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Where Are the Openly Gay Rappers in Hip-Hop?

Posted October 30, 2015 by We'Ced

There’s plenty of queer MCs in the underground. I listen to artists like Cakes Da Killa and Kevin Jz Prodigy, both amazing rappers who happen to be queer. There are countless others like Mykki Blanco, Stose, Chapman, Big Freedia and many more. Maybe if more people reach out and support the LGBT artists who exist below the mainstream, the powers that be will take notice and finally give gay rappers the shine they have earned. Hip-hop is ready for a gay rapper.

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

Posted October 9, 2015 by We'Ced

There is a little-known term to describe this rush of anxiety people feel during smartphone withdrawal. It is called nomophobia. Some recovery centers even provide rehab for smartphone addiction now.

These smartphones are, by far, ubiquitous among the younger generation. 87 percent of millennials said that their smartphones never leave their side, according to a survey by Zogby Analytics.

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Community

Portuguese ‘Festa’ Draws Thousands to Small Town

Posted October 1, 2015 by We'Ced

This Portuguese traditional festival began in the mid 1700s in the Azorean islands, and was eventually brought to the community of Gustine by immigrants committed to preserving their culture.

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Entertainment

I’ll Be a Gamer Forever

Posted August 11, 2015 by We'Ced

Why do I game? Growing up in a city where it feels like violence could be around every corner makes me hesitant about going outside, or even talking to neighbors. It also gets boring at home, and there aren’t many things to do around the neighborhood.

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Entertainment

Merced Youth React to Caitlyn Jenner’s Courage Award

Posted July 31, 2015 by We'Ced

When sports network ESPN announced its decision to award the coveted Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner, social media was quick to respond. Many argued that Jenner, who won gold in the 1976 decathlon as Bruce Jenner, did not deserve the honor. Below, We’Ced youth reporters share their thoughts on the award and on Jenner’s decision to embrace her gender in public.

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