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New York Sun writer is ignorant about hip hop

John McWhorter is an “author” who writes for the New York Sun. He’s got a book coming out called About the Beat: Why Hiphop Can’t Save Black America and in an effort to stir up some attention about it he’s written an article claiming that conscious hip hop is a myth. In his incredibly awkward […]

Politics

The Clinton Divorce

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a pretty interesting article about what they call the “Clinton divorce”. This will be what they see as the inevitable split with the party if Clinton is denied the nomination. Already we saw fractures appear in the way the party was dealing with the issue of […]

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South Africa is burning

This is absolute madness.  The LA Times (among many, many others) is reporting on the newest batch of violence gripping South Africa.  Apparently there has been a huge wave of anti-foreigner sentiment that started in Alexandria, a suburb/township near Johannesburg and has spread across much of Kwa-Zulu Natal and some of the Northern Areas of […]

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Senators say whether they’d agree to be vice president

TheHill.com has somehow managed to ask all 97 sitting Senators whether or not they would consider the VP nod from the presidential candidates. They’re reproduced (verbatim, they claim) the responses from all the Senators.  Here’s a couple of nice little jewels: Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) “Of course. Big house, big car, not much to do. […]

Music Politics

Cuba – Saviour of Hip Hop?

This article by TheMorningCall.com (don’t worry, I’ve never heard of it either) has a pretty informative examination of the Cuban hip hop scene. Like many places, young Cubans have always identified with the pretty revolutionary and socially critical nature of hip hop. Tanya Saunders (pictured at left) is a researcher at Lehigh University who’s been […]

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The Republican Super-Ticket: McCain/Rice

  I wrote recently that Democrats should have no problem retaking the White House come November, despite the protracted, occasionally nasty battle currently raging between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Perhaps I spoke too soon: a recent poll conducted by Marist College and WNBC reveals that a Republican ticket of John McCain and Condoleezza Rice would win New […]

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Zimbabwe opposition declares presidential victory

globeandmail.com: Zimbabwe opposition declares presidential victory In what is potentially life-changing news for a lot of people in the world, The Globe and Mail (among other news sources) is reporting that the opposition in Zimbabwe is declaring victory. Now that I’ve started writing this article, it seems as if the OFFICIAL results agree. That’s right, […]

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