Gil Scott Heron

The Military Coup in Egypt: Requiem for a Revolution That Never Was

Submitted by Ajamu Baraka on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 22:55

by Ajamu Baraka

In the two-and-a-half years between the ouster of Mubarak by the Egyptian military and the ouster of President Morsi by that same military, no revolutionary process occurred. Yet, “the emotional response to seeing hundreds of thousands of people on the streets seems to have created a case of temporary insanity,” an imagined revolution in which the “military and the people are one.”

From Paul Robeson to Dwayne Carter, Jr. “Lil’ Wayne”

Submitted by Wilmer J. Leon III on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:14

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

Lil' Wayne may be a big name in hip hop music, but he's a moral and intellectual lilliputian who trivialized the murder of Emmett Till “ by using it to make sick, caviler, sexist, and misogynistic references to women.” If you are in need of a strong Black male role model, Paul Robeson is your man.

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