Politics

Dec 4, 2018

How Politicians Are Using Instagram To Shape American Politics

Members of Congress are taking to Instagram more and more and it's starting to have an impact on politics.

Nov 8, 2018

How Social Media Led To “Unity” Between Kool Keith, DMC And Rock Group Smash Mouth

Legendary rappers Kool Keith, DMC and rock group Smash Mouth used Twitter to strike up a new collaboration.

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Nov 6, 2018

Extreme Political Polarization Weakens Democracy – Can The US Avoid That Fate?

There is a very charged political atmosphere in the United States. Can the country survive?

Nov 5, 2018

The Religious Right: The Real, Violent Extremists

Was Don Lemon was right when he said white males are the biggest threat to society?

Nov 5, 2018

The Detroit Hip-Hop Community Unites To Motivate Everyone To Vote

The Detroit hip-hop community organized a citywide campaign to get young voters to the polls.

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Nov 3, 2018

This Is Why Millennials Will Not Impact The Upcoming Elections

New data shows unless something changes very fast, Millennials participation in the mid-terms is going to be super low.

This Is How Temple University Acquired Tupac Shakur’s Collectibles

A huge collection of artifacts once owned by Tupac Shakur are heading to a Museum in Philly.

Black-Owned Bank Takes A Stand With “Take A Knee” Advertising Campaign

A black-owned bank just launched a controversial new ad campaign celebrating the NFL protests.

Dave East And G Herbo Encourage College Students To Get Out And Vote

One of the nation's biggest healthcare unions in the country helped fund an event featuring Dave East, G Herbo and others.

Oct 17, 2018

Five Reasons To End The Conspicuous Silence Of Music In Classrooms

Literature and music go hand and hand. So why is music being silenced in the classrooms?

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Oct 16, 2018

Is There A Secret Conspiracy In Hip-Hop To Promote Smoking?

New research shows DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and others are doing a hell of a job - promoting smoking.

Oct 11, 2018

Five Odd Quotes From Kanye West During His Meeting With President Trump

Kanye West was at the White House today, and most people are trying to figure out just what the hell the point of the meeting was.

Oct 4, 2018

Exploiting Black Labor After The Abolition Of Slavery

Kanye West has thrust the 13th Amendment back into the spotlight regarding slavery and prison. Is he right?

Oct 1, 2018

This Is How To Break Your Addiction To Donald Trump

Here is some tips to keep you from short circuiting thanks to all this Trump nonsense.

Sep 10, 2018

What In The World? Black Patrons Blasted With A Water Cannon At A Miami Burger Joint

A group of tourists were blasted with a water cannon after a racially charged incident in Miami.

Aug 31, 2018

Digital Underground’s Mr. Vegas Has Big Plans For Congress

Robert "The Vegas Don" Strawder is a hip-hop artist and a member of Digital Underground. He is running for House of Representatives on the Libertarian ticket.

Aug 30, 2018

Five Ways The “Aim Higher” Act Can Stuff Money Back In Your Pocket…If You Vote

A group of Democrats are sponsoring a bill to make education more affordable.

Aug 1, 2018

How Free Should Speech On Campus Be?

We asked a panel of Presidents from top universities some questions about freedom of speech, and its role on campus.

Jul 31, 2018

Common Will Not Rest Until Kids Are Released From Trump’s “Cages

Common calls Trump Administration's failure to reunify families at the border a “humanitarian crisis”

Jul 30, 2018

Cape Hip-Hop Keeps Alive Tradition Of Rapping In The Voices Of The “Less Thans”

The Cape region of South Africa is bubbling with rappers protesting Colonialism, Apartheid and inequality.

Jul 13, 2018

Former Rapper AD The Voice Gets Into Politics And Slays The Competition

Antonio Delgado is a former rapper who is shaking up New York politics in a major way.

Jul 9, 2018

In Canada, Hip-Hop Culture Is Paving The Way Forward

It’s easy to consume hip-hop as nothing more than entertainment. However, we should strive to engage hip-hop as a living and evolving culture that rhymes across national borders.

Jul 3, 2018

This Is How Belly Is Helping To Keep Immigrant Families Together At The Border

Belly is putting his money up to help fight president Trump's immigration policies.

Jun 27, 2018

Beyoncé And Jay-Z: The World Is Going Apes##t For Their Vision Of Black Culture

Beyonce and Jay-Z are exporting their brand of Blackness around the world.

Jun 25, 2018

A Trip To The Smithsonian Helped Mobb Deep’s Havoc Connect With His African Roots

Havoc of the legendary hip-hop duo Mobb Deep discovered his roots via genealogy research and a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Jun 20, 2018

Former Child Soldier Turned Rapper Emmanuel Jal Drops New Album For World Refugee Day

Emmanuel Jal is an award-winning rapper from Sudan who just dropped a new release with his sister to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Jun 19, 2018

New Research Project Shows The Gentrification Of Hip-Hop Through Atlanta Rap Lyrics

Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.

Jun 18, 2018

Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death For Rappers, Not So Much With Other Genres

Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians.

Jun 12, 2018

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.

May 25, 2018

Donald Glover And The State Of “Black Genius”

Music has been one of the few arenas in which African-Americans have been afforded genius status. The locus for this shift is hip-hop.

Apr 28, 2018

Kanye West, T.I. Team Up For New Single ‘Ye vs. The People’

Kanye West set social media into a frenzy this week when he bean tweeting out his support of Donald Trump...

Feb 19, 2018

Black Panther Roars. Are We Listening?

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

Feb 14, 2018

Senegal’s Rappers Continue To “Cry From The Heart” For A More Just Society

Across the Atlantic, musicians in many African countries are in the vanguard of popular struggles, not only providing a symbolic soundtrack but marching on the front lines and leading social movements.