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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | December 26, 1991
I've been following the debate over Ice Cube's newest rap release, "Death Certificate."In case you missed it, this is the infamous album in which the rap artist chants, "Nowadays, a gat [automatic weapon] is a man's best friend."This is the album where he boasts to a father, "Your daughter was a nice girl, now she's a slut. . . . I'm gonna do my thing with your daughter."And where he warns, "You can burn your cross, I'm gonna burn your flag . . . the ultimate drive-by. . . . I wanna kill [Uncle]
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NEWS
By RICHARD REEVES | November 26, 1991
Washington -- One of the subplots that run through the oral histories of the Civil Rights Documentation Project at Howard University is the passion of Jews in the great ''Negro'' movement of the 1960s.A Negro Freedom Rider taking the dangerous bus trip through Georgia -- this is 1961 -- asks the rider next to him, a white man, why he is taking this chance. ''I am a Jew,'' the white man `D answered. ''Perhaps if someone had taken freedom rides in Germany, my people might not have been massacred by Hitler.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 15, 1991
DEATH CERTIFICATEIce Cube (Priority 57155)On a conceptual level, Ice Cube's "Death Certificate" shows considerable promise, with half of the album (the "Death Side") devoted to showing how gang violence and promiscuity are destroying the black community, and the other half (the "Life Side") focusing on changes that could turn the situation around. Trouble is, Ice Cube's notion of a new direction too often boils down to urging that blacks stop destroying themselves and instead turn their rage toward gays, Jews, Koreans, Japanese, "white devils" and those who have sold out the black community by joining gangs or moving to the suburbs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 12, 1991
INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPENTom Petty and the Heartbreakers (MCA 40317)Like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty has one of rock's best deadpans, a drawling, laconic delivery which, on record, seems to carry all the menace of a floating log. But just as floating logs sometimes turn out to be alligators, Petty's seemingly affectless singing can conceal quite a bite. That's certainly the case with "Into the Great Wide Open," his latest with the Heartbreakers. As the album ambles through its mid-tempo ballads and low-key rockers, Petty's sly tunefulness almost lulls the listener into accepting these songs at face value.
FEATURES
By From staff reports | July 12, 1991
Beat the heat every Friday with "Hot Enough for You?" -- a weekly assortment of summertime stories and tips on surviving the swelter.Double dippingBryan Soronson has a consuming passion for ice cream. Off-hours from his day job as administrator of University Hospital's neurology department, Mr. Soronson organizes ice cream tastings, consults for manufacturers and writes and speaks at every opportunity about the chills and thrills of this hot weather treat.So in honor of National Ice Cream Month -- we'll double-dip to that!
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | July 12, 1991
BOYZ N The Hood'' is another in a growing number of films that are about blacks and are written and directed by blacks. Put this down as one of the better ones.The film is crude. It hasn't been cut that well, but it has strength and a story that holds the viewer's interest from beginning to end. It is also very well acted. The film takes place in South Central Los Angeles, and before it begins, we are told that male blacks have a good chance of dying by gunfire and that in most instances, they are murdered by other blacks.
NEWS
By Andrei Codrescu | December 9, 1990
Buffalo.--WHEN I GOT out of the car a blade of frigid wind whipped my face with the fury of a pack of wolves starving in the snowy deeps of Siberia. ''I can't believe you people live here!'' I howled contra-venti at my friend Deborah Ott who was flattened by the gale against a wall of the University of Buffalo. ''It's nothing.'' she said, ''Wait till next month!''Luckily, I wasn't going to. I was going back next day to my scented bower of camellias, azaleas, wisteria, magnolia and birds where winter is only a dream, and our only fear is not finding a table at our favorite outdoor cafe.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | October 25, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- Rap artist Ice Cube, a member of the group N.W.A before making his controversial solo debut album, "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted," is in the movies.He is currently co-starring in Columbia's "Boys in the 'Hood," which began shooting Oct. 1, playing a drug-dealing gang member in the coming-of-age drama that explores the dilemmas inner-city teen-agers face as they try to remain unscathed in a gang- and drug-ridden environment.Larry Fishburne stars as an angry father with a strong political consciousness in the first feature from writer-director John Singleton, 23, a University of Southern California film school graduate and award-winning student screenwriter.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | October 7, 1990
Howard Community College is giving new meaning to the words "chill out" with a 54-foot long, 10-foot wide, 7 -foot high ice cube.The giant ice cube is the centerpiece of an innovative cooling system added during the summer to increase the community college's air-conditioning capacity and reduce energy costs.Contractors, engineers and commercial building owners attended seminars at HCC last week to learn about the technology and potential cost savings in what engineers call "cool storage" or "thermal storage."
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