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Nicki Minaj Crashes Hip-Hop’s Boys Club

Nicki Minaj Crashes Hip-Hop’s Boys Club | Brent staples | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time before a hip-hop star would blow through the lines separating pop from rap and appeal to two lucrative audiences at once.
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talks about how Nicki Minaj has showed a a lot of talent as a hip-hop artist but in the long run she has been discriminated for being a female rapper. Brent staples defends  her as a female and thinks she has been really successful 

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Why Race Isn't as 'Black' and 'White' as We Think - New York Times

Why Race Isn't as 'Black' and 'White' as We Think - New York Times | Brent staples | Scoop.it
DNA tests are forcing people to re-examine the arbitrary calculations our culture uses to decide who is "white" and who is "black."
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says that people might be from a different race. he thinks that people should do DNA tests to know if they are part of another race based on their ancestry. gives a full historical background of how this may be possible.

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The Zombie Next Door May Be the Scariest of All

The Zombie Next Door May Be the Scariest of All | Brent staples | Scoop.it
The classics of the genre relied on intimacy and a sense of the familiar.
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compares old zombie movies to the new ones. also he talks about how the creation of zombies started and how it has slowly become more popular.

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Target Bans the Box

Target Bans the Box | Brent staples | Scoop.it
The retailer will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the nation.
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ban the box means that states have made retailers to remove criminal history questions in job applications until interview. uses target as an example .

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Homeless Kids in Rough Schools

Homeless Kids in Rough Schools | Brent staples | Scoop.it
The census of homeless school children has grown dramatically in recent years.
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talks about how the recession had a big effect on parents jobs and how this leads them to leave their children in homelessness. homeless schools have been increasing dramatically this recent years and they receive really poor education.

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