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Wisconsin #2ndChances Townhall

Re-enfranchisement of our community is important if we are to build power in this society. Join us tonight  at 6pm CT on Twitter for our #2ndChances Town Hall. We will discuss the importance of giving back the vote to those with prior criminal convictions and what it would do for communities of color.

In the past elections we realized just how much power we lost because of false information. We need people to know that if you are completely discharged from parole/probation you can vote. During this election season its important for us to make the connection between re-enfranchisement and elections. We all know politics guides our everyday lives. We need to harness the influence of election and those running for office to our advantage.


  • James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist and Wisconsin Black Media Association president
  • Pastor Walter Lanier,  Founder Great Lakes Urban Empowerment Center founder and attorney of law

Join the conversation by tweeting to the hashtag #2ndChances and let’s discuss building power, expanding the vote and how elections help us to do that.

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[LIVE NOW] Youth Town Hall for Second Presidential Debate #YouthVote2012

October 16, 2012 Front Page No Comments

Tune in right now to the second presidential debate on YoungVoterLive.com! Forget all the nonsense that you’ve heard about young people not being engaged in the democratic process! Millennials are interested in the plans that both President Obama and Governor Romney have mapped out for 2013 and beyond. This election is crucial because the two candidates for President of the United States offer young people very different visions for the future.

Tune in right now as the Sierra Student Coalition hosts a National #YouthVote2012 Twitter Town Hall & Debate Watch Party in partnership with Energy Action Coalition, Rock the Vote and The League of Young Voters. This event is being livestreamed on YoungVoterLive.com, from Washington, D.C. at the world-famous Busboys & Poets bistro.

Watch the #YouthVote2012 Twitter Town Hall & Debate Watch Party now:

Join the conversation by using the hashtag #YouthVote2012:

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Chief Keef x Lupe Fiasco Squash Beef!

It was silly anyways, the recent 5 second beef between two Chicago rappers that appeared to be ‘very ugly’. Chief Keef has said a bunch of crazy things in interviews and via social networks that his publicists and I both wish he could take back. Who can forget his infamous claim that Kanye West had nothing to do with his success. If you thought the kid couldn’t go any further, you were wrong.
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[WATCH] Could Indiana’s New Bill Get Cops Killed???

For years, police have been getting away with murder because of stupid laws and stipulations and even recently the ‘stand your ground‘ law has justified the death of black boys worldwide. Ironically, law enforcement in Indiana are treading lightly after a new bill, SB1, has been introduced that could justify a person shooting a police officer if he was wrongfully entering into his home.

It kind of reminds me of the time when the cops kicked in my door looking for someone else that didn’t live there. The entire time, the cops surrounded my house, I had my firearm drawn thinking I was being robbed. Would I have been within my rights to think that if i’m not guilty of anything? What would you do?

First, I think it’s important that you hear what you can’t do!

[WATCH] more on this story after the [JUMP]

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Turnt Up Rap Dance Party 2 Year Anniversary Wag Out & Mixtape!!

June 7, 2012 Music No Comments

For the past two years, the Turnt Up crew consisting of three Twin Cities DJs & 1 MC: DJ Willie Shu, DJ Gabe Garcia, DJ Noam the Drummer and Franz Diego have been throwing some of the most infamous rap dance parties in Minnesota, selling out Honey Lounge in NE Minneapolis nearly every month!

“Turnt Up” is a highly aggressive rap dance party bringing out one of the most diverse crowds that you can find in the Twin Cities and allowing everyone in attendance to lose their inhibitions and get ready to dance! The range of music goes anywhere from ’90s rap classics, to hardcore New Orleans bounce to Chicago juke, dancehall, dubstep, house, trap and ratchet music. This Friday, we will have giveaways from our sponsor Neff Clothing, a photo booth by Tommy Ellis to document everything you don’t remember and as usual free “wag juice” at the DJ booth!

In celebration and anticipation for Friday we made a little mix for your ride to the party on Friday night! Check it out and see you there!!




Honey Lounge
2nd St. & Hennepin Ave NE MPLS
Watch Past Turnt Up Party

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