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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.

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