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Mic Pro’s – Grant Parks feat. El Da Sensei, Internal Quest, Phil G. & DJ Hush

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Reek Da Villian – Hammer Dance – Freestyle

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Where is Black Twitter? In the back of Twitter like the back of the bus

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By Torrance Stephens

I first signed up for Twitter in 2006. I used it rarely as a means of contacting other bloggers. I left it alone for a while because all I shared was what I read in newspapers and my blog post. I didn’t like it at the time because in order to do such, I had to copy and paste, and that was time consuming. At first I followed other bloggers, but as the social outlet evolved, I began to follow less people and more news sources, publications and outlets. I really got involved when the tweet meme became prevalent and more common, allowing me to share what I read, as I did initially without actually going on twitter just by clicking on a little green button.

Twitter is a valuable tool and fits into the premonitions proffered by Gil Scott Heron when he orated that “You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, /Skip out for beer during commercials, /because the revolution will not be televised.” For if there is to be another revolution, we have already seen the impact social media like twitter can play. In Egypt for example findings from the newly released second edition of the Arab Social Media Report by the Dubai School of Government provided empirical data that Twitter as well as facebook “abetted if not enabled the historic region-wide uprisings of early 2011.” Not to forget that use of social networking sites assisted in helping activist organize and bring attention to efforts that eventually led to the destruction of decades of autocratic rule in Egypt and Tunisia and publicity to public malcontent pertaining to the regimes in Syria, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain. Read more…

Future “Pluto” Album Release Day Recap

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The Voice’s Vicci Martinez to Perform at 37th Gracie Awards Gala~May 22 Beverly Hilton Hotel

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.usAlliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter and Universal Republic Recording Artist Vicci Martinez, a top-four finalist from season one of The Voice on NBC, will perform at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 22, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Gracie Awards(also known as “the Gracies”) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media.  The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

When Vicci hits the studio or the stage, she nods to soulful folk and classic rock with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything.  Vicci’s talent for writing honest, heartfelt songs will be showcased on her forthcoming debut album for Universal Republic Records, VICCI.  On a recent appearance on season two of The Voice, Vicci performed her new single “Come Along” in an unforgettable duet with The Voice coach Cee Lo Green. Read more…

Twista “Kush Rhymes”

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Kirko Bangz gives advice & talks game-plan to staying relevant in the industry on #SwayInTheMorning

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FKi x Iggy Azalea – I Think She Ready

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Stand Your Ground, Domestic Violence and Black Ballerinas: Melissa Harris-Perry Talks Black Women

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By Denene Millner

Post image for Stand Your Ground, Domestic Violence and Black Ballerinas: Melissa Harris-Perry Talks Black Women Have I told you lately how much I super heart Melissa Harris-Perry?  Her self-titled show on MSNBCgives me life—not just because the Tulane professor is absolutely brilliant, but because she is one of the rare TV political analysts who actually talks masterfully—and gives a doggone—about issues affecting women in general and women of color in particular. Such was the case this past weekend, when she featured ballerina Misty Copeland and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins in a discussion about the importance of the arts for black children, and dedicated a significant portion of her show to the pathetic Stand Your Ground law that threatens to send Florida domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander to prison for 20 years for firing a warning shot as her husband attacked her.

I don’t always get to tune into Melissa’s Sunday morning show—sometimes, church calls. But when I do watch, I’m consistently tickled by the subjects she chooses and the mastery, wit and humor she brings to the discussion. She won me over months ago when she spent almost the entirety of her show talking to a panel of African American and Latina mothers about our value—our purpose in the upcoming presidential elections, and why our struggles make us a key voice that politicians need to pay attention to. Sure, some of my MSNBC favs, like Rachel Maddow (I’m a total Maddow stan) and Ed Shultz train their laser-sharp analysis on issues relevant to our every day lives, but there’s something to be said for the nuanced perspective that comes when a smart black woman brings her experiences and thought process to the table. Read more…

ON MY PIVOT Starsky feat Troy Ave (Directed by Scenario TMA)

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Lil Chuckee- Wop

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Ryan Leslie – “Rain in Australia” Promo

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