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D.C. Statehood Rap

Today is Emancipation Day in the District, the commemoration of the day President Lincoln freed the slaves in D.C.in 1862. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has proposed eliminating the day off for D.C. government workers next year as a way to save money (the city pays holiday rate overtime to critical employees).

Today, there were small celebrations to mark the occasion around town, including a rally on Franklin Square for D.C. representation in Congress. At the event, rapper Rasi Caprice distributed a CD featuring his "Free D.C." song calling for statehood, which name checks all sorts of local causes. Our favorite line: "They build stadiums and taxpayers pay for them. But repairments for our schools, we gotta wait for them, and yet they wonder why the youth got hate for them."

Listen to the full song by clicking the play button above.

By David Nakamura

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  April 16, 2009; 3:26 PM ET
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Rap on Rasi Caprice.

Please make a "Rap" for the Democratic Party partial lobes in the Congress who label themselves the "Black Congressional Congress", it is a tragedy, and in the case of de-funding D.C. Charter Schools, these haters ended a good education program simply because it is populated with 99% African American children who's reading skills out pace the horrendous D.C. Public Schools system of ossifying education.

D.C. Public Schools is set this year to graduate another illiterate majority of African American children who cannot pass an 11th grade reading proficiency exam for college entrance exams.

So, Rap on, and create another song, but include the crony politics of a Congressional "Black Caucus", and a Democratic Party that again destroys proven improvements in education through closed door legislation again destroying a fair opportunity to succeed through education for all children, especially D,C,'s African American Public Schools children.

Rap on.

Posted by: eglobegus | April 16, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

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