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Mixtape Malcolm

Malcolm X’s (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s) words and deeds have been some of the most influential forces in my life. His political intensity, humility, and commitment to righteousness continues to guide me nearly 50 years after his murder. 

"Mixtape Malcolm" is part memorial, part mixtape, part reminder and part discovery. Producing this project reintroduced me to Malcolm at a critical time in my life, and I hope that you can also find knowledge and inspiration in these 30 minutes. Please, please, please share this!

For more resources and knowledge on Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), visit:

This project is NOT to be used for any commercial purposes whatsoever. This project is intended to be always and forever free. I do not own the rights to any of the audio.

Many thanks, and please support all artists referenced in this project:
Rise -
Oddisee -
Flying Lotus -
Madlib -…b/beat-conducta
J Dilla -
dead prez -…free/id219077856
Freddie Hubbard -…40th/id394272416
A Tribe Called Quest -…ders/id265670545
Outkast -
MF Doom -…cial/id385345818
Fela Kuti -
Mulatu Astatke -…-jazz/id78928362
Apollo Brown -

***Untracked version available here —->***

Produced by RHLH Media

, #Malcolm X #truth #justice #unity #peace #Islam #mixtape #free #download #audio #Rise #Oddisee #Flying Lotus #Outkast #Madlib #J Dilla #dead prez #Freddie Hubbard #A Tribe Called Quest #MF Doom #Fela Kuti #Mulatu Astatke #Apollo Brown #United States #USA #colonialism #freedom #rhlhmedia

Untold History: More Than A Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking  →

Stop auto-celebrating. 

, #US #Presidents Day #slavery


Time’s Peña Nieto ‘Saving Mexico’ Cover Sparks Confusion, Outrage

Mexicans respond mockingly to ridiculous Time Magazine cover story

Under the banner of “Saving Mexico,” Time Magazine has put Enrique Peña Nieto on the cover of its February 24 international edition.

Many who first saw the cover this morning responded with, “Is this a joke?” When people realized it wasn’t, it unleashed a backlash in Mexico and from Mexicans throughout the world toward Time and the cover story’s author, Michael Crowley.

“It’s the hot new emerging market. But can President Peña Nieto and his team of reformers really turn their country around?”, asks Time. The answer: not with Peña Nieto. And definitely not by further liberalizing Mexico’s natural resources.

The “Mexico Moment” meme is old and tired. Pushing Mexico as the “hot new emerging market” confirms what many predicted would happen with Peña Nieto’s privatization of PEMEX: The foreign press would shower EPN with accolades, create a bubble, cash in and then wait for the economic crisis to hit in order to buy even more of Mexico at a lower price.

The Mexican people, however, have lived through one too many Mexico Moments are now wise to this game. Here are some of the best “portadas verdaderas” that we’ve seen in response to Time’s cover.

The bottom image of the autodefensa grandmother holding a rifle is, we feel, the most accurate response of them all. Mexico’s people are saving themselves!

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, #mexico #politricks #neocolonialism #obama #time magazine #empire

When I first saw the artwork for “Lookin Ass Niggas”, I thought it was as fake as the YMCMB machine behind the track itself. Wrong. I’m not too shocked by the usage of Malcolm X; if you went to public school, you can understand how people of color may not fully grasp their own histories.

What got me was Nicki’s reply to the controversy. Take it away:

“What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin A** Ni***z? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single…

“I am in the video shooting at Lookin A** Ni**z and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word “ni**a” causes so much debate in our community while the “ni**a” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you.”

Let’s not, Nicki and team. Fuckin’ right. Yes, Malcolm was looking out the window at the opposition.  But nah, his opposition wasn’t the "not havin’ game ass niggas", "share a chain ass niggas", or even those devilish "same cup in the hand ass niggas".

What if other mainstream rap artists got their history this spectacularly wrong?

, #history #nicki minaj #ymcmb #rap #malcolm x #black #drake #j.cole #wtf #lookinassniggas #wiz khalifa

When December comes around, there’s more attention paid to police (end-of-the-year quotas, traffic stops, etc.) That mindset should be 24/7. The police are always on the hunt, and they see us as prey. Those pistols on their hips and automatic weapons in their trunks aren’t just for decoration.

Organizations like Malcolm X Grassroots Movement have done very important work on this evil, and you can find some of that here —-

That said, here’s something to ride to while you’re duckin’ and dodgin’. Mixed by RHLH Media, Artwork by RHLH Media :::

RIP to all those lost to the beast.


Training Day Intro —- Alonzo Harris & Jake Hoyt

Sound of Da Police —- KRS-One

Strange Ways —— Madvillain 

Fuck The Police —- Jay Dee

Footchase Interlude —- CPD

Run (Remix) —- Ghostface Killah

Handcuffs —- Lupe Fiasco

Reasonable Suspicion Interlude —- CPD

Crooked Officer —- Geto Boys 

You Think You Tough - Boyz N The Hood

Black Cop —- KRS-One

It’s Happening All Over, Everywhere —- Geto Boys/Stephen Marley

Police and Thieves —- Junior Murvin

War —- Bob Marley and The Wailers

Revelations 20:10 —- Raheem Devaughn ft. Damian Marley

They Don’t Kill Cars Interlude —- Richard Pryor/Englewood

Runnin’ From Tha Police  —- Tupac Shakur ft. Buju Banton and The Notorious B.I.G.

Alley Interlude —- Charles

Officer Down —- Brother Ali

We Know The Truth  —- Anaheim, CA

Pow Wow Drums —- Bambu

Heaux —- Saba and Mick Jenkins

On Tha Outside Lookin’ In —- MJG

Millions Interlude —- Michelle Alexander

O.M.N.I. —- Goodie Mob 

Protect and Serve —- UGK 

Fuck Tha Police —- NWA

*** I do not own the rights to any of the music in this video ***

, #police brutality #police #Chicago #CPD #hip-hop #rap #reggae #justice #peace #freedom #prison #violence

Nommo”: Kiswahili for “the power of the spoken word”. 

Despite claiming a “commitment to diversity and inclusion”, Northwestern University remains an (extra)ordinary source of alienation and trauma for many people. The following are the words of six Northwestern students. Hear their journeys through NU and see if you’ve ever felt these things, asked these questions. Let the power of their words build the strength of your own voice. 

*WARNING: This story contains strong language. There’s also some profanity.*

Interviews by Raul Azucena, Kerease Epps, Michael Guerrero, James Jordan, Lucia Leon, Kellyn Lewis, Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman, and Dallas Wright

Edited by RHLH Media (

All video footage owned by Northwestern University

, #Northwestern University #race #students #college #diversity #Chicago #NU #Evanston

May 20th, 2013: Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools and other organizations across the city will be boycotting school to take to the streets. Buses will be leaving from various locations and meeting at Williams Elementary. From there, we will march downtown to Daley Plaza to demand that Rahm Emanuel and CPS keep our schools open.

Where do you stand? With Rahm, or with students, teachers and communities?

For more details on bus locations, the march and more, please email or visit the CSOSOS page at

, #Chicago Public Schools #chicago #rahm #justice #social justice #boycott #students