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New Music: Nodis "Don't Sell It"

Washington D.C. rapper and Eleven11 collective member Nodis dropped “Don’t Sell It” directed by DJ Fam off of forthcoming mixtape 22nd Century.  “‘Don’t Sell It’ is about not selling your ideas, your power, your vision and your soul.” Nodis says. The video shows Nodis as a ghost-like figure shadowing a record executive and struggling hip hop artist, 22nd Century drops 2/22/2015.

Check out the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7mEpniasZE

THE SHADOW REVOLUTION by CLAY GRIFFITH and SUSAN GRIFFITH

The Shadow Revolution by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: Crown & Key #1

Publisher: Del Rey (June 2, 2015)

Length:320 pages

Author Information: Website | Twitter

My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.

Other reviewers have compared The Shadow Revolution to a summer blockbuster movie, which is an apt description. However, I personally like to think of it as a Victorian Era roller…

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In honor of the hit move “DOPE” Friday fashion flashback will remember the 90’s street/urban era. Oh how I remember those days however I was a younging but I vicariously lived through my older bro/sis, ppl on TV and the streets! The 90s specifically in hiphop changed fashion for everyone. We’ll know designer(s) such as Ralph Lauren took from the way we rocked our baggy jeans, to wearing skullys, and of course our herringbone chains and tried to market it as high end fashion. Today as we look around we see the styles (from clothing, to hair) making a major come back, and if it’s properly done I’ll say style stamped approved! Make sure you also check out this amazing film, DOPE in theaters now! #fridayfashionflashback #styleblogger #DOPE #dopemovie #iamafashionstylist #houseofenye #enyeions #fashionblogger #90sfashion #zoekravitz #womenstyle #mensfashion #streetstyle #detroit #nyc

“Delinquent Daughters”

Odem examines the social perspectives of female sexuality and social morality between 1885 and 1920. She does so within the context of the wave of women’s movements that were happening at the time, focusing on the targeted issue of age of consent regarding sexual intercourse. She indicates that the changes in the roles of women in society at the time played an important part in motivating advocacy for this reform of social and moral purity. With the era of urbanization coming into full swing and the growth of the industrial economy, women were no longer confined to their family driven lifestyles and finally had the opportunity to break free from the ever looming expectation of marriage. But, as Odem points out, even with these changes in societal behavior the “double standard of morality”, which refers to the social acceptance of male sexual freedom in contrast to the criticisms that typically followed female sexuality in general, was still present. Not only that, but the sexual freedoms that these young women were experimenting with seemed to result in outcomes that negatively affected them more so than the men they were interacting with. This in the eyes of women, cast men as the instigator and perpetrator in such scenarios, and much like the tragically dramatic story told in The Bluest Eye, the prompts used to promote awareness of female vulnerability demonstrated the perceived ill will men had towards innocent young women. Odem, through her examination, criticizes the extent to which these groups went to in order to protect young women from male vice as their actions, methods, and goals simply acted as another way of imposing the strict social moral code of sexuality on the upcoming generations. And even though these reforms were intended to include the male party when it came to participating in these indecent activities as Odem also points out, an important demographic – young African American women- were excluded from this blanket of protection, though they were possibly the most susceptible to becoming victims of these types of male sexual advances .