Monday, August 27, 2012

Harry Belafonte Calls Out Jay-Z and Beyonce for Selfishness | Kulture Kritic | Kulture Kritic

Harry Belafonte Calls Out Jay-Z and Beyonce for Selfishness | Kulture Kritic | Kulture Kritic

"The rule is simple:  If you’re rich, we love you.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a former crack dealer (Jay-Z), brag about murdering women and children (Lil Wayne) or sleep with middle school kids on the weekends (R. Kelly).  Money is used to wash away all sins, and people are quicker to disrespect an icon like Harry Belafonte than they are to challenge celebrities to do more than tweet pictures of their newborn baby."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

RHYME AND PUNISHMENT - Official Trailer



worth watching.

From Sweatshop to Hip-Hop - COLORLINES

From Sweatshop to Hip-Hop - COLORLINES

"The formula seemed unbeatable: white models + brown workers = mega-profits."  i don't know about you, but i'm interested in some sweatshop-free hip hop!!  some true liberation music!!  what the hell is a self-proclaimed revolutionary emcee doing wearing this shit along w/the essential part of their uniform, nikes!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lupe Fiasco feeds Chicagoans in food deserts

Lupe Fiasco feeds Chicagoans in food deserts

Lupe Fiasco - Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey [Music Video]



"Pills with million side effects, Take them when the pain felt. Wash them down with diet soda, killing off your brain cells"

Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad (Official Video)



this brother is brilliant!!  you must connect w/this Lupe Fiasco song/video/MESSAGE if you haven't already and please share this w/the youth (who don't already know) and the misguided/manipulated adults that support/consume/perpetuate this toxic ish spewed through the mainstream!  you know what?!  share this w/everyone so they can insure that this SOLID message reaches everyone.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

"You know hip-hop has become a universal language when indigenous peoples from the Andes use art forms developed by African-Americans in the south Bronx to contest power structures in Paris. It's not only that indigenous hip-hop represents the cosmopolitan, pop face of ancestral cultures. It is that hip-hop has become a tool to sing other worlds into existence, contributing alternative imaginaries in the pursuit for more, better democracies."

VEGETARIAN ELITE: Comedian and Activist Dick Gregory



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Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video] - COLORLINES

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video] - COLORLINES

Fiji Water: Spin the Bottle | Mother Jones

Fiji Water: Spin the Bottle | Mother Jones

"Nowhere in Fiji Water's glossy marketing materials will you find reference to the typhoid outbreaks that plague Fijians because of the island's faulty water supplies; the corporate entities that Fiji Water has—despite the owners' talk of financial transparency—set up in tax havens like the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg; or the fact that its signature bottle is made from Chinese plastic in a diesel-fueled plant and hauled thousands of miles to its ecoconscious consumers. And, of course, you won't find mention of the military junta for which Fiji Water is a major source of global recognition and legitimacy."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Plastics In Us



good thing my plant-based diet is devoid of consuming plastic as demonstrated in this informative short video.  however, we should all go on a plastic-free diet w/regards to buying products (food or otherwise) wrapped in plastic.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women And Hip-hop

interesting, though i loathe b.e.t. know if this film is any good? i'm now half-way through this plastic/water-downed documentary and they f'd the time-line up regarding lil' kim and foxy vs. l. boogie--went from mc lyte and latifah to the "sex symbols." what?! what about Bahamadia or LIN QUE AKA ISIS (X CLAN) or heather b.? this shit is most definitely a Black Exploitation Television product!!