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Fakeness tarnishes hip-hop
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth $4.4 million. LOL. Not that there is anything wrong with that. The dilemma is the art of the illusion. So often we see hip-hop personalities fabricate their status to appear bigger than life. Rocafella Records'
 
Welcome back, Mr. President
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The radical Christian theology of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is the same theology that shaped President Obama’s identity as a social justice organizer and the same identity that we are witnessing resurface in the last days of his presidency. This reawakening became clearly evident in Feb. 2014 when President Obama launched My Brothers Keeper, pledging
 
What’s at stake in the budget debate
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The annual Kids Count survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks child welfare in states was released this week and couldn’t have come at a better time, as lawmakers are putting a final state budget together and setting priorities for public investments. North Carolina ranked 35th overall in child well-being and most of the news coverage of
 
Domestic violence continues to plague our communities
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Despite nationwide efforts to curb domestic violence, recent evidence suggests that the problem isn’t going away anytime soon. The Los Angeles Police Department released statistics in January that showed violent crime actually increased 14.3 percent the past year, the majority stemming from domestic violence. The New York City Housing Authority
 
Blacks are today's putty people
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Washington, who passed as black caught and held our attention. Then there was the McKinney, Texas, pool party incident, and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, the confederate flag controversy and the Supreme Court
 
An action plan for our misrepresentation
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I am sick of hearing about how the media is misrepresenting our community and not fairly reporting issues. Have you lost your mind? Why are you depending on them to tailor messages that are palatable to your liking? What type of entitlement program have you been subscribing to? Michael Jackson told you in 1996 "…They don't really care about us!" But
 
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