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Dave East x Jay Electronica x 070 Phi – “No Hoodie” (Nothin’ To Lose)


Been a minute since I’ve been able to share some Hip-Hop for a cause. And this one is really worthy… and timely. Y’all know how cold it can get out there. Lyrically & poetically. But Hip-Hop cares. Showing and proving here. For the culture AND for those out in the cold. Read on.

Mass Appeal and non-profit organization, Hoodies For The Homeless, recruit Harlem rising star, Dave East and Hip-Hop heavyweight, Jay Electronica to release their first ever collaboration, “No Hoodie” (Nothin’ To Lose) ft. 070 Phi — now available on all streaming platforms. Together, the three artists join forces to create a compelling and passionate track as part of the ongoing initiative to tackle one of NYC’s greatest issues: homelessness.
Mass Appeal Records



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Dr. Claud Anderson Speaks On It Being ‘The Last Years’ For Black Folk To Get Empowered (Video)

Real talk from a man with real credentials. And sure, he has the ‘title’ of ‘doctor’… but Dr. Anderson does not ‘preach’ from on high; he talks to us. Lean in as he tells The Breakfast Club, and us, what needs to be said and heard! You won’t agree with everything he says (probably), but you will RESPECT his stance and mission. Trust.

Dr. Claud Anderson Discusses America’s Race Based Society, PowerNomics + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

This man is 85 years old? THIS Black don’t crack. Facts!!

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A Panel On Building Wealth & A Solid Credit Profile (Video)

Okay. Quiet as kept, Angela Yee (looking VERY cute in this by the way) is late to the financial get-money-keep-money gang game as far as content goes. C Tha God and DJ Envy been on it with the book sales and real estate moves (do your Googles).

Let’s get rid of this “Poverty Of Understanding” that has a lot of us in its grips, people! Angela and her guests speak on it.

Wealth Wednesday Tip Of The Day With Angela Yee & Stacey Tisdale Thanks To Self. How To Build Your Credit Profile.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Technology: How A.I. Is Making it Easier to Kill You (Video)

You know, if we invent the instrument(s) of our own destruction, it will be really hard for who or whatever is left to generate ‘pity’ for our species. Because it isn’t like we could not see it coming. Wow!

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here.
– The New York Times

Great (and very scary) perspectives shared, including showing how human history has held to a consistent theme with respect to the way we try to wage war ‘better.’

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Dr. Umar Is Tired Of Black Politicians’ Promises. He Wants To Hear Plans (Video)

The Democratic Party is a White Racist institution… So if you are married to the Democratic Party that means you are a part of their agenda…

And that is how the brother started this interview! Well, Dr. Umar has been this way since back in the school days. Facts. So listen, at least, because the brother has remained consistent. The good doctor has returned…

Dr. Umar Johnson On American Politics, Black Unity, Frederick Douglass Marcus Garvey Academy + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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‘Patriot Act’ Host Hasan Minhaj Speaks On Student Debt & Mental Health Issues (Video)

It’s a movement that we hope moves into the background and just becomes the norm. Hasan is talking what BoneBreaker Jones and I talk about from time to time… mental health. If you need help, get HELP (be strong enough to go get it; not weak) #TalkToSomebody

Hasan Minhaj Speaks On Mental Health Rights, Global Censorship, Social Media + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Politics: Wondering “Who is Richard Spencer?” Talib Kweli Explains (Video)

The father of Alt-Right, the term and the movement. Don’t know what that means? Worry not… well not about not knowing, because Talib Kweli narrates an explanatory clip above on that. But DO worry about this RACIST’S rise to power and his continued influence!

‘Hail Trump!’ — Richard Spencer is the unapologetic White supremacist who you probably watched get punched in the head. He’s also the man who coined the term ‘alt-right’ and planned the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that resulted in Heather Heyer’s death.

So how did this Pepe-The-Frog meme incarnate become the flag-bearer of American racism?

– NowThis News

And now he doesn’t think President Trump has gone far enough? Wow.

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Joell Ortiz – “Anxiety” (Prod. By Nottz) [Video]

So necessary! My brother BoneBreaker Jones and I used to have constant conversations about this. Get help if you need it. That’s just good sense, but historically we have been on some nonsense in our community when it comes to matters of mental health… dismissive and even destructive at times. That has to stop, and talk like what Joey O puts down on this Nottz-produced track must continue!

Mental Health awareness is more than just a hashtag or a month of the year dedicated to its cause. It’s an everyday issue. Millions of us struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD and many other forms of mental illness. I just want everyone to know that they should never feel ashamed or be afraid to ask for help. You’re not weak or crazy or a failure. You’re human. And humans aren’t perfect. We’re flawed and delicate. Speak to a therapist. Talk to a friend. Exercise. Diet. Meditate. Do whatever it takes. You’re worth it. Who knows… Your story may help someone else. Like me.
Joell Ortiz



– @ojones1

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Fab Boy Boochie With R.I.P. Bars For ‘Cupcake’ (Video)

Shout to Birmingham’s (Alabama) Fabboy Boochie (aka Charles Smith) for this timely rhyme I caught on the Facebook feed. I think we will all feel this one for a while. We should. We must do better by our children.

I can hear yours tears of joy from heaven outside my window you getting love ❤️ from all over the 🌍 I wish I could’ve been there to help you I hope you accept my apology 🧁💜 #imsorry 😢 #KeepSharing 🙏🏾
Charles Smith

We keep losing our babies in the most heinous ways. Recently, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was kidnapped from a party, and her remains were found a week later (more after the jump). Damn.


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Sports: NBA To Crack Down On Verbally Abusive Fans (Video)

Okay. I’m for this. I mean, I would hear the old argument, “That’s what they get paid millions for… to put up with fans’ outbursts.” But I was ALSO a proponent of once your mouth ‘writes that check’ that 6’7″ brother you slurred should get to ‘cash you out court side’ (fines issued on a case-by-case basis, of course). I mean, hey, ALL speech is free… but no one is free from the consequences (just saying).

Nowadays, though, why don’t we just mandate some decorum on both sides. If you don’t think your seat was worth what you paid for it, don’t feel like you can “get your money’s worth” with hateful heckling. Nah, son. That day is done.

I especially like that even a ‘borrowed’ season ticket seat can be lost if the borrower acts out of pocket.

Only potentials issue I see: No ‘instant replay’ in the stands. A lifelong fan losing that season ticket seat for a ‘misheard statement’… well, taking that L would hurt a fan working for $50K a year way more than that athlete who earned $5MIL last year.

Let’s see how this plays out. Let those players play in [relative] peace from now on.


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‘The Marion Stokes Project’ Looks At A Woman Who Recorded 30 Years Of How We Looked In American Media (Trailer)

Interesting. If the press, or media, provides a ‘first draft of history,’ what can we say about this lady… who recording EVERYTHING media?

For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day. A civil rights-era radical who became fabulously wealthy and reclusive later in life, her obsession started with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979—at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 as the Sandy Hook massacre played on television while Marion passed away. In between, Marion filled 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today and in the process tell us who we were.

A mystery in the form of a time capsule, RECORDER delves into the strange life of a woman for whom home taping was a form of activism to protect the truth (the public didn’t know it, but the networks had been disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history) and though her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, her extraordinary legacy is priceless.

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Killer Mike Declares, Loudly, That “Black People Aren’t Ready For Revolution!” (Video)

Killer Mike making the revolutionary rounds. Beating his drum for real revolution… and why we ain’t ready. SELF reliance is key. If revolution tears DOWN the system, but we are reliant ON the system, how will we survive the revolution?

Powerful share by Dr. Boyce Watkins.


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T.I., Killer Mike, And David Banner Speak On Community Building & Hood Economics (Video)

You’re already free. Now, act like it!
Killer Mike

Okay, ComplexCon got something here. I mean, that Revolt TV panel event (here) was pretty dope… but this panel event is FIRE!

Killer Mike joins friends Clifford “T.I.” Harris and David Banner for an honest conversation on the economic issues facing neighborhoods of color. The rappers-turned-businessmen share their personal perspective on the importance of buying back, rebuilding, and transforming those communities for the better. In the spirit of giving back, they also discuss the value in teaching kids how to better themselves, and the benefits of working a legitimate job instead of hustling.
– Complex


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Politics: Jeff Johnson Leads A Power-Packed Panel Of Pundits In Discussing Today’s Black Agenda And Campaign 2020 (Video)

This feels like what a TV station calling itself REVOLT should be doing with its platform, at least in significant part. Very varied viewpoints from and in the Black community are presented and explored here, which is a good thing. Folks (e.g. we and the people who want our votes) need to understand that we are not a monolith, a block, a sector, a checklist item, etc. for the campaign… nor do we necessarily ‘win’ when ‘our candidate’ (whatever that means) wins.

Go get a snack and a beverage, and come back focused. ‘Bout to be some real talk. Necessary talk!

T.I., Killer Mike, Candace Owens, Steven Pargett Of Trap The Vote, Katrina Pierson, & Tamika D Mallory have an open and honest conversation about politics, and the culture we live in today.

Be forewarned: You will get agitated and frustrated. Hang in there. Especially because there is thoughtful, useful insight shared EVERY TIME we get a chance to hear from Killer Mike. Much respect and respek on the name Michael Render!

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Epiphany Morrow Tells Us Who He Is & What It Is And Speaks On African-American Music Month (Video)

Yep. Count on me to stay up with the homie Piph and to keep y’all informed on the very worthwhile moves of dude.

Arkansas native and creative MC, Epiphany Morrow, better known as Big Piph, has a story to tell. Through his music, poetry and spoken word, Big Piph is sharing his story every night all around The Natural State.
– Arkansas Tourism

Repping Black Music, his home state, and The Hip-Hop Nation & Culture… to the WORLD! My dude 🙂


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It’s All About ‘Earth Over Mars’ & The Avengers For Hasan Minhaj On This ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Hmm… Watching an Avengers movie is like eating McDonald’s… you feel everything AND nothing at the same time. Interesting, Hasan. Interesting take.

The latest Deep Cuts combines bonus footage from the most recent tapings that we thought you deserved to see. When asked whether or not we should colonize Mars, Hasan brings the conversation back to Earth and questions why certain billionaires don’t focus on saving our planet before looking to another one. He also has an important debate with Phoebe Robinson about Toaster Strudels versus Pop-Tarts, reveals the most interesting person he’s interviewed, and addresses one of his character flaws.
– Patriot Act


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Talib Kweli Welcomes ‘Sophisti-Ratchet’ Angela Rye To The “People’s Party” (Video)

If the bridge can be Hip-Hop, cross it!

Are there two more ‘woke’ people (Kweli & Rye) in America today? Valid question…

On the latest People’s Party, Kweli sits down with political activist Angela Rye to discuss Hip-Hop’s influence on culture, their approaches to Twitter trolls, the impact of the 2016 election, and the need for people to better understand where they get their information.
– UPROXX Video


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Activism: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ “What To The Slave Is 4th Of July?” Speech (Video)

Yeah. Here are some real ‘fireworks’ for the 4th for y’all. The historic, convicting words of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass; brought to life by living legend James Earl Jones.

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” He was introduced by Zinn.
– Democracy Now!


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B Real Accepts Talib Kweli’s Invite To Join Him At The “People’s Party” (Video)

Talib Kweli and guest B Real (and super cutie Jasmine Leigh) talk about smoking, who B Real wants smoke with, Cypress Hill & Prophets Of Rage and more.

On the latest People’s Party, Kweli sits down with legendary Hip-Hop artist B Real to discuss Cypress Hill, Prophets Of Rage, gang life, and marijuana and cannabis activism.
– UPROXX Video

And they spoke on the accepted use of the N-word among brown people (esp. of Latin descent) who share a ‘Black experience’ in the hood. Good interview.

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Hasan Minhaj Welcomes Co-Host For The Day Phoebe Robinson To ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Another ‘aaaaww’ moment: Hasan & Phoebe (one of the ‘2 Dope Queens’) share a ‘pirate’ hi-five. They chop it up on this outtake clip.

Comedian and co-host of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson stopped by Patriot Act for another special edition of Deep Cuts. Watch as Hasan and Phoebe talk about rewriting the rules of comedy by challenging its norms, why so many White guys feel the need to run for President, and what topic Phoebe would pick if she had to host an episode of Patriot Act.
– Patriot Act

Whoa wait WHAT? Phoebe did SHOTS with Michelle Obama??!!?? DOPE!


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