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Nov 20, 2012

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Nov 6, 2012

WATCH! PolitQ VOTING 2012.

Whether you do or don’t, this will affect our country, communities and rights. Find out why the ppl featured in this segment are voting 2012!!!

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Nov 5, 2012

POLITIQ - THE ISSUES - EP 2

Key Issues YLR would like to talk about for this 2012 Election!

A quick refresher on:

-Healthcare
-Marriage Equality
-The Economy (saved the best for last)

The people presented in this videos opinions are their own and does not necessarily mean YLR as a whole agrees with them.

We didn’t have enough time to include Education and other issues we deem important. Those will still be released in future videos because it doesn’t matter who is president by then, the issues will STILL be here.

The people presented in this videos opinions are their own and does not necessarily mean YLR as a whole agrees with them.

Who will YOU be voting for in the election? What will you be fighting for afterwards?

If any mistakes or needed corrections in our “article”, pls email yolgbtraps@gmail.com and we’ll see to  fixing that. Thank you!

Oct 12, 2012

1st segment of 3 that will cover our 2012 Election as far as the candidates, the issues, and the importance of voting.

We are no expert on politics but WE are responsible for our country and just talking about it is the first step to understanding how our country runs and how to make it better.

Yo! LGBT Raps just wants the U.S. viewer to to know that educating ourselves about the issues that run (or ruin) our country allows us to make GOOD decisions and choices with our VOTES.

Not just presidential votes but CONGRESS and all these senators and government workers that we pay to take care of our nation. It’s not enough to complain and know what’s wrong. It’s the call to action to do something about it.

Let’s get it yall.

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Sep 28, 2012 / 2 notes

DNC 2012 DAY 3

By Jesta Da Lyricist

On this third day of the democratic national convention, we heard from Vice President Joe Biden & President Barack Obama.

V.P. Biden got things started off by reminding us of why we voted for Obama in the first place. As a nation, we were tired of being bruised and battered by our own government policies. Policies, that failed our economy and more importantly, failed to protect the American people. We needed change and we allowed Barack Obama to be our leader to moves us forward out of this crisis.

“I want to take you inside the White House to see the President, as I see him every day. Because I don’t see him in sound bites. I walk down the hall, 30 steps to the Oval Office, and I see him in action.”

Biden let us see President Obama in a different light.

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Sep 20, 2012 / 33 notes

via youtube.com BdotCroc releases new song “Not Ya Average” virally off of her Debut project “InBetween Crowds” you can download all her music on www.BdotCrocMN.BandCamp.com

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Bdotcroc - “Not Ya Average”

Sep 20, 2012 / 2 notes

DNC 2012 DAY 2

By, Jesta Da Lyricist

Bill Clinton and Pres. Obama DNC 2012 Day 2


The second day of the Democratic national convention, was buzzing with anticipation, as former president Bill Clinton was set to speak and endorse president Barack Obama. This was the first time in history a former president would endorse a presidential candidate for re- election.

Clinton started off by telling us

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Sep 20, 2012

L.Knight. Music. Follow.

OUT on the Hill 
Hosts Unprecedented Trans Women of Color Town Hall

The System. The Reality. The Solution. 
Honoring and Protecting the Lives of Black Trans Women

Friday, September 21
9:00 am - 11:30 am   
 Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel | Wilson A, B & C
Washington, DC

On Friday, September 21, the National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) 3rd annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit will feature an unprecedented briefing of prominent Black trans women who are activists, media personalities and experts as they discuss why it is important to be intentional about including the “T” as we develop the national Black LGBT agenda.
 
  Moderated by Laverne Cox, trans activist, producer and actress, the purpose of this town hall is to discuss the current state of the Black trans community - specifically as it reflects the current policies of our government, the social climate of our nation and the lived experiences of Black trans women. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the systems in place as well as resources available and actions to take in order to see substantial progress in this community. 
The Black and civil rights communities are shamefully silent when victims of violence are both Black and transgender. Stories like hate crime survivor  CeCe McDonald’s represent a larger system of violence and institutional biases. Her case is part of an ongoing string of attacks and mass murders against trans women of color. (Read The Root’s Transgender Deaths: Where Is the Outcry? where three LGBT-rights advocates, including the National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks, urge the Department of Justice to investigate the killings of Black transgender women.) 
 
"The disproportionate injustice that so many Black trans women face happens because our lives are not valued on a mass scale,” says Cox.
 
But even in the midst of adversity, this community of resilient, powerful sisters has managed to come together and demand a seat at the table.

"I am so excited about the opportunity NBJC has extended to me to lead a discussion with a group of such accomplished, dynamic Black trans women,” adds Cox. “Our talk promises to advance the conversation of celebrating and loving Blacktrans womanhood as a revolutionary act.” 
 
Moderated by Laverne Cox
Trans Activist/Producer/Actress 

Panelists 
Rev. Carmarion Anderson - South Regional Minister, TransSaints 
Danielle King - Executive Director, National Aurora Campaign 
Monica Roberts - Blogger, TransGriot 
Valerie Spencer - Founder, Transcend Empowerment Institute



Free and open to the public! 

   RSVP to events@nbjc.org and reference TOWN HALL MEETING
 


Click here for the full OUT on the Hill schedule
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Sep 17, 2012
OUT on the Hill 
Hosts Unprecedented Trans Women of Color Town Hall

The System. The Reality. The Solution.

Honoring and Protecting the Lives of Black Trans Women

Friday, September 21

9:00 am - 11:30 am   

 Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel | Wilson A, B & C

Washington, DC

On Friday, September 21, the National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) 3rd annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit will feature an unprecedented briefing of prominent Black trans women who are activists, media personalities and experts as they discuss why it is important to be intentional about including the “T” as we develop the national Black LGBT agenda.

 

  Moderated by Laverne Cox, trans activist, producer and actress, the purpose of this town hall is to discuss the current state of the Black trans community - specifically as it reflects the current policies of our government, the social climate of our nation and the lived experiences of Black trans women. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the systems in place as well as resources available and actions to take in order to see substantial progress in this community.


The Black and civil rights communities are shamefully silent when victims of violence are both Black and transgender. Stories like hate crime survivor  CeCe McDonald’s represent a larger system of violence and institutional biases. Her case is part of an ongoing string of attacks and mass murders against trans women of color. (Read The Root’s Transgender Deaths: Where Is the Outcry? where three LGBT-rights advocates, including the National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks, urge the Department of Justice to investigate the killings of Black transgender women.)

 

"The disproportionate injustice that so many Black trans women face happens because our lives are not valued on a mass scale,” says Cox.

 

But even in the midst of adversity, this community of resilient, powerful sisters has managed to come together and demand a seat at the table.

"I am so excited about the opportunity NBJC has extended to me to lead a discussion with a group of such accomplished, dynamic Black trans women,” adds Cox. “Our talk promises to advance the conversation of celebrating and loving Blacktrans womanhood as a revolutionary act.” 

 

Moderated by Laverne Cox
Trans Activist/Producer/Actress 
Panelists 
Rev. Carmarion Anderson - South Regional Minister, TransSaints 
Danielle King - Executive Director, National Aurora Campaign 
Monica Roberts - Blogger, TransGriot 
Valerie Spencer - Founder, Transcend Empowerment Institute

Free and open to the public! 

   RSVP to events@nbjc.org and reference TOWN HALL MEETING

 

REGISTER TODAY!
Sep 17, 2012

How the LGBT Equality Movement Has Impacted

Black America and the Media Landscape

A Discussion with Media Experts about How the
National Dialogue Has Changed Over the Last Year

Friday, September 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Room 146-B

Washington, DC

 
   RSVP to events@nbjc.org and include MEDIA ISSUE FORUM

Free and open to the public! 

On Friday, September 21, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host its now annual LGBT-themed Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference issue forum during OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit, where prominent journalists and media experts examine how the president’s affirmation of the freedom to marry has changed the media landscape, challenged the myth that Black people are ‘more homophobic’ than other racial groups, and opened up more doors to talk not just marriage, but other issues such as economic justice, HIV/AIDS, and job discrimination.

 

Attendees will leave with a more nuanced understanding of media representation and public opinion of African Americans as it pertains to LGBT equality.

 

Moderated by Jeff Johnson, Contributor, MSNBC

 

Panelists

Keith Boykin - Commentator, BET/CNBC

Carolyn Brown - Senior Multimedia Content Producer, Black Enterprise

Clay Cane - Entertainment Editor, BET.com

Jonathan Capehart - Columnist, Washington Post

Laverne Cox - Actress, Musical Chairs

LZ Granderson - Contributor, CNN/ESPN

 

Click here for the full OUT on the Hill schedule

Register today!