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$16 Billion Down the Drain

$16 Billion Down the Drain

by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu This summer and throughout the year our largest 150 African American organizations will convene their national conferences. They include the NAACP, Urban League, Operation Push, National Baptist, Omegas, Alphas, Kappas, Sigmas, Deltas, AKAs, Sigma Gamma Rho, and many more. I am honored that I will be speaking at many of them. […]

Top 5 Dead or Alive

Top 5 Dead or Alive

Ever since Pac and Big died, we’ve heard emcees constantly attempt to include themselves on the “Top 5 Dead or Alive” rapper list. Hip Hop fans have compared their personal Top 5 lists with those of their peers, debating about the merits and flaws on each others’ bill. While it’s definitely been fun to participate in the Great Hip Hop debate, I’ve found it more exciting to broaden the “Top 5 Dead or Alive” discussion to encompass history’s most revolutionary figures.

Why The N-Word, Saggy Pants, and Ignorant Rappers Won't Die

Why The N-Word, Saggy Pants, and Ignorant Rappers Won’t Die

If you’re a member of the Hip Hop Generation, three relentless fires have burned in your debate circle for the past two decades: the n-word, saggy pants, and ignorant ass rappers. For sure, you’ve been unable to escape the controversies surrounding these topics…

Haiti and Apocalyptic Politics

Haiti and Apocalyptic Politics

Watching the current rally calls and pledges of aid to Haiti as a result of this unfathomable natural disaster, I can’t help but to feel proud that citizens across the world feel compassion for our wounded brothers and sisters. This makes me smile, only not too bright.

FREE DOWNLOAD! The RE-education By REO The Emcee

FREE DOWNLOAD! The RE-education By REO The Emcee

REO The Emcee is the missing evolutionary link between Nas and Jigga. Today he offers to the world a musical masterpiece. The RE-education is on par with 50 Cent is The Future, Trap or Die, So Far Gone, and Man In The Mirror, as far as classic mixtapes go. It is equally infectious and indicative of a new star emerging on the Hip Hop horizon.

Tyler Perry: Cunning or Cooning?

Tyler Perry: Cunning or Cooning?

Nobody in Hollywood can hold a candle to Tyler Perry’s meteoric rise to stardom in the last decade. From niche market gospel plays to Black blockbuster bravado, Perry is the American Dream realized – a rags to riches phenomenon. Despite Tyler Perry’s cinematic and syndicated success, anchored in applying Christian family values to modern day strife, there are those who choose to label the brother a sell-out.

Rhymefest Announces Give It To Me Contest!

Rhymefest Announces Give It To Me Contest!

Grammy Award winning rapper, Rhymefest, is giving fans the opportunity to be featured on his highly anticipated sophomore album El Che. All unsigned emcees are encouraged to submit their hottest 16 bars to be considered for placement on the Scram Jones produced anthem “Give It To Me.” Ruby Hornet, in conjunction with Rhymefest’s new label home dN|Be Entertainment, will be accepting verses online beginning October 13th, 2009. Contestants will have until October 27th to submit their feature at RubyHornet.com.

ZEALE Drops The Microphone of Time

ZEALE Drops The Microphone of Time

Keeping up with the onslaught ZEALE just dropped off this heat rock of a mixtape (dubbed The Microphone of Time). If you care about pleasuring your ears make sure you download it HERE…. otherwise get your hearing aids warmed up as your auditory senses shall surely shut off after not being put to good use!

Death of Auto-Coon: The Movement

Death of Auto-Coon: The Movement

Negative images of Black culture in the media has finally pushed us over the edge. We’re fed up with the stupidity and ignorance. How much longer will we allow corporations to force feed the general public images of Negroes that do nothing more than degrade our race? While we do not feel there should be one monolithic thought process that persists in the Black Community, we feel the intelligence, sophistication, and ingenuity of our people should be broadcast for the World to see.

Why It Pays To Be a Dangerous Negro

Why It Pays To Be a Dangerous Negro

Dangerous Negro is changing the world. A young company founded by strong, intelligent black men, Dangerous Negro is shaking up the corporate power structure with empowered and intelligent apparel, designed to let you know that black men are no longer interested in scraping, bowing and “bojangling” to get ahead.

Make it Plain: Malcolm Day

Make it Plain: Malcolm Day

Check out our brethren, the Sons of Malcolm

Grilled Chicken as Reparations for Slavery!!

Grilled Chicken as Reparations for Slavery!!

…jk, just wanted to get your attention.  While reading one of the GREATEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN, I came across one of the best arguments in favor of reparations ever written: Consequently, while prior forms of White domination and exploitation of Blacks may have ceased and desisted, the economic injustices and inequalities they imposed continue unabated.  […]

Red or Blue Pill? Escaping The Matrix of Consumer Driven Capitalism

Red or Blue Pill? Escaping The Matrix of Consumer Driven Capitalism

Being the owner of a streetwear line, I try to stay semi-fresh… well at least when there’s a chance I might be seen by people outside my inner circle. Otherwise, I’m rather comfortable rocking my funky, old, grey sweatpants and a dangerousNEGRO tee. I’ve never gotten a rush out of spending exorbitant amounts of cash to impress others or fill a subconscious insecurity. This is not to say that I haven’t made any purchasing mistakes (uhh buying a brand new BMW 1 year into my professional career on the advice of my girlfriend). Like most Americans, I have succumbed to the pressure of “keeping up with the Jones’” from time to time. Even still, I realize that our current system of consumer driven capitalism has desensitized us to the world’s ills and shields us from what is most important in life.

Resegregation?

Resegregation?

More often than not, we tend to look at history and give the events and people in it a Godlike aura. We dare not question the success of yesterday or feel as blasphemers to our race. But what if the successes of today lay in just that, questioning the “successes” of yesterday? I say that […]

New Product: Black is the New President

New Product: Black is the New President

Commemorate this historic moment in time with this new shirt by dN|Be

Revolutionary Uniform Shirt

Revolutionary Uniform Shirt

AVAILABLE NOW IN THE LIMITED EDITION ONLINE STORE.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you know that military shirts are hot in these streets right now.  Get ready for battle with this new hotness from dN|Be Apparel.  Vote on this item at the bottom of the post… [polldaddy poll=1012029]