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Broken Politics

Last week, some of the Unites States most conservative delegates joined up in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. False narratives, race baiting and fear mongering where the rule of the week and everyone who spoke during the extravaganza made sure they were on the same accord. First off, I have to say that Cleveland was a strange…

An Inside Look At Rapacon 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rapacon’s founder, interviewed at the beginning of the video, is named CURTIS SHERROD, not Rashad.  On May 29th, we attended the 8th annual Rapacon in Philadelphia, PA. It’s a multifaceted hip-hop focused event, including a non-stop “Rapathon” cypher full of upcoming and veteran emcees alike, as well as a “DJ-Con”, where DJs take…

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#BlackLivesMatter: The Ambiguous Commission On African-American Males

Art work credited to Michael White *This is part of a series showing support to the Movement for Black Lives, which consist of various activist groups & organizations, such as Black Lives Matter, actively fighting for black liberation and social mobility. We give thanks to Dream Defenders, Race Forward, Black Youth Project 100, Blackbird, Million Hoodies, OBS: the Organization for Black Struggle, Ferguson Action,…

That Time I Snuck Onto The Villanova Parade Route

I strolled up to the Villanova Championship Parade at 12:50, 10 minutes before the parade was supposed to start. I walked south down 20th street and the crowd got thicker with Villanova fans as we approached Market Street, where the parade would march. I looked down at my phone: 18% percent. I had done a…

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A Look Back on The Roots’ “Things Fall Apart”

The Roots have finally transcended beyond being underground hip-hop heroes, or the band that your friend Todd who doesn’t “really like rap” thinks “are frickin’ awesome.” Largely thanks to their fantastic nightly performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, they’ve become a household name in homes across the nation full of folks who know nothing about…

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