Rapper Jasiri X has a new video out that addresses the controversy surrounding the case of Marissa Alexander and the State of Florida’s seemingly backwards enforcement of the contentious Stand Your Ground Laws which came into prominence during the George Zimmerman trial.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday December 6, 2013 2:59 pm|
Nelson Mandela is truly a person of the ages whose impact cannot be understated.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Tuesday August 27, 2013 1:05 pm|
Earlier this month, in the verse tweeted round the world, Kendrick Lamar took the Internet by storm on Big Sean’s unreleased track “Control” by declaring himself–an artist originally from Compton- The King of New York.
Lamar’s debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” draws heavily from his upbringing in Compton so much so that after it’s release Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke of it’s importance stating;
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:05 pm|
In light of her decision, I checked in with Elon James White, founder of the award winning Podcast This Week In Blackness, and rapper Jasiri X, who in recent months had collaborated to give the Internet The 10 Frisk Commandments Remix, for their reactions.
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday June 15, 2011 7:10 pm|
One of the bits of local background noise you’ll be hearing during your Netroots Nation 11 weekend in Minneapolis will be on the looming state government shutdown. There are at least a couple of ways one could fight back against this sort of asshattery: March on down to the State Capitol and make yourself heard, or show your support for two groups that Republicans seem to hate more than anyone else: poor people and brown-skinned people. Luckily, there’s a really easy way for you netrootsers to do the latter (and tweak the noses of some corporatist Dems as well)…