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Kamaiyah – A Good Night In The Ghetto (Documentary)

Earlier this year, Oakland rapper Kamaiyah dropped her debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto. Now, she’s shared a new documentary of the same name that films the run-up to her first headlining gig in support of the project. Directed by Chris Simmons, it follows Kamaiyah around East Oakland as she recounts stories from her life, including what it was like to …

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RARE 1994 THROWBACK: Tupac Shakur RAW Interview Outside NYC Courthouse

In November 1993, Shakur and others were charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. Shakur denied the charges. According to Shakur, he had prior relations days earlier with the woman that were consensual (the woman admitted she performed oral sex on Shakur). The complainant claimed sexual assault after her second visit to Shakur’s hotel room; she alleged …

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A Look At The Damage Caused By The Hurricanes

The world was shaken this past month as back to back Hurricane hit parts of the U.S and beyond. Many had been ordered to evacuate in Parts of Texas only to come back and find their homes ripped apart and their most treasured belongings buried beneath pounds of rubble and debris. The heartbreak of families was not enough to stop …

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A Former Baltimore Cop Explains Why Police Target Black Men

“This past year has seen an enormous amount of attention paid to the toxic divide between police departments and the poor, black communities they serve. One thing we’ve learned is that tribal loyalty often prevents police officers from criticizing each other or their departments publicly—and at least sometimes, they lie when one of their own faces charges of misconduct. That’s …

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Video: The Murder of David Josiah Lawson

David Josiah Lawson was a sophomore at Humboldt State University who was senselessly slain at an off campus party Easter Weekend 2017. It has now been five months and no one is currently in jail for his murder. The suspect, 23-year old Kyle Zoellner who was arrested at the scene, was released three weeks later due to a “lack of …

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Hip-Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism

“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 …

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1971 SPECIAL REPORT: “COMPTON, BLACK CITY”

“For many years, Compton was a much sought-after suburb for the black middle class of Los Angeles. This past affluence is reflected in the area’s appearance—Compton’s streets are lined with relatively spacious and attractive single-family houses. However, several factors have contributed to Compton’s gradual decline. One of the most significant factors was a steady erosion of its tax base, something …

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