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from coachella, with love (and anxiety)

Guest thickwitness, Jose Vadi, is originally from the 909. He is a national collegiate poetry slam champion and music and film freelance journalist. If there were a prize for someone least like a girl with hips, we'd give it to T.I.-- but the runner up would be Jose. Thickwit would like to congratulate Jose on almost winning T.I.'s imaginary trophy. In the event ...

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Go Here.

close your eyes and make a wish.Okay. Very short spiel today. Maggiano's Italian restaurant changed my life this evening.Good service. Better food. Best cheesecake of my life, and believe you me, I've had cheesecake.I have all sorts of qualms with all sorts of things, particularly any major non-black owned franchise, but Maggiano's is food like it should be. Big ...

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Keep Her.

I think about the woman.She is still alive, has bills to pay, washes her hair, uses grease; the woman rides the subway. Justice will not cover the fare increase or a carton of cigarettes. Justice won't find her after work with a quarterwater and a chicken patty. Justice has no arms, no chest, no jokes for her to rub the top of her head into. She sleeps alone. She ...

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Hip-Hop Elitism a.k.a. Why Soulja Boy is More Hip-Hop Than Your Snobby Ass

by Adriel LuisEarlier this month my group iLL-Literacy performed at the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, CT. Although many of the folks we met during the festival were really dope, down to earth people, there was also a frighteningly large presence of people that you'd expect to see at something called an "international hip hop festival." You ...

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Welcome to Thickwitness- the blog from a girl with hips.This is, primarily, a collection of pixels devoted to celebrating the full body of the black female experience. No. Ew. Gross. That last line sounds entirely too much like it was written by one of my white female allies.Which isn't really what I want to do right here. Hmmm. Okay. Here it go. Feel me on this.If ...

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