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Yes, the headline baffles us as well. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan turned heads after praising Hollywood director-actor Tyler Perry’s “Madea” character, calling it a worthy portrayal of a “strong, Black woman.” The minister went on to hail Perry for bringing the bawdy, tough-talking matriarch to the masses.
In Hip-Hop music and culture, the terms “Peace, God,” “Word Is Bond,” and “Cipher,” among others, all pepper the language of the participants and proponents within the culture. While the phrases and terms have flair, the sayings have origins that were established just as Hip-Hop was forming as a known entity. The Nation of Gods […]