Is Ebola A Form Of Population Control?

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Shout out to Chris Brown!

This is something that has already been on the minds and hearts of people all over the place. But, basically like Chris Breezy said, it seems like Ebola is some new form of population control – at least that’s what conspiracy theorist say. Now, it has not reached epidemic proportions yet, but the only people dying are in Africa. The other person here in America that died is BLACK. All the white folks are alive like a MF! On top of all that, it seems like AIDS and Ebola have some stuff in common.

(WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The viruses that cause AIDS and Ebola, two deadly, contagious and highly feared diseases, spread through the body using the same mechanism, U.S.-based researchers said on Friday.

The researchers, led by Dr. Paul Bieniasz of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at New York’s Rockefeller University, said they…

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Neuroscientist & Psychiatrist Are Promoting Using Hip Hop To Treat Mental Illness

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(AllHipHop News) For all the negative societal issues that often get fairly or unfairly associated with rap music, neuroscientist Dr. Becky Inkster at England’s University of Cambridge and psychiatrist Dr. Akeem Sule, a Wolfson College associate, have started the social venture Hip Hop Psych to help treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.

[ALSO READ: Beats Rhymes & Life’s “Hip Hop Therapy” Program Seeks To Improve Young People’s Social Outcomes]

“There is so much more to Hip Hop than the public realizes,” Inkster told The Guardian. “It is rich in references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been properly explored and which could be of enormous benefit to patients.”

Inkster and Sule view patients being able to use Hip Hop as part of their therapy by writing and rapping lyrics. They could possibly see medical students learning about mental health issues through the art form as well.

According to Inkster, rappers have…

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Why are we still celebrating Columbus Day?

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Happy Columbus Day?  What is there to celebrate?  And how about Happy Indigenous People’s Day instead?

With Columbus Day upon us once again, we must ask the question: Why, exactly, are we still celebrating Columbus Day?

Although it has been recognized in one form or another since the 1800s, Columbus Day did not become an official federal holiday until 1937, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after lobbying from the Knights of Columbus, a prominent Catholic organization, established October 12 as the holiday.  In 1971, Columbus Day was changed to the second Monday in October.

For years, the official line—the folklore, the mythology taught in U.S. elementary schools—has been that the explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 while sailing the ocean blue.

A recent segment on the HBO comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver summed up the situation perfectly: “Columbus became famous for his discoveries…

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Purposeful Planning Part 1: The Undecided Student and Choosing a Career

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By Nick Westbrooks

When it comes to deciding on what career path to choose, many college students knew what they wanted to do when they were in elementary school. There’s another group of students who thought they knew what they wanted to do, but either changed their minds when they got to college or at some point during their time at school. Then, there’s the sector of students who absolutely have no idea what they want to do.

They’re told to go to college, because they need an education to increase their chances of being “successful” in life, and they’re also told that it’s O.K. to not know what they want to do for a career yet. This is true to an extent, but many college students are given little guidance on how to make a decision. With the amount of time and money invested in a college education, it should be more desirable to figure this out sooner rather than later. Hopefully, these tips can function as a starting point to get the undecided individuals thinking about what they might want to do during and after college.

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Time Is Illmatic: Jones Family Values

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Yeah!! I finally saw “Time Is Illmatic,” and it is definitely a must see if you are a lover of Hip-Hop, American culture, and history. The documentary was promoted as a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary rapper Nasir Jones’ (Nas) making of the classic album, Illmatic. It was great to see interviews with legends like Marley Marl, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip as they chronicled the roles they played in the making of the classic album. Admittedly, I was hype to see this film, but beyond the phenomenal footage and music, what was most memorable and poignant to me was witnessing Nas and his brother Jabari (“Jungle”) as they continue to heal from their parents’ divorce years ago.

The Jones family seemed to have most of what they needed financially, and Nas enjoyed the benefits of living in a two-parent home with both parents working. The…

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Biggie’s Debut Turns 20: Why “Ready to Die” Still Lives On

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On Jay Z’s 1997 cut, “Where I’m From,” he asked, but never answered, “Who’s the best MC – Biggie, Jay Z, or Nas?”  Now, years later, with the benefit of hindsight, perhaps a fairer question would be, “Which is the best debut between their three – Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt, or Illmatic?”  They are all classic albums which helped revitalize New York Hip-Hop after years of Left Coast dominance, and they have all earned their spots in Hip-Hop history.  However, in the competitive sport of rap, one must reign supreme.  And with that being said, on its twentieth anniversary, I proclaim Ready to Die the quintessential East Coast Hip-Hop album.200_320241

The power of The Notorious B.I.G.’s impeccable flow coupled with his baritone vocals has him smoking…

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Watch Police Diffuse Gun-Toting White Man Peacefully Even After Stand Off!

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On May 4th in Kalamazoo, Mich., White 63-year-old Joseph Houseman (pictured)  engaged a phalanx of local police for a 40-plus-minute argument as he held a rifle over his shoulder, parade-style, in broad daylight. After receiving several calls about the odd site by passersby, police finally went to where Houseman, who was wearing pajamas, was spotted. Standing on a sidewalk, Houseman defiantly mouthed off to them as if he somehow knew no harm would come to him.

Must be nice….

SEE ALSO: White Kentucky Man Terrorizes Next Door Neighbors

Openly carrying a gun in Michigan is certainly legal but brandishing one is a different story and could land someone in hot water with police.

But that didn’t stop Houseman from making lewd gestures and cursing at them — all while refusing to produce identification and lay down his weapons. And while the officers eventually surrounded him behind their cruisers, with guns drawn, they NEVER

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