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The 2014 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve?
Making time to volunteer for the 2014 MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on grabbing a paintbrush, mentoring a young person or helping to clean up a public space in the next few days, know that what you do makes a world of difference.
Still looking for a way to participate? Sign up to volunteer with a project in your area.
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HKR 08-07-2013: Ras Kass is one of the dopest lyricist to ever bless the mic and sadly he’s way underrated and not fully appreciated. His first two albums ‘Soul on Ice’ and ‘Rasassination‘ are considered underground classics. Later Ras went on to make a name for himself as being part of two super groups, one being the 4 Hrsemen featuring him, Kurupt, Killah Priest and Canibus. The other was the Golden State Warriors featuring him, Xzibit and Saafir.. Both projects looked promising but didn’t really take off the ground.
While Ras was generating major buzz as being a rhyme spitter not to test, he was sadly generating a lot of noise around record label politics. In fact the drama around his 3rd album Van Gogh seemed to overshadow his accomplishments. For the most part Ras was at war with his record label which was Capitol…
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In his own words explaining what he thought about Black women.
What this verdict means is that being black makes you more likely to be a threat so when asked by Joe Public to identify yourself and explain why you are outside as follows:
Don’t make eye contact
Apologize for making them feel as if their life is in danger
If event ends in the death of the black person then you must have done something wrong. A good nigger neither fights nor flees because causing a person to feel as if their life is in danger has its effects.
Now back to reality…
My parents made sure that we knew that there would be people who considered us as threat solely because of the color of our skin. To try to change their mind would be a waste of time. We were also taught to never start a fight but if someone hit us we were to hit them back. We were also taught that if we are doing nothing wrong then we were never obligated to answer any adult who questioned our identity or what reason we had for being there.
Like Trayvon, I will continue to never waste time by bowing down just so the next person won’t fear someone they never should have feared from the start.