A couple of years ago, I wrote my first op-ed
for my college paper, The Hilltop
. In it, I questioned the emphasis on voter registration versus voter education in get-out-the-vote initiatives launched by Diddy Puff and Russell Simmons, respectively.
Now, four years later, I've written another piece for Newsone.com. It's a site owned by Radio One that was soft-launched a little over a week ago.
If you would be so kind as to click here
, and read it, and pass it around, and share your thoughts, I'd be most grateful. Apparently it's already gotten under the skin of some people. I believe someone will be writing a retort to it. If so, I'll be sure to link it. In the meantime, check, check, it out
One quick clarification, though: The title might be misleading, but I don't knock the notion of the hip hop community trying to mobilize the youth vote completely. I just have some concerns is all.
The Cynical Ones.