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The return of rebel rap: Can hip hop still fight the power?

Back in 1969, Jimi Hendrix outraged some folks when he pulled out his guitar and rocked out on “The Star Spangled Banner” during Woodstock. Forty-some years later, the drama continues as Lil Wayne aka Weezy is in the center of a storm of controversy for wiping his Spectre sneakers on the American flag at a recent video shoot. From Woodstock to Hood-stock, the game remains the same. ...

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Teen HYPE event to benefit Detroit youth

In pursuit of its mission to empower urban youth to thrive, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will host HYPE the Rooftop Aug. 8 from 6-10 p.m. to benefit programs that help keep teens on the right track and lead healthy lives. Among those attending this inaugural event are Alexis Wiley of Fox 2 News and former Detroit Lions safety Ron Rice, who will serve cocktails as celebrity bartenders. Th ...

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