Beyond Prayer: The Black Church, Protest, and Progression

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“Let the world protest. The job of the church is to pray. Pray he succeeds. Pray that he doesn’t fail. We don’t have anybody in place to take over. Humble themselves and pray.”
~Donnie McClurkin on Donald Trump

Gucci Mane and the Power of Hip Hop Therapy

Gucci-Mane

I’m my best friend, and I’m my worst enemy, and no one else can hurt me unless I let them. Is you feelin’ me? ~Gucci Mane “Worst Enemy” (2009)

Stop Trying to Convince White People White Supremacy Exists

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“I don’t call myself a white supremacist. I’m a civil rights activists concerned about European-American rights.” ~David Duke, Member and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

Mask Off: Hip Hop, Opiates, and the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and Hip Hop

According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid abuse has reached epidemic numbers. Although the incidence of abuse and overdose have largely affected suburban communities, controlled prescription drugs have been seeping into Hip Hop culture for two decades.

13 Times Tupac Prophesied, Inspired, and Challenged Us to Be Great

Tupac Infinity

“When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know people stood on auction blocks and were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today?”
~Dr. Maya Angelou to Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice

7 Ways Hip Hop Culture Can Eclipse White Supremacy

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 “Whiteness is the process by which White people fail to recognise how race impacts their lives; White privilege is the personal benefits of living in a society where Whiteness is centred; and White supremacy are the political outcomes of this racial buffer.” ~Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied Sociologist & Swinburne University Research Fellow

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