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Mar 26, 2018

Why Public Enemy’s Song About TV Addiction Is More Relevant Today Than Ever

Public Enemy's classic 1988 song "Channel Zero" has more meaning today than when it first came out.

Mar 15, 2018

From A Symbol Of “Broken Britain” Grime Has Become A Voice For The Voiceless

Grime continues to provide a prominent voice of hope to those who feel that the political classes have forgotten about them.

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Mar 6, 2018

New Play Brings Homer’s Odyssey To Chiraq

Two internationally-known brothers who specialize in reinterpreting Shakespeare, are putting a Twist on Homer's "Odyssey."

Feb 19, 2018

Black Panther Roars. Are We Listening?

Marvel’s had big hits before. But this feels like something different.

Feb 15, 2018

Meet The Swedish Producer Who Went To Africa To Score “Black Panther” Movie

Director Ryan Coogler tapped his go-to composer Ludwig Göransson to come up With "Black Panther" music.

Jan 16, 2018

HBCU STEM Students Prepare For High Stakes Battle For Cash During SXSW

The National Black MBA Association – Austin Chapter announces the 2nd Annual HBCU Battle of the Brains competition.

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Nov 30, 2017

Columbia College Chicago Offers New Hip-Hop Studies Minor – Here Are The Details

Columbia College Chicago is offering up an interesting new minor in hip-hop studies. Check out all the details.

How The Death Of The Hip-Hop DJ Spawned The Superstar Rapper

There’s now a huge, awkward elephant in hip-hop culture’s room: the ghost of the DJ.

English Course Is Using Jay-Z Lyrics To Breakdown Stereotypes

Jay-Z's lyrics are being decoded by students at SVSU to shatter stereotypes about Hip-Hop.

It’s Not Just Grime – Council Estates Produce All Sorts Of Art

The roots of the U.K.'s “hood” aesthetic can be traced back to the hip hop culture that emerged from marginalized communities in America.

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Oct 30, 2017

These Six “Banned” Artists Say F Trump To Work With Top Rappers

Spotify is launching its first-ever documentary short, which showcases the power of music to unite against social and political injustice.

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Oct 30, 2017

Mumble Rap: Cultural Laziness Or A True Reflection Of Contemporary Times?

Mumble rap - the most recent art form of rapping - or arguably the art of not rapping.

Oct 26, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Bullied Everyone – Except Hip-Hop Mogul Damon Dash

Damon Dash breaks down his interactions with the infamous Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 25, 2017

White People Should Never Rap The N-Word: A Linguist Breaks It Down

Black youth appear to strengthen their solidarity and identity by using the n-word as an in-group term.

Oct 17, 2017

Grime Is The New Punk – Here’s Why

Those familiar with the genre will know this success is hard-won and reflects the efforts of an underground, black British music community.

Sep 27, 2017

Not Funny: New Book Explores Dark, Racist Side Of Comedy

A new book explores the dark, racist side of being a comedian.

Sep 21, 2017

Here Are 20 Ways To Stay Financially Healthy

When it comes to being healthy, we usually think of our physical well-being. But what about your "financial health?"

Sep 19, 2017

Dee1 Is Giving Away Scholarships On “Knowledge for College Tour”

Rapper Dee-1!is on the road and he's giving away scholarships while he's on tour.

Sep 14, 2017

Tips To Be Successful, Courtesy Of French Montana

According to French Montana, you shouldn't follow trends if you want to be successful.

Sep 5, 2017

Words To Live By From A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky is a modern day renaissance man. Check out some tips from the rapper to remain confident throughout your day!

Aug 29, 2017

The Many Layers Of Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is and of many sides, and this is a dive into each of them.

Aug 14, 2017

Charlottesville Attack Shows Homegrown Terror On The Right Is On The Rise

The attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a man named James Alex Fields Jr. used his Dodge Challenger as a weapon against a crowd of protesters, underscores the growing violence of America’s far-right wing.

Aug 5, 2017

Why Detroit Exploded In The Summer Of 1967

While Detroit grew geographically to accommodate newcomers, most blacks were confined to four districts in the city until about 1960. Venturing into other neighborhoods came at a considerable risk.

Aug 4, 2017

Kim Jong-Un Is Living Larger Than Any Rapper, Even Diddy

Even though there are worldwide sanctions on North Korea, and half the population is starving, The Supreme Leader and his family are known for their lust for luxury goods.

Aug 2, 2017

Scott Storch Explains Why He Passed On College

Super producer Scott Storch explains why college just was not for him...

Jul 30, 2017

Wesley Snipes New Book Is An Urban, Supernatural, Thriller

Actor Wesley Snipes has a new book out, and writing it was much harder than the actor thought…

Jul 29, 2017

How Public Feuds On Social Media And Reality TV Play Out In Court

Shontavia Johnson Professor of Intellectual Property Law, at Drake University breaks down social media behavior and how it translates to the courts

Jul 23, 2017

Five Comic Book Superpowers That Really Exist In Animals

Evolution has been occurring for billions of years, producing organisms that are perfectly adapted to their environments. And this includes abilities that we would normally consider superpowers

May 15, 2017

The SpotiFive: Five New Hip-Hop Songs This Week (May 12-19)

These are the latest songs this week we are checking out…

Nov 7, 2016

Three Ways DJ Khaled Is Helping Students Prepare For College

DJ Khaled’s Snapchat is used for way more than just talking the latest music. In addition to letting users get a glimpse into what it's like to be a superstar producer/mobile, DJ Khaled has decided to do something good for the millions of followers he has as the "king of Snapchat.”

Apr 13, 2016

Elzhi Details Struggles In Making New Album “Lead Poison” Part 1

"I was working on ‘Lead Poison’ while I was sleeping in the whip. I feel like it definitely portrays just how it felt to lay in the back of the whip and rest my head trying to make sure nobody seen me going to sleep, and having the headphones in listening to the instrumentals trying to write and all that." Elzhi on making his new album "Lead Poison"

Oct 7, 2015

“BioHack” Your Partying And Become Bulletproof With These Tips

drinking potato vodka, and less sugary liquor can help you avoid a bad morning, while taking a capsule of activated charcoal, or alcohol detox pills can also be of use to start the next day off right.

Sep 3, 2015

Police Report Filed By Cop Who Was Refused Service By Arby’s

Here’s a portion of the police report detailing how an Arby’s employee refused to serve a police officer in Pembroke,...

Aug 18, 2015

$169 Million Reasons Why U of M Will Be The First College Football Team to Wear Jordans

Michael Jordan announced that University of Michigan's Wolverines will be the first football team in history to officially rock the Jordan Brand during games.

Aug 10, 2015

State of Emergency Declared in Wake of Renewed Ferguson Violence

Police arrested more than a dozen protesters in St. Louis on Monday who were demanding the dissolution of the Ferguson Police Department.

Jul 28, 2015

Tips To Avoid Stress As Back To School Approaches

The seven infographics above offer up great tips to avoid becoming too stressed out, as back-to-school season approaches. By scheduling...