Last July, thousands of folks, including the mayor of Detroit and the governor of Michigan, gathered in Motown at the NAACP's annual convention for a symbolic funeral for the N-word. It was a response to the recurrence of the word's popping up in the mainstream media, such as when Michael Richards flew off at the mouth at a Los Angeles comedy club. Hip-hop potentate Russell Simmons had even gone on the record, calling on the recording and broadcasting industries to self-censor rap music's... More >>>
Kyle T. Webster
The campaign to hear no, speak no, see no N-word isn't gaining traction with some black hip-hop artists and rappers.