THE TERRIBLE BEAUTY OF HIP HOP!

The Terrible Beauty of Hip Hop, her flaws perfect her. I recall as if it were yesterday the excitement I felt having first heard her voice. It sent shockwaves through the community as if the gospel. It was powerful! And had been long awaited as it had traveled through history to arrive. African Spirituals had …

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WHAT’S UP WITH THIS EVERYBODY REFERRING TO THEMSELVES AS NIGGAS?

Undeniably, the N-word is powerful. It is explosive with an emotional range that can go from love to hate at the drop of a dime. It is a word that I personally struggle with. There was a time in my younger days when I felt an overwhelming sense of euphoria in greeting and being greeted …

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