Lil Wayne, the flag and selective outrage

The Internets almost got me. I heard rumblings about Lil Wayne’s flag desecration earlier in the day and decided to pass on seeing what the hoopla was about. I dig political speech from both sides of the left-right spectrum. Some is ridiculous, some is profound. In the case of Lil Wayne, despite the uproar, I…

Rosa Clemente: Let’s Get Free

Originally posted at The Well Versed If you want a dose of straight talk, count on Rosa Clemente to deliver. In 2008, Clemente was the Green Party’s Vice Presidential nominee, running with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Armed with a series of lessons learned from that historic year, Clemente sat down with TWV to talk about…

Callin’ Out Names: (Dis)Respect Your Elders

Callin’ Out Names will be resurrected at The Well Versed. Until 10.10.10, here’s a stroll down memory lane. From Hip Hop DX September 03, 2007 | Anthony Springer Jr With the state of Black America sinking further into the depths of all things negative, many people like to invoke the spirits of Martin Luther King…