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Cowboys of Compton

AMV BBDO London and director Henry-Alex Rubin have developed new advertising for Guinness that profiles the Compton Cowboys, young men who’ve managed to break the cycle of violence and fear in the inner city of Compton. They’ve added purpose and meaning to their lives by caring for horses. In turn, the guys serve as beacons of peace for others as …

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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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