Sa-Roc | Makes you female rappers look uneducated.

Saroc the mc hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC, a city that’s a mashup of poverty stricken hoods, a strong radical movement, and a fierce loyalty to cultural preservation. This is the cocoon from which Saroc was birthed and bred. A product of Afrikan-centered parents, Saroc developed a rebel mentality from an early age. She grew up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron, and Earth,Wind & Fire. Her musical soundtrack was a klash of sounds, from gogo, to rock, to hip hop. This foundation began an aural quest for different sounds and concepts in music. It wasn’t until 2002, when Saroc met Atlanta producer Sol Messiah, that she began her love affair with the mic. Armed with the lessons and musical genius of Sol Messiah, she developed a sound that was 1 part hood poetry, 2 parts otherworldly, and totally new and fresh. From subject matter ranging from melanin to pyramids, Saroc spits metaphysical ideas over melodic hip hop beats, seeking to fuse knowledge of self with great music. She seeks to create not just a couple of albums, but a full-fledged musical movement. A cultural griot, Saroc intends to reinstate the art of emceeing to its former glory, passing down the legacy 1 sixteen at a time.


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“Palmares” the movie

Movie based off the Brasilian history of slavery and the resistance to it by the great maroons Gangazumba and Zumbi with their establishment of the great Quilombo (maroon community/ies) Palmares.

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Why are so many Black Women single?

According to new research from Yale University, 42% of black women have never been married compared to 21% of white women, and the marriage rates of African-Americans continues to decline. Black women are the least likely group to get married in the U.S., and if they do marry an African-American man, those couples have the highest divorce rate in the country. What is happening to the state of the black family, and why are so many women unmarried?

Marriage is for white people
Marriage is hazardous to the health of black women
Black women are single by choice
Black men are in limited supply due to incarceration, lower education, and gay or bi-sexual men.
Standards of black women are too high
The perception of black women is negative
Lack of respect in the black community between men and women

The explanations as to why black women are single are varied, and yet there have been no concrete solutions posed to counteract this growing social issue. The solutions I found were to cure the symptoms but did not attack the real source of the decline of marriage for black women:

Black women should learn to date outside their race
Black women should lower their expectations and focus less on superficial qualities like looks, money, and body.
Black women need to learn how to communicate, respect and celebrate black men
Black women need to shed their bad attitudes
Black women need to stop having babies out of wedlock

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