Archive for the ‘Politics and Politrix’ Category

06.27
08

Will Smith Wants To Portray Obama

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Will Smith thinks he’d make a good Obama since they both have big ears. Shocker.

CNN

06.25
08

BET Awards Wrap Up: Al Green Amazes, Jill Scott Engaged, More

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Jill Scott‘s engagement ring was just one on the observations at last night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Her drummer, Lil John Roberts is reportedly the lucky man.

Kanye West and UGK lead the winners for the night with two awards each.

Barack Obama buzz swept through the BET Awards.

Reverend Al Green gave a ridiculous performance of his classics “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness” and was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Don’t forget to check out his new album.

That was Maxwell who joined Scott to tribute Green. Remember him?

Finally, who can deny the power of Alicia Keys performing with 90s artists TLC, En Vogue and SWV? WOW.

Watch before BET takes it away:


LIST OF WINNERS:
* Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
* Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
* Best Group: UGK
* Best Gospel Artist: Marvin Sapp
* Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Missy Elliott
* Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
* Video of the Year: UGK featuring Outkast, “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”
* Best Video Director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
* Best Actress: Halle Berry
* Best Actor: Denzel Washington
* Female Athlete of the Year: Candace Parker
* Male Athlete of the Year: Kobe Bryant
* Best Collaboration: Kanye West featuring T-Pain, “Good Life”
* Viewers’ Choice Award: Lil Wayne featuring Static, “Lollipop”
* BET J Award: Raheem DeVaughn
* Best New Artist: The-Dream
* Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Green

06.16
08

Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” Obama Video Cops An Emmy

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Will.I. am’s now famous “Yes We Can” video that spliced together pieces of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech set to music has won an Emmy award.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman’s popular clip won in the new “New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment” category that “recognizes innovative production techniques and the use of media enhancement to support content.”

Airing for the first time on the Internet shortly before Super Tuesday, the video has gotten over 17 million views on YouTube alone and features a gaggle of celebrities including John Legend, Common, Esthero, Nick Cannon, lead singer of rock band Live Ed Kowalczyk, Fonzworth Bentley and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The video was directed by Jesse Dylan, the son of singer Bob Dylan who later endorsed Obama as the hope of America and also won will.i.am a Webby Award for “Artist of the Year.”

Obama’s campaign often plays the video before he takes the stage at rallies. If you haven’t seen it yet, due to living in a cave, or under a rock, or just want to re-live the sensation, it’s posted below.

04.17
08

Hip-hop And Rap Songs For The New President

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We went looking for non-superstar rap videos that supported either Obama, Clinton and/or McCain, but the only “supportive” clip was for Obama. The rest were kind of mean but hey they were funny so here we go…

6th Sense – “Ignite The People” (Like Obama) Directed by Joey Anger (thanks to Roberto Santos for sending this in)
The TX Rapping Pizza (huh?) explores another Clinton presidency with “Bush Clinton Dynasty”…

www.goleft.tv brings us John McCain Kicks It “Old School” – (McCain Rap Song)


And of course, we can’t forget this oldie but goodie (shot before Obama took the lead) from Mad TV…


04.8
08

Artists Team Up With mtvU For Darfur

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Through April and into May, more than a dozen artists – including Kidz In The Hall, Dizzee Rascal, and former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal – will offer exclusive “pre-release” albums on mtvU.com, along with exclusive videos.

The news comes as mtvU.com partners with STAND, a Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, to kick off “Turn it Up”: a month of exclusive album leaks and video premieres to bring attention to the Darfur crises.

STAND’s efforts call on George W. Bush to take immediate action to protect the people of Darfur during his last year in office. The organization also encourages students to petition local congresspersons, via the ENOUGH Project, to do more to end the genocide.

“Turn it Up” is the result of a four-year long, student-driven, Emmy-winning Sudan campaign which includes the online viral videogame “Darfur is Dying.”

Every “Turn it Up” album will be dropped free on mtvU.com for an entire week before its official release date. Here’s the list of participating artists and featured albums:

April 1st

  • Tapes ‘n Tapes – Walk It Off
  • The Long Blondes – Couples

April 8th

  • Gossip – Live in Liverpool

April 15th

  • Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell
  • Kid Sister – EP
  • The Fashion – The Fashion
  • El Perro Del Mar – From The Valley To The Stars

April 22nd

  • Dizzee Rascal – Maths+English
  • Santogold – Santogold
  • Blue Scholars – BUTTER&GUN$
  • Jamie Lidell – JIM

May 6th

(www.StandNow.org)

03.17
08

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network To Mobilize Philadelphia Youth For April 22 Primary

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The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network,, along with The Hip-Hop Research and Education Fund, PowerPAC will launch of a national campaign to mobilize the hip-hop generation of youth voters.

There will be a statewide youth voter registration effort between March 18 – March 24, the deadline to register voters for the April 22 Pennsylvania primary. A variety of outreach will include hip-hop radio stations, artists, recording industry street teams, web and pod casts, social networks, blogs and grass roots organizing.

“We decided to draw the line, especially in Pennsylvania, to settle once and for all any question about the sustainability of the impact of the youth vote transforming the American political landscape,” declared HSAN former Chairman, Russell Simmons. “While there’s been much speculation, and in some instances outright denial, of the impact of the youth vote, we know the power and self expression of young people is growing. We want to celebrate that growth and encourage an even greater youth voter turnout.”

According to a press release, the 18-29 year old segment of the hip-hop generation will be nearly 50 million strong in 2008, making up one third of the electorate. Civicyouth.org reported that between the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, youth voter turnout more than doubled.

“As a 22 year old, recent college graduate, I recognize that my home state of Pennsylvania has an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on this nation,” stated Philadelphia native, Lauren Goodwin. “Although I have been involved in the political process in the past, this is the first election that I have felt truly engaged and connected to the issues. More is at stake than ever before because of the current war in Iraq, disproportionate funding for public education and the economic future of the United States. Pennsylvania, stand up and join me and the millions of other young adults by registering to vote and making our voices heard on April 22!”

03.7
08

Debunking The False [And Stupid] Obama Smear For Hillary Clinton

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HRS News has no political agenda, and makes no political endorsements, however we thought this Youtube post was very interesting. The notion that being a Muslim is somehow bad along with the double-standard, arrogant witchhunt mentality behind Clinton’s pathetic efforts at scaring away Obama supporters is exactly the kind of political “leadership” our generation doesn’t need.

Here’s the blurb that goes with the video:

Hillary Clinton says that “as far as I know” the false smears about Barack Obama being a Muslim aren’t true.

Well, the smears are completely false. This video debunks that and other smears in the hopes of educating Hillary Clinton so that the next time she’s asked the question, she won’t hedge.

The video also includes the full 60 Minutes segment in which her “as far as I know” comment was included, as well as the continuation of her comments in which she talks about smears that have been made about her in the past.

In addition to the debunking the false Muslim smear, this video debunks the false national anthem smear, the false pledge of allegiance smear, and the false flag lapel pin smear.