DeMar DeRozan Hangs Out with Q + D | Knuckleheads S7: E5

As the song goes, “My city love me like DeMar DeRozan.” Whether that be SoCal, Toronto or Chicago, DeMar comes through with the word on this week’s episode of Knuckleheads. The 4x All-Star details his journey from Compton to becoming the face of the Toronto Raptors. He gets into what it was like seeing the Raptors win, what he learned under Coach Popovich, and why he’s so excited to be on the Chicago Bulls. And you won’t want to miss some never before heard (and Drake-approved) bars. Tune in, y’all!

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Crime Prediction Software Promised to Be Free of Biases. New Data Shows It Perpetuates Them

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Just think if someone hadn’t stumbled on to this ineptitude on securing their servers which is a whole nother issue… this is the epitome of programmed bias when we know ofays do more crime than anyone…

Millions of crime predictions left on an unsecured server show PredPol mostly avoided Whiter neighborhoods, targeted Black and Latino neighborhoods.

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Black Google Employee Explains Experience With Security: Report

No one seems to like “black” techies….

 

A Black Google employee said he was stopped by security at his job after someone reported him. 

Angel Onuoha, who is an associate product manager at the company and a recent Harvard University graduate tweeted that he was stopped by security staff who didn’t believe he worked for the company, Forbes reported.

“Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee,” Onuoha said in the viral tweet posted on September 20. “Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge.”

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Failure To Disclose – The Appeal

12 ain’t worth a dime… never was…..

 

Despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct, law enforcement agencies in the state are still fighting records requests.

 

This story was produced in partnership with Oaklandside, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on Oakland, California. 

More than two years after the passage of a California law that rolled back secrecy on decades of law enforcement misconduct and use-of-force records, agencies throughout the state are failing to comply. Among the agencies that have not disclosed records are the California Highway Patrol, the Oakland Police Department, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, who are being sued over noncompliance with Senate Bill 1421, the 2018 law authored by state Senator Nancy Skinner. The legislation made public several categories of records—including investigations of police shootings, uses of force resulting in great bodily injury, and cases in which officers were disciplined for sexual misconduct and dishonesty—all previously deemed off-limits by the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights.

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Talib Kweli & Madlib Talk ‘Black Star II,’ Gibbs, Dilla, Doom, & Fav Producers | People’s Party Full – YouTube

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with legendary DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper:

The Bad Kid, The Beat Konducta, The Loop Digga, Quasimoto…

MADLIB

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Godcast Episode 161: Warren G – YouTube

 

Yanadameen Godcast episode 161: OG Warren G enters the cipher and drops jewels: Witnessing NWA’s rise as a kid, growing up with Dr. Dre, the positive influence Suge Knight had on west coast hip hop, Nate Dogg’s contributions to the G-Funk era.

Godcast Episode 161: Warren G – YouTube

Why I Can’t Celebrate Kwanzaa

This is pretty much how I feel… even though I ain’t much for celebrations and all that…. we can party when the war is won…

 

I don’t do Kwanzaa. I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me.

It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect human right to adopt or make up the cultural and religious practices that suit them. Rastafarianism, Voudon, Santería, and Candomblé all borrow from multiple traditions, as does Islam from Judaism and Christianity, and Christianity from Judaism, Greek and Roman sources, and so on. So I have no quarrel whatsoever with those who celebrate and find value in Kwanzaa.

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Souls Of Mischief – Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief (Full-Length Documentary)

Til Infinity is a full-length documentary celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief album 93 Til Infinity. With over 50 interviews with notable MC’s, producers, and DJ’s Til Infinity offers a retrospective and in-depth look at the famed Hieroglyphics crews landmark 1993 debut album. Oakland, California filmmaker Shomari Smith interviewed the entire Hieroglyphics collective while traveling across the country to capture intimate dialog with hip hop notables. http://vevo.ly/kNy0Ta

Souls Of Mischief – Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief (Full-Length Documentary) – YouTube