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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Michigan: On tuesday The Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities. The ruling leaves in place a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative where voters ended race-based admissions at state schools, and means racial preferences won't soon return to the University of Michigan—or any other public university in states that have chosen to end the practice.

Easter Weekend Shootings In Black Communities: During the Easter weekend there was a rash of shootings in black communities in different cities in the nation. There were 45 shootings on what was supposed to be a holy and religious weekend- 9 of which were fatal. 5 of the shooting victims were children between the ages of 11 to 15. In The Washington DC area it is a black family tradition to visit the zoo on Easter Sunday. The violence was so out of hand, there was even a shooting at the zoo. There was even a drive by shooting in front of a church were an 11 year old girl was shot exiting the church. What ever happened to the Stop The Violence Movement in Hip-Hop? It's needed now more than ever.

Holla If You Hear Me: There is now a new Broadway musical dedicated to the late Tupac Shakur. It is a non-biographical play that is centered on Tupacs lyrics and music. It is a story about friendship, family, revenge change and hope. Inner city life is being analyzed in this play that highlights the struggle for peace against the daily challenges of life in the hood. The music and poetry of Tupac is woven into this tale about the realities of street life.


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