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Lupe Fiasco – SLR2 – Kendrick Lamar & Jay Z {diss}

Lupe Fiasco responds to Kendrick Lamar‘s fighting words this track and 2 other – two tracks built to fire shots at the Compton MC; the latter is a continuation of Fiasco’s 2010 track “Super Lupe Rap.” Lupe Fiasco gains momentum toward the end of “SLR 2″, digging deeper into Kendrick’s display on Big Sean‘s “Control (HOF)” and dishing out a few of his thoughts on Jay Z‘s album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

And quote:
Took two sips of the holy grail then I backed up &I turned around & I bent over & pittoo’d shit.What do you think?
I love Jay, that’s my nigga. I feel sicker than a cruise ship

Now we all heard what he said, but what he said means we dead and that shit is insane.
He’s so crazy, look at the little baby.
Nigga you ain’t Nas, nigga you ain’t Jay-Z.
You will respect me, you will reject me,
But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me

SLR #1 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT8YO2ZvmPk

Yea, Lupe Fiasco is in a category of his own as he says and most other mainstream rap artists are not in his category… He is a genius writer and says WTF he wants. Love you Lupe!

I fcks w| Kenrick too tho! They are each in their own category.
See KUBE 93 for Summer Jam interview:
http://www.viewhiphop.com/76495/

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Arundhati Roy with Alice Walker and David Barsamian – Part 1

I heard a speech from this one today and she touched my heart.

The history of the Kashmiris is shrouded in mystery as is the history of other people in that region. Most Kashmir researchers are of the opinion that many inhabitants of Kashmir are descendants of the Lost Tribes who were exiled in 722 BCE. They wandered along the Silk Road into the countries of the East, Persia and Afghanistan until they reached the Kashmir valley and settled there.
Others say the wanderings began approximately 300 years later. The wanderers settled in Kashmir, kept their traditions until they were forced to convert to Islam when the spread of Islam reached the valley. The priest Kitro in his book, the General History of the Mughal Empire, said that the Kashmir people are the descendants of the Israelites.

Read more @ http://moshiach.com/tribes/ns/4.html

Video Part 2 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw3Lwj6imxo

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Blu Ivy Carter

Blu Ivy Carter

I am done with these ignorant lost black souls who have totally conformed to European (white) standards of beauty. A woman named Jasmine Tolliver of Brooklyn, NY started a petition on change.org titled: Comb Her Hair

Black people brainwashed to think being natural is a bad thing, makes one not beautiful or capable of being accepted in society… It is a sad reality to see our own people hating was is so deeply rooted in their blood – Afrikan.

I am glad to see, and is truthfully the first conscious thing Beyoncé and Jay Z as black artists has done is letting their daughter wear her hair in its natural state (no chemicals or multiple ponytails being pulled at her hair). I would like to think Solange Knowles had some type of influence as she is the epitome of a beautiful natural black sista.

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls

While listening to Feminist Magazine on http://www.kpfk.org they aired the story of this extraordinary woman.

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family’s decision to believe in their daughters — and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats.

http://feministmagazine.org/

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Forbes 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists in the World

Forbes 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists in the World

Sean “Diddy” Combs: Diddy sits at the top of the table. His net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $700 million. Over a period of just one year, Diddy has managed to add a whopping $120 million to his coffers.

This surge in income comes mainly from the acquisition of Revolt TV, his new music channel of which he is a majority shareholder, and his sharp business acumen.

Dr. Dre: Coming in second place, Dr. Dre is estimated to be worth $550 million. Dre pocketed much of his money this year because of a large stake in Beats By Dr. Dre, which he helped found in 2008 with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine.

Beats By Dr. Dre is at present the manufacturer of premium headphones and garners two-thirds of the global market.

Jay Z: He was in second place and has slipped down one spot. Jay Z has $520 million to his name, which isn’t half bad. It shouldn’t be forgotten that he is married to one of the richest singers ever, Beyoncé. If their net worth were to be combined, they’d be at the top of the richest most-anything couples list.

At present, most of his money comes from Roc Nation, his record label and management firm which recently acquired a sports agency.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams: His net worth is over $300 million. But, he has to share his fortune with his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams. They cofounded Cash Money Records 20 years ago and it continues to grow with a clientele list that includes Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil’ Wayne.

50 Cent: The bad boy of rap has a comparatively meager $100 million to his name. Most of his money came from the sale of a Vitamin water company in 2007. He has been trying to repeat that deal with companies like SMS and SK Energy beverages.

He also has plans to restart his music career by reclaiming full ownership of his G-Unit Records company and releasing a new album, “Animal Ambition” which is due to drop in June.

http://financialjuneteenth.com lessons from this story:

1) Most hip-hop artists become wealthy by exporting black culture to the white community. This is a controversial practice that can sometimes lead to the bastardization of black culture into something that it was never intended to be. So, the success of men who are able to exploit this opportunity should be taken with a grain of salt.

2) These men show that most of the money earned in the entertainment industry is earned on the business end. Performing might be how they opened the door, but it was the leveraging of their brands with corporate partners that got them over the top.

3) Be careful about encouraging young black men to try to emulate the success of these moguls. For every black male who succeeds at this level, there are a thousand others who only found economic ruin. Also, many of them have ingested many of the most problematic aspects of commercialized hip-hop culture, which might include excessive use of drugs and alcohol or a lifestyle leading to criminal behavior. It’s still debatable whether these men are getting rich by giving something good to the African American community.

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Scholarships Info App

Scholarships Info App

21 year old Christopher Gray, a Drexel University junior and CEO/Founder of Scholly, has found a way to make finding those scholarships easier.

Gray himself has been very successful in finding scholarship funds. He is known as the “Million-Dollar Scholar” after being awarded $1.3 million in scholarships.

Over the past three years, Gray has also helped other families manually scour through databases, and figured, “Hey, I need something that can help. There has to be a faster way.”

Gray developed the answer in the form of Scholly, an app that uses eight specific parameters, like state, GPA, or race, to instantly filter through a deep directory of scholarships available for the prospective student.

“It’s extremely simple,” says Gray and that ultimately was the goal.

Source: http://financialjuneteenth.com/amazing-student-creates-app-that-helps-college-students-get-money-for-college/

I am glad to see the creation of such an app by a young black man. This is the type of people our children should look up to. We need more light shed on positive black figures.

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Darren Rainey – Another Black Man Killed by Racist Pigs

Darren Rainey - Another Black Man Killed by Racist Pigs

Source: http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/darren-rainey/

The mentally-ill prisoner at the Dade Correctional Institution was forced him to stand in a tiny shower stall while being blasted by scalding hot water until his skin began to shrivel away from his body after he defecated in his cell. Fellow inmates say he begged for his life before collapsing in the shower.

“I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate.

The Florida’s Department of Corrections often comes up with cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards could place bets.

The Miami Herald reports that it was DOC Officer Roland Clarke who was on video placing Rainey in the shower at 7:38pm on June 23, 2012. Conveniently, the camera outside the shower “malfunctioned” right after Rainey was forced in. He was found dead at 9:30pm.

The facility then did its best to cover up the death. Sources say that it was alleged that Rainey had a heart attack, yet DOC refused to perform an autopsy. The official cause of death has never been announced. No one has been charged with the death of Darren Rainey.

“Two years is a very long time to wait to find out why your brother was found dead in a shower,” said Rainey’s brother, Andre Chapman.

This is the exact reason why even I as a BLACK WOMAN do not feel protected by these officers of the law. They are a majority of men and women (mostly men though) who get high off the power they are given over people lives. All it takes is 6 months (depending on what state you live in) to complete police training and you can be in charge of people lives.

CA police officers are some of the highest paid in the country. In the SF Bay Area police officers and Deputy Sheriff’s can easily earn $100,000 or more per year. Many departmental starting salaries in the SF Bay Area are $30-38 per hour. Other parts of the country pay significantly less, however their costs of living are also much less. The median expected salary for a typical Police Patrol Officer in the United States is $45,780.00

So officers are being paid quite well for such little training and the ability to practice racism, sexism, to torture and get away with murder as in this case. This country was built on racism and the hatred the white man (yes, I said the white man) holds against those who aren’t the same skin color will never cease unfortunately.