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Michael Eric Dyson and I Discuss Hip-Hop and Education

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Last week, I appeared on the Michael Eric Dyson Show, where I discussed my new book, as well as the broader relationship between hip-hop and education. As always, Dyson asked brilliant questions and pushed me to think about my own project in different and interesting ways. To hear it, click[…]

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Live From Death Row

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The Politics of Office By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 5/16/09] There are many things to be learned by the nation’s most recent presidential election; some new; some old. In some ways, this election marked a new page in history, and as such, has had impacts and influences that were quite[…]

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On Sonya Sotomayor

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On Tuesday, President Obama formally announced his choice of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. The nomination, which should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Obama’s centrist politics, has quickly produced a range of feelings within the political community. While many on the[…]

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Are We Wrong To Critique Michael Vick?

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A nation of outraged lobster-boilers. Punishing Vick for our crimes By Shayne Lee As Michael Vick was released from prison last week, pundits of every variety were hitting the airwaves. They were questioning whether the former star quarterback is truly repentant for his so-called morally reprehensible operation of a dogfighting[…]

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