Category Archives: Politics

DIVA Politics: DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE! BLACK FOLKS VOTED ON NOVEMBER 2

Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable, issued the following statement: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all voters for taking the time to … Continue reading

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DIVA Politics:Mo Wiley Presents Her Platform for Mayor of San Leandro

You may remember that the site posted a while back that rapper Mo Wiley, whose government name is Sara Mestas announced she was running for mayor of San Leandro, California.  Here’s her promotional video stating her platform. Although she’s not … Continue reading

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DIVA Politics: BAY AREA RAPPER SARA MESTAS (‘MO WILEY’) SWITCHES BEATS AND ANNOUNCES HER CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA

In the upcoming November 9 election, she will be running against incumbent Tony Santos, longtime city council member Joyce Starosciak and longtime school board member Steve Cassidy. She has been a tenant’s member on the city’s Rent Review Board since last … Continue reading

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DIVA Politics:The Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for US Supreme Court

If you aren’t living under a rock you should know that President Barack Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.    Here’s the statement released by The Black Women’s Roundtable on the nomination. As … Continue reading

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DIVA Politics: More Than 80 College and High School Radio Stations From 29 States Urge U.S. Congress to Oppose Record-Label Supported Legislation

Colleges and high schools from across the country joined together to oppose federal legislation that would impose a fee on radio stations that play music, including on tuition- and fee-supported, student operated, noncommercial radio. In a letter to members of … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Hip Hop Literature Inspiring Urban American and Palestinian Resistence

In an increasingly common act of defiance, young Palestinians have painted graffiti on the “apartheid” wall separating Israel and Palestine. However, this incident is different. It is both an act of rebellion and a show of support for an unlikely … Continue reading

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Politics and Divas: What is Securitization?

Hip Hop Divas should be aware of what is going on in the world and more importantly in their communities.  So, I am gong to do what I can to create that awareness. Politics and hip hop go hand in … Continue reading

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