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Although he is not known for his politcal views, LL Cool J has put out a very intelligent song in which criticizes George Bush on several issues, including the war, healthcare and the economy. Kudos LL.

In response to the current billion dollar mortgage and foreclosure crisis throughout the United States, the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and mortgage industry executives have joined together to announce a joint initiative to provide solutions to this crisis for young Americans. According to the Center for Responsible Lending, foreclosures soared 75 percent nationally […]

The Government Provides Welfare for Corporations     As of this morning, the federal government has taken over two of the country’s largest home loan corporations for fear that their collapse would mean dire straits for millions of home-owners. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s mortgage contracts were so intertwined in the other parts of our financial system, […]

  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that there aren’t enough black Americans in the State Department. 

  On his weekly TV show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill addressed issues such as Sarah Palin’s secessionist past, Troopergate and media bias. Finally someone in the mainstream media is addressing these issues.   Watch It Here

Back when I was 5-going-on-6, me and my stepbrother Bilaal were both big Muhammad Ali fans. Now, the fact was the neither of us had ever seen him fight, but having gathered an approximation of what he stood for from all the seemingly responsible adults around us, we decided that yes, he was our champion […]

I read Cornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right […]

While the GOP spent all night trying to paint Barack Obama as an elitist, Cindy McCain’s outfit cost more than the combined income of Michelle and Barack Obama in 2004. In fact it would take 10 years of saving for the average American to afford her outfit.

In defense of criticism on Obama being only ‘half black’ or not black enough, Spike Lee said ‘One drop [of black blood], and you’re black. The truth is, every African-American is biracial. Go back far enough, and you’ll find the massah was in the slave quarters.’

The name of Detroit’s embattled mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, is seldom mentioned without the sobriquet “hip hop mayor.” Kilpatrick coined the phrase on the campaign trail, swept into office on a wave of support from young voters. He has continued to evoke it ever since—as have his critics, who now appear to far outnumber any remaining […]

A former police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died pleaded not guilty Thursday to a manslaughter charge. Scott Nugent, 21, also pleaded not guilty to a charge of malfeasance in office during his arraignment in court. The former Winnfield police officer was freed on $45,000 bond last […]

A farmer who threw the body of his fired worker into a lions enclosure is out on parole after less than three years in prison, South African media reported Thursday.