Archives for June 2008
In the year 2000 one of the most controversial elections in United States history took place, as Governor George W. Bush faced former vice president Al Gore for the presidency. The race was so close that it forced a recount, which reared contested results. Though Gore won the popular vote, Bush walked away with the […]
Lots of Hip-Hop news this month. In no particular order, weigh in on these updates from three Hip-Hop veterans: Nas’ controversial album entitled Nigger was renamed “Untitled” because of creative differences with his record label. Nas dropped The Nigger Mixtape with DJ Green Lantern on June 9th. I’m listening to it right now, it’s pretty […]
This month’s interview is with world-renowned actor, Bill Cobbs. You may recognize his face from any one of the 100-plus plays, films or television shows he’s been involved in over the last 30 years. This month we discuss his priorities as an actor and a community activist. Check it out here or just watch the […]
There’s been much ado in the outrageosphere recently about the appropriateness of depicting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee as a monkey. Obama supporters look backwards, pointing to the long history of the simian slur in the racist iconography of African-descended peoples. Conservatives counter that if it’s fair game to depict Bush as a monkey, it […]
Throughout Nas’ illustrious career as a Hip-Hop artist, his message could be described as conflicted. Over the years we’ve seen a side of Nas that is misogynist, pugilistic and violent but we’ve also seen a side of Nas that is conscious, spiritual and even sensitive. But one thing any Hip-Hop enthusiast can say about Nas, […]
Senator Barack Obama has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic party nomination today. His campaign was energized by a rush of superdelegate endorsements which, in conjunction with delegates won in South Dakota and Montana, will push him past the 2,118 threshold. Former President Jimmy Carter and Rep. James Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in […]
Bo Diddley 1929-2008 Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Bo Diddley passed today surrounded by friends and family at his home in Archer, Florida. The rock ‘n’ roll/R&B pioneer was 79 years old.