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Hip Hop and the Brokedown Contract (via Phillis Remastered)

This is thanks to one of my favorite blogs – Phillis Remastered! This really hit home for me, great read! blog out… Recently, I was involved in an online discussion with three African American cultural scholars about hip hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West and their latest collaborative CD, Watch the Throne. Since that discussion […]

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A Rebel without a pause…

It was about 9:30pm, I was on my way to the supermarket to do the week’s shopping. Weekend before school, so it was an intense list. Baseball cap sitting low on my head, night air flowing through the slightly open windows, cranking a little Bob Marley Burnin’ and Lootin’ in the CD player, Prius in […]

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My ‘fro is bent out of shape…

Ok, so I am now officially in the blogisphere. I understand this blog habit helps with getting ideas out into the world, sharing funny stories and antidotes, or spreading important or not so important information to the world. There, however, must be a fine line between getting some thoughts off of ones chest (writing as […]

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“Lest we forget…

Celebrating 23 August, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition “By its decision to proclaim 23 August each year as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, UNESCO sought to pay tribute to the tireless struggle of the slaves for their freedom.” Return […]

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Chocolate Breast Milk: A Review of The Help (via Phillis Remastered)

I know there is much talk, but I most admit, that I have yet to see this movie or read this book. I am just a little tired of the basic message, the genre and tired of the fact that it won’t go away. Here’s to the women who fought hard to tell a story […]

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Return of the Gangst(h)er

I am not from the Bronx, the home of hip-hop, the subject of infamous movies such as Fort Apache and The Warriors, but honestly, I am not from the roughest of neighborhoods. The burned out Bronx happened between my mother’s childhood in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx and my childhood in Co-0p […]

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I could have been a stripper…

  I was on my way to the gym. Sitting in the car and listening to my favorite R & B/hip hop station from Hartford. You know the heavy rotation type where you can hear the same 8 songs at least twice while on any road trip. Well, on came Lil’ Wayne’s “How to Love.” […]

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Breaking the Blogging Cherry

Well, its been real. Staying in the background of the social media world. Too afraid to enter into the world of blogging in a tangible way. Yes, I created a blog through my University, and posted a total of three times in three years. The truth is, I wasn’t sure if I would have anything […]

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