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Rosa Alicia Clemente is an Afro-Latinx political commentator, community organizer, independent journalist, and 2008 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate.
[highlight] * Policemen are institutionalized to fear Black men * Every day, I fear that my husband, a Black man won’t come home because of NYPD * We need a national movement against police brutality [/highlight] A few hours after three New York City police detectives killed 23-year-old Sean Bell and wounded Trent Benefield
The Source sexual harassment trial vindicates Kim Osorio to the tune of $15.5 million. Interview by Rosa Clemente On October 24, Kimberly Osorio, The Source‘s editor in chief from 2002 to 2005, won $15.5 million in a workplace lawsuit against the hip-hop monthly. Along with colleague Michelle Joyce, she’d filed a complaint with the Equal
I was raised in the Catholic Church. From the moment I was placed under this religious institution, I was put in a situation where my savior would never look like me. For me Jesus Christ was a white men with blond hair and blue eyes. Much of my high-school years were spent going to church
A hip hop activist argues that the proposed revisions to New York’s draconian drug laws don’t come close to constituting meaningful reform. [blockquote] “We should be ashamed of ourselves. Rockefeller drug reform – ha! – I don’t think so.” – State Sen. Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan)[/blockquote] While many are praising the recent reform of the Rockefeller
Dead Prez blazed into hip hop in 1998 with the politically-charged single, “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop.” Their Let’s Get Free album spoke about Black self-determination in a way no one else was doing at the time, in hip hop or out. They were signed to Loud Records, but got screwed when Loud closed its