2013 | Sowmya Krishnamurthy
    Rick Ross dropped a new song today, "I Wonder Why," in which he ponders his life. On the track, Ross wonders why his brother is incarcerated and why his ambition continues to push him forward. The MMG honcho also indirectly references slain Trayvon Martin and the incident which led to his death in Rozay's home state of Florida.(PROFANE-AUDIO-AT-LINK)"Now I'm being followed by some creepy ass cracker," Ross raps, a seemingly thinly-veiled reference to vigilante George Zimmerman following Travyon. "Stand your ground! Stand your ground! You gotta stand your ground!" Ross cries. Zimmerman stood behind Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O’Reilly: ‘He Doesn’t Go Far Enough’ In Criticizing Black Culture

    07/28/2013 5:40:13 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Bill O’Reilly’s remarks on race last week drew heavy criticism from Chris Hayes, Bill Maher, Al Sharpton, Larry Wilmore, and more, but one unlikely person is agreeing with him: CNN host Don Lemon. Lemon addressed the wounds inflicted by black males onto their community on his “No Talking Points” segment Saturday afternoon, saying he was able to bring this up now that the George Zimmerman trial had concluded. Before the verdict, right wing media had consistently asked why the “liberal media” was fixating on Trayvon Martin while ignoring rampant black-on-black violence, a “deflection,” in Lemon’s words, from the injustices of...
  • Raekwon Reveals Why He Thinks Zimmerman Walked Away Scot-Free [Video]

    07/27/2013 1:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    SOHH blog ^ | July 26, 2013 | Cyrus Langhorne
    With high-profile rap stars like Jay Z speaking on the controversial George Zimmerman verdict earlier this month, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon is the latest emcee to reveal his reaction. In Rae's opinion, the Trayvon Martin family's fate was sealed with the selected jurors not having any compassion or realizing how defenseless the slain 17-year-old was. "When I heard about the verdict, about the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case, I was sad," Rae revealed in an interview. "I was disappointed in the justice system and I felt like they didn't really pay attention to the case the way they were supposed...
  • Back to the Grill Again: Trayvon Martin in the Court of Public Opinion (Boo-hoo)

    07/17/2013 11:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Spin ^ | July 17, 2013 | Brandon Soderberg
    Within days of Trayvon Martin's killing at the hands of neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman, the 17-year-old's story became, in part, a story about how he looked and what he was wearing. This continued during George Zimmerman's trial, which ended on Saturday with Zimmerman being acquitted of murder, as well as manslaughter. Martin had been reduced to a handful of anecdotal sketches: He was wearing a hoodie; he was suspended from school for smoking marijuana; he posed for a photo sporting a grill and trying to look tough for the camera. In short, elements of hip-hop and teen culture now embodied...
  • Brother Ali Likens Trayvon Martin Case To Emmett Till Murder

    07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | July 3, 2013 | Andres Vasquez
    Brother AliBrother Ali also says, "racism is an institution" and that "racism is a serial killer." Brother Ali recently shared his thoughts on racism when asked to shed light on the Trayvon Martin case. He also spoke about racism as an institution and the way that racism impacts quality of life. "What we have is a 500-year-old legacy of African Americans being killed, particularly young men," Brother Ali told HardknockTV. "It's all people of color and it includes women too but there's a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they're protecting us. They...
  • Black racism and race hatred of non blacks

    06/27/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Black racism, and race hatred of non blacks is real,virulent, and commonplace. There is plenty of evidence of this. Although the violent black racists surely are a minority of the total black population, plenty of them are evident by their statements and writings, and evident in the interracial violent crime statistics It is the goal of this blog to honestly address the documented evidence of this black racism and race hatred, knowing full well that the subject is taboo in the "liberal" Dogma, and that puts this blog at considerable risk being shut down for even raising the issue. In...
  • Obama Fooled the Hip-Hop Community

    06/13/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 13, 2013 | Erik Nielson
    Erik Nielson, writing at the Huffington Post, says that President Obama deceived many who supported him during his first presidential campaign, including hip-hop artists. He says that Obama's policies haven’t helped the minorities who elected him to office. There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop. And, of course, there was something equally remarkable about watching a future president embrace hip hop culture. Indeed, whereas politicians on both sides of the aisle had made a political tradition out of demonizing hip...
  • Family Of Man Killed During Urban Beach Week Files Suit

    05/22/2013 2:33:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/21/13
    The family of a Boynton Beach man who died in a hail of police gunfire on Miami Beach two years ago over Memorial Day weekend filed a wrongful death suit against Miami Beach and cities whose police officers were involved in shooting. The shooting took place around 4 a.m. on May 30th, 2011. Police said Ray Herisse, 22, was driving erratically and tried to hit an officer with his car on a crowded Collins Avenue when they tried to pull him over. “There was an indication he may have been driving under the influence. But if it is Miami beach’s...
  • Mountain Dew ad pulled: Tyler, the Creator's Mountain Dew ad called racist, misogynist

    05/03/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    A three-part series of Mountain Dew commercials produced by Tyler, the Creator, leader of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, has been pulled after critics called the commercial racist and insensitive to victims of domestic violence. In the ads, a battered, frightened woman is asked to identify her attacker in a line up of black men and a goat named Felicia. The goat shouts threats to the woman, including ""Keep ya mouth shut," who eventually becomes too scared to continue and leaves the room.
  • Five shot, one fatally at Crab Festival...only it wasn't a Crab Festival

    05/01/2013 7:58:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    On Saturday deputies responded to reports of shots fired east of the City of Williston large annual gathering of people labeled as "Crab Festival," according to a news release from the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Five people were shot, including a 36-year-old man who died. But it really wasn't a "Crab Festival," even though that's how this annual gathering-- which attracted 10,000 people this year -- is labeled, deputies said.
  • SNOOP ORIGINAL: Read Snoop Lion's 'No Guns Allowed' Essay (EXCLUSIVE)

    04/27/2013 3:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The BoomBox ^ | April 23, 2013 | Snoop Lion
    As I write this, my television screen is full of violent and disturbing images from last week's Boston Marathon bombing. These images of heartbreak, fear, and panic have become way too common and so have the cases of individuals committing senseless acts of violence and parents losing their innocent children. Right now feels like the right time for us all to come together to stop the violence, which is why I started the "No Guns Allowed" movement. Growing up in the streets of Long Beach, I've seen the devastation that comes from gun violence firsthand... Homies dead or put in...
  • Rappers, Stars Ask Obama to Ease Drug Policy, Reform Prisons [but these idiots voted for him twice]

    04/09/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 9, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A list of rappers and stars, including Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Kim Kardashian, and many more, have written an open letter to President Obama to ask that he ease the nation's drug policy. They also ask that prison policy be changed, too. "During your presidency you have made important steps and you now have the opportunity to leave a legacy by transforming our criminal justice system to an intervention and rehabilitation based model. Many of those impacted by the prison industrial complex are among your most loyal constituents," they write. "Your struggles as the child of...
  • Obama's CDC says "rate of new HIV infections for black women was 20 times that for white women"

    03/27/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    President Barack Obama's Center for Disease Control ^ | 2011 | Center for Disease Control
    In 2010... the estimated rate of new HIV infections for black women (38.1/100,000 population) was 20 times as high as the rate for white women...
  • CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/18/2013 7:47:10 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    CNN on Sunday aggressively covered the breaking news of the verdict in the Steubenville rape case. Star football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. Propelled by social media and mainstream media, the Steubenville case has long held a high profile. The scrutiny that comes with its profile descended on CNN. In repeated segments yesterday, CNN featured reports from reporter Poppy Harlow, who was in Ohio for the verdict. Here’s the transcript of some of the coverage at the 11 a.m. hour: snip POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "I’ve never experienced anything...
  • "She Is So Raped Right Now" (Steubenville football players convicted)

    03/17/2013 8:53:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 120 replies
    deadspin ^ | 3-17-13
    VIDEO OF ONE OF THE JERKS (not one of the convicted perps) WHO MOCK A POOR TEENAGE GIRL WHO WAS DRUNK AND ASSAULTEDMoms and dads, watch your girls and warn them about getting so drunk that they don't know what is happening to them. What happened to her went viral on the internet. At least three teenagers whose lives will never be the same.
  • Middle-Schoolers Think Bullies Are the Cool Kids

    02/11/2013 8:38:33 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    One of the main barriers to putting in place anti-bullying policies in middle schools is the simple fact that middle-schoolers think bullies are cool. A recent study of 2,000 students at 11 middle schools around Los Angeles found that when students were asked to identify their most respected peers and those engaging in nasty behavior, the lists were often quite similar.
  • 15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park

    01/30/2013 6:14:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | January 30,2013 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.
  • Che Guevara With Bling

    01/09/2013 7:16:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 8, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who think college offers no material relevant to the current scene might be pleasantly, or unpleasantly, surprised. At the 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Boston, Corrie Claiborne of Morehouse College told listeners of a new computer application that enables students to obtain historical background on rap songs. “Like if you hear, ‘I’m Che Guevara with bling on,’ you can click on Che Guevara and find out who he was,” she explained. One wonders whether this is an ambition to be pursued. Guevara was the military advisor to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who overthrew the Batista regime on...
  • Eminem Becomes A Born Again Christian?

    01/06/2013 7:34:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Vincent Funaro
    Eminem could now be a born again Christian, according to a new rumor. A source from the rapper's hometown of Detroit claims to have witnessed Eminem's transformation firsthand through some of his recent actions, according to He stated that Eminem has been going through many changes as of late and has removed himself "from the depths of the music industry," and has also refused to conform to what is expected from him in the business. Eminem, known for his shock value lyrics as well as his vivid storytelling and superior lyrical capabilities confessed to being a Christian on a...
  • Obama hip-hops with Lena Dunham to Presidential disgrace

    10/26/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 5 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    As the presidential campaign grinds to an end, Americans are gaining a better understanding of Barack Obama. He was challenged by Mitt Romney in the presidential debates and became clearly rattled. As a result, the race that was his to lose is now too close to call, with a slight edge to the challenger. To avoid losing to a candidate who, is a good debater, but a poor campaigner, the President is pulling out all the stops in his desperate quest to hold on to power. Of course, Barack Obama does not want to give up the tremendous perks associated...
  • Murdered: Miami Rapper Bizzle Shot 7 Times

    10/16/2012 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Hip Hop Morning ^ | October 16, 2012
    Sources are telling HipHopMorning that Miami rapper Bizzle aka who hit song was the "Lip Biting Animal" has been shot 7 times and pass away. Word is that he got shot in Miami at 770 NW 54th St. Check out picture and video from the crime scene below..
  • Harvard hip to new learning curve

    10/09/2012 8:03:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jed Gottlieb
    Sean “Diddy” Combs may be a math geek in disguise — nobody builds a $550 million fortune without knowing a thing or two about arithmetic. But Diddy has done nothing to make the quadratic equation cool. Despite some hip-hop stars’ successes, math’s -image remains nerdy. Harvard University education graduate student Lybroan James aims to change that with a program called EDUtainment.
  • Russell Simmons: Making anti-Islamic film ‘could be illegal’

    09/15/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 15, 2012 | Staff
    Russell Simmonsâś” @UncleRUSH It would be illegal to yell fire in movie theater and it could be illegal to make hate film which was obviously designed to cause alarm? 15 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Add Russell Simmons to the list of entertainment industry figures rethinking the meaning of freedom of speech in the wake of anti-American protests coinciding with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Did we say anti-American? Never mind the burning flags; White House press secretary Jay Carney assured the nation that a single YouTube video is the sole target of Islamic rage. Plenty, including Bette...
  • Russell Simmons Not Feeling Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street Stance

    09/11/2012 10:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    MTV ^ | September 11, 2012 | Gil Kaufman
    Don't expect to see Jay-Z and hip-hop godfather Russell Simmons packing up a basket for lunch with Blue Ivy in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park anytime soon. A few days after Jigga said in the New York Times Magazine that he actually didn't support the Occupy Wall Street protest movement because he thought their movement didn't really have a clear message, Uncle Russ responded with an essay on his Global Grind site entitled, "Jay-Z Is Right 99 Times, But This Ain't One." "As a person who cares deeply about Occupy Wall Street, I have to honor their year-long effort and educate my...
  • Hip-Hop World Gives Gay Singer Support

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6 2012 | James C McKinnley, Jr.
    When Frank Ocean, a rising star in the R&B world, announced on Tuesday that his first true love had been a man, he seemed to be taking a giant risk with his career. After all, Mr. Ocean, 24, is a rising star in the hypermasculine world of urban music, where singers cultivate images as lady-killers. He is a member of the Odd Future hip-hop collective, whose rappers are known for using anti-gay slurs. No other mainstream R&B artists have acknowledged having homosexual relationships. For decades, even the rumor of homosexuality had ruined artists in hip-hop circles. But how big a...
  • BET AWARDS: Whitney Houston, Trayvon Martin Honored

    07/02/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood’s brightest stars came out for the annual BET Awards Sunday night and once again took time to honor the late Whitney Houston. --snip-- ...Rev. Al Sharpton received the humanitarian award, and urged the crowd to vote this November. "This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma," he said....