From Black Advocate To Token Black As featured on Blavity.com; Writer: Kadeem Pilgrim Today, I find myself confronting an inner battle that I’ve been dealing with for well over two years. The source of my conflicting feelings?   Kanye Omari West. While that name has lost the veneration it once garnered from the Black community, we as a people would be remiss to pretend that Kanye’s music was not pivotal in hip-hop's transition into the mainstream. Songs like “Jesus Walks” and “Gold Digger” did more than making Kanye West a household name; his music spoke to a generation of Black youths...