I penned the foreword to this book, written by a soldier in Iraq who was booed at the Republican Presidential debate for daring to ask the candidates whether they would reimplement Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell if elected. It was a shameful moment for our nation, to ridicule a hero so. But Stephen Snyder-Hill took that incident and grew stronger from it, and has written a powerful book about his experiences as a gay soldier now on the front lines of the battle for marriage equality. Recommended reading for all.
"Hip and Hop is more than music;
Hip is the knowledge;
Hop is the movement;
Hip and Hop is intelligent movement;”
Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism | YourWorldNewsFilms
This is version one of the brand new documentary corporations won’t want you to view and study. If you are upset at the way corporations have co-opted Hip Hop and re-sold it in the most racist, hyper-violent, and misogynistic ways possible, then this is a film you must watch. Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism: Why Corporations Infiltrated RAP Music is an incredibly powerful and in-depth film focusing on the nefarious role corporations have played in co-opting Hip Hop music (RAP), suppressing socially and politically progressive messages, while creating and promoting the most racist, misogynistic and hyper-violent images.
Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism: Why Corporations Infiltrated RAP Music exposes seldom discussed facts regarding the relationship between Hip Hop and Corporations. This film features Hip Hop artists like: Narubi Selah, Capital-X, The Welfare Poets, Jasiri-X and media activists like: Rosa Clemente, Dr. Jared Ball, Paul Porter and Solomon Comissiong.
This documentary also showcases a ton of Hip Hop footage that places its focus in brilliant context for viewers. To say this film is a “MUST SEE” might be an understatement. This film should be used as a tool to mobilize, galvanize and organize communities to reject corporate black Hip Hop, create alternative media and to support Hip Hop artists whose music uplifts, empowers and educates its audiences.
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The news: Christian Parrish Takes the Gun. Remember his name.
The Apsáalooke American Indian hails from the Crow Nation Reservation near Billings, Mont., and on March 21, the MTV Iggy blog named him Artist of the Week from among hundreds of competitors.
What makes him special? Well, he raps under the name “SupaMan,” he sings, he makes crazy drum loops, he’s a champion powwow fancy dancer and sometimes, if you’re lucky, he does all four at the same time.
Just got done running around the lake. I walked a portion of it on my way back home. It’s dark here, but there is just enough light from the street lamps and the chain of Christmas-like bulbs branching from post to post on the sidewalks that a silhouette casts over the water. It sits like a net…
"His zeal in the cause of freedom was infinitely superior to mine… Mine was as the taper light; his was as the burning sun. I could live for the slave; John Brown could die for him."
I don’t know enough about John Brown.
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My dad loves marzipan so he knows it is the one sweet he can buy without me asking for a bite. But even though I don’t like eating it, I love the smell of it. Sweet and almondy. This scrub is super sweet and easy to create, and apart from the almond essential oil I bet you have the rest of the ingredients in your cupboard. Just try not to eat it, it will be much better on your skin!
Standing in the hardware store the other day, I found a stand of balsa wood. I told my dad that I wanted some. Why?, he asked. I don’t know, I replied, I just like balsa wood. And who knows when I would find the perfect project for it? And then look - here is not only the perfect thing I’ve been looking for for my mantle piece, but it’s made from balsa wood! See, I’m not crazy (though I may be a hoarder). If you’ve never used balsa wood before, you will love it. It’s so soft that you can cut it with a craft knife, it’s light weight and if need be, you can make a model airplane out of it.