All Articles Tagged "Dead Prez"

Message Music: Songs That Say Something

September 29th, 2011 - By SisterToldja
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We debate constantly about the grim images in the music we listen to and how it tends to have a negative impact on our youth and even how adult men and women relate to one another. It’s good to take a moment to reflect on some of those tunes that are designed to make us feel good (and maybe even think a little bit). Here are a few of our favorite tunes driven by positive messages…let us know which ones we may have forgotten to include!

Songs to Inspire and Uplift Black Women

April 29th, 2011 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Cartoon by Tom Burgos

With all the songs folks request on the radio, watch as videos and dance to in the club, you’d think they would be uplifting to black women. Well, you guessed wrong. If we’re not getting called hos and being told to drop it and shake it and bounce it every five minutes in a song, other black women are calling each other hos, or doing the dropping, and shaking and bouncing in little to no clothing in YouTube videos seen by millions. But not everybody goes out of their way to degrade black women in music. Some people have proclaimed their love for chocolate (of all shades) sistahs out there and have done so in an eloquent manner. You already know we love “Brown Skin Lady” from Black Star, now check out some of the other tracks that put shower us with praise. Feel the love ladies!

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