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Latinos Converting To Islam (Documentary)

What so-called religions that promise ‘salvation’ can truly forget is the SAVING. What the dude says in here about why he converted to Islam, how it truly SAVED him… He was not speaking of a ‘magical’ event or a sudden ‘newness’ feeling (set to orchestral music or something). Rather, he was speaking of Islam SAVING his life in an UNDERSTANDABLE way that brought joy to his soul and meaning to his life. ‘Survival mode’ to a ‘revival’ by way of the Quran.

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in America. VICE’s Lee Adams travels to Houston Texas, the home of America’s first Islam in Spanish center, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current political climate might be related.

Another great VICE documentary.

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We’re Seeing More And Bigger Black Movies, But Are African Americans Making Any Real Gains In Hollywood? (Video)

Hmmm… did anyone see the Steve Harvey-esque goof on the announcement for “Moonlight” winning The Oscar? This ‘New Hollywood Diversity Report’ segment on Roland Martin’s show might put that mistake in a different light. It’s kind of like there’s less hate for Black people in Hollywood… Now they just aren’t really paying us much mind. No shots, no hate, just saying.

The fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report is out, and while there has been some improvement, Black people are still trailing behind their white counterparts in many ways.
Roland Martin

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Dumbfoundead – “Safe” (Video)

Shots fired. I’mmo reload!

In a word: Wow! OkayPlayer gets the credit for spotlighting Dumbfoundead. The Korean-American emcee takes to the mic (and above visual) to call Hollywood on [more of] its bullsh!t. We heard about the ‘lack of Black’ at The Oscars. But dude pointed out that the most ‘Yellow’ you saw then was the award statue.

BURN! Hollywood burn!

After the last Academy Awards and the regular whitewashing of Hollywood roles, I wrote this song and made this video to add my piece to the conversation. If you have any experiences or stories about this issue join the discussion at

You can actually get this single at iTunes.


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Countdown To 2042: Talib Kweli

By 2042 the U.S. is expected to become the most diverse it’s ever been racially speaking. The way the demographics are going, the U.S. will not have an ethnic majority. The team over at TheMMXLII interviewed Talib Kweli about growing up in the “melting pot” of Brooklyn and what diverse communities can teach us about self-identity and heritage. It’s the power of diversity
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Mannie Fresh Speaks On Working With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Diversity In Hip Hop (Video)

‘Whilst in New Orleans for Essence Festival 2012, SoulCulture TV sat down with DJ and prolific former-Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh at the House of Blues to discuss his hometown, commercial Hip-Hop’s need to diversify, his thoughts on the Southern scene, what it’s been like working with Kanye West and the crew on “Cruel Summer,” and Lil Wayne’s work ethic. He had a lot to say.’

SoulCulture Media

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