Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Tink on Dealing with Male Record Executives: “We’re Made to Feel Like We’re Less Than”

“It’s really just egos. That’s it — it’s nothing more than egos.”

Article ReprintTink, Chicago, 2017

Chicago rapper and singer Tink recently parted company from Timbaland and his Mosely Music Group label after four largely unproductive years.  Continue reading

How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Rapping and Creativity

“It’s a myth that you need to not sleep to actually grind.”

Article ReprintTyler, The Creator, 2017, Made

“If you don’t hustle, you don’t win” or a similar sentiment has likely appeared on your timeline today. But while the idea of pouring yourself into your passion is beautiful and commendable, hustle culture can be extremely toxic.


The moral of the story: whether or not you use sleep deprivation as a creative tool or a measure of your worth, if you don’t come down eventually, your work and your life will suffer.

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“Keep Out!” For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting The Door To Home Ownership

“Wealth and financial stability are inextricably linked to housing opportunity and homeownership.” – Lisa Rice, executive vice president of the National Fair Housing Alliance 

By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez 

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Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. Continue reading