Author Archives: Albert Phillips

Albert Phillips is a freelance journalist and student at Morgan State University. He also manages Check out his blog at

Albert Phillips: Alcohol, Hip-Hop, and Irresponsible Endorsement Deals

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By Albert Phillips From trendy clothing and expensive cars to popular alcohol and carbonated drinks, rappers have been receiving endorsement deals from major companies for decades. The days of just relying on music alone to make loot are just about over. Just recently, Philadelphia rapper, Cassidy, landed an endorsement deal from Trojan after releasing “Condom Style” a remake of Psy’s ...

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Molly: The New, Dangerous Hip Hop Drug


By Albert Phillips Watch out Mary Jane, there’s a new woman in town and she seems to be taking the Hip Hop world by storm. Within the last year, rappers like Souljah Boy, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz have all mentioned a white girl named “Molly” in at least one of their songs. No, she’s not ...

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Albert Phillips: Black People, Obama and the Kwanzaa Dilemma


By Albert Phillips As we slowly ease off the uneasy stomachs caused by Thanksgiving and the overdrawn bank accounts caused by Black Friday, there’s another significant celebration of culture and history all black Americans should be looking forward to. Started by author, activist, and scholar, Dr. Maulana Karenga in the 1960’s, Kwanzaa has grown to have an international audience and ...

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New Book Challenges The “Reinvention” of Malcolm X

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By Albert Phillips Malcolm X. What does the average person think of when Malcolm X comes to mind? Separation, Black Nationalism, the Nation of Islam, and probably his world renowned, classic book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. However, Manning Marable, a social critic and prestigious scholar of African American history, offered the world another version of the Malcolm X we ...

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