Archive for the ‘Prison’ Category

Unless you have been in hiding, you have noticed the Census 2010 is in full swing now. From rapping commercials […]

And one of them is not the use of the word Negro which has BEEN appearing, including on the 2000 […]

Hip-Hop has been political, you just haven’t been paying it attention. My reflection on the Black August Hip-Hop Project.

The month of August has been the seat of many important events in the history of African people, particularly people […]

Why I didn’t jump up and talk about swimming pools or Skip Gates … and maybe why you may not as well.

The recent death of Chris Jones, attributed to a gang in suburbia has sparked more hysteria about the violence, gangs, and most importantly race without mentioning race.

This post will not be a lofty tribute to Brother Malcolm, if you would like to see one like that, check it out here. This will be a call to action, because that is one of the things El Hajj Malik El Shabazz was about. Today is a National Day of Action to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis and today I saw a heinous video of a young teenager brutalized by the Police of Toledo. I do not doubt that Malcolm would have been disturbed to action by both. Let’s honor him by doing the work!

So in bizarro world news yesterday, my phone and twitter started blowing up about the commuting of sentence that John […]

The Welfare Queen Redux

February 6, 2007 · 15 Comments

As I returned to my state of Michigan a few weeks ago, I was greeted with the image of a […]