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The Establishment's Blog – May 2013 Archive (9)

Petite Noir 'Noirse" Deptford Goth REMIX

We recently share Noirse from South African artist Petite Noir. The fun loving romance of a song has gotten remix with a slowed down, aethereal creation from Deptford GothWe'll show you our secrets, all right! Take a…

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Added by The Establishment on May 31, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Students Protest School Closings in Philadelphia

By: Lindsey Rand, AFROPUNK Contributor 

On May 17th thousands of Philadelphia area students walked out in protest of the large budget cuts that are cutting many extra curricular programs from…

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Added by The Establishment on May 30, 2013 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

What does "I support the troops" mean to you?

What does "I support the troops" mean to you? Is the phrase overused? Earlier this year, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore wrote in a piece in The Huffington Post: "Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't". Read some f the excerpts below and let us know what you think:

"I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces."…

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Added by The Establishment on May 27, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

Michael Clarke Duncan's Grave vandalized by Racists

A family friend was visiting the grave of Michael Clarke Duncan when she noticed a figure of a cartoonish black face attached to the center of his tome, TMZ reports.
 
The unidentified friend says she stopped by Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, Calif.,…
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Added by The Establishment on May 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

"Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally"

This week Chicago decided to go ahead with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 49 public schools in effort to combat the decreasing and highly inefficient budget. This kind of decision is easy to make when you don’t have to put a face to…

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Added by The Establishment on May 23, 2013 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

Lauryn Hill's Neurotic Society Lyrics

After the release of Ms. Hill's new single 'Neurotic Society' a few days back we started to really listen to the (fast and manic) lyrics. It's a wild thing to do. Both sonically and also the recent decision of Lauryn being sent to prison for 3 months, although she managed to settle her…

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Added by The Establishment on May 9, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

An Open Letter from Assata Shakur

My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy…

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Added by The Establishment on May 9, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Artists Join Forces For 'Migration Is Beautiful' Campaign

Kimya Dawson, Chuck D, The Roots, Tom Morello, Alice Walker, Junot Diaz, W. Kamau Bell, Rosario Dawson, Favianna Rodriguez and many more signed the "Migration Is Beautiful" artists' statement on immigration reform.

Check out their statement below and let us know what you think.

More info and petition at http://migrationisbeautiful.com.
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Added by The Establishment on May 8, 2013 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list

Former Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur is the first woman to be added to the FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list, with a $2 million reward offered for her capture. Hiphopandpolitics published an opinion piece stating: "Can you imagine if the FBI was this diligent about going after Wall Street Bankers who defrauded millions of…

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Added by The Establishment on May 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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