Politics

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.

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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.

Feb 14, 2018

This Is How Trae Tha Truth’s Relief Gang Is Cleaning Up Texas

Trae Tha Truth is rebuilding Texas - literally - with the help of some famous friends.

Feb 6, 2018

Black America’s “Bleaching Syndrome”

Mathew Knowles recent comments about Beyonce's light skin shows the longstanding issues of color amongst African-Americans.

Jan 30, 2018

The Word’: An Obscure Protest Song That Still Holds Relevance 32 Years Later

The better protest songs are the universal ones that still remain relevant years after they were first released. “The Word”, a forgotten gem which was written and recorded in 1985 by The Junkyard Band, is a fine example.

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Jan 24, 2018

Senator Cory Booker Doubles As A New Podcast Host

Senator Cory Booker has a new job. Read more.

MLK’s Vision Of Love As A Moral Imperative Still Matters

For King, love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.

G Herbo Returns To “Terror Town” To Inspire Local Students

G Herbo is giving back to the city that raised him - "Terror Town"

What It’s Like To Be Gay And In A Gang

Nipsey Hussle is a gangbanger who has sparked a discussion about homosexuality in the African-American community.

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Jan 5, 2018

Tef Poe Heading To Theology School To Talk Tupac, God

Tef Poe, will co-instruct a course called "God and Tupac" this month.

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Jan 2, 2018

Chance The Rapper Hits #1 – As The Top Celebrity “Gone Good”

Chance the Rapper and Nicki Minaj has been recognized for their social activism in 2017.

Dec 21, 2017

Does Singing Jingles Bells Make You A Racist?

Are you being a racist by singing Jingle Bells? Check out this Professor's opinion.

Dec 13, 2017

Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up…To Trump?

Eminem is the only artist who uses the same tactics as President Trump. Is Trump shook?

Dec 9, 2017

Big Pharma Settlement Money Funds Hip-Hop Tour To Fight Addiction

Big Pharma settlement money is being used to fund a hip-hop tour to combat drug addiction.

Dec 8, 2017

What Is Meek Mill’s Judge Hiding? Alot It Turns Out

A new investigation into Meek Mills judge just found a bunch of businesses and properties she failed to report.

Dec 6, 2017

Parole Violations Are Driving Prison’s Revolving Door

Meek Mill’s case has drawn new attention to how probation and parole violations contribute to extremely high rates of incarceration in the United States.

Dec 1, 2017

Be Smart: Just Liking Racist Posts Can Get You Suspended

A group of students in the Bay Area are learning the hard way that racism online doesn't pay off.

Dec 1, 2017

Students Around The Country Walk Out Of Class To Protest Trump’s Bad Tax Bill

Students around the country are pissed at Donald Trump, Republicans and a tax bill winding its way through Congress.

Nov 29, 2017

Elementary Genocide: The Board of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration

Award-winning filmmaker Raheem Shabazz has released new installments of his documentary exploring the school-to-prison pipeline.

Nov 29, 2017

Is Hip-Hop Really The Ultimate Gateway Drug?

Is hip-hop really to blame for the opioid crisis? One student weighs in.

Nov 27, 2017

Powerful Criminal Justice Reform Organization Discusses Their Support For Meek Mill

Philly rapper Meek Mill is getting some important, powerful support from two political organizations.

Nov 14, 2017

Criminal Injustice: Wounds From Incarceration That Never Heal

Although home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population.

Nov 13, 2017

9th Wonder Building A New Hip-Hop Movement With NCCU

Producer 9th Wonder is working with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, to build a new repository for Hip-Hop.

Nov 6, 2017

Here Are Michelle Obama’s Tips To Not Play Yourself On Social Media

Michelle Obama had some tips for Donald Trump and everyone when it comes to decorum on social media.

Nov 2, 2017

BlackMatters.Us Wanted To Start Another “Christmas War” Til They Were Exposed

Be on the lookout this year for the fake Russian army trying to start a Christmas War again.

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 24, 2017

This Is How Russell Simmons Friendship With Donald Trump Benefitted Method Man

Russell Simmons' close friendship with President Donald Trump paid off for Wu-Tang's Method Man

Oct 23, 2017

This Flowchart From Ohio State Shows How To Not Be Racist This Halloween

Ohio State University has come up with a flowchart to help students avoid being embarrassed this Halloween.

Oct 18, 2017

Real Beef: Russian Hip-Hop Star Makes Hamburger For Vladimir Putin

Timati is a famous rapper over in Russia. And he's paying tribute to the country's leader this month, with a hamburger.

Oct 16, 2017

Pitbull Says Trump’s Spoiled Upbringing Is The Problem

Miami rapper Pitbull is no longer a fan of Donald Trump. Check out his comments on 45.

Oct 10, 2017

Icons Of Brazilian Feminist Funk and Hip-Hop

These are the bold women changing the sound of Brazilian favela funk.

Oct 9, 2017

How “White People” Were Invented By A Playwright in 1613

It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.

Oct 6, 2017

Gabon’s Political Force Is Its Thriving Hip-Hop Scene

Against the backdrop of oppression, the youth of Libreville began writing rap music, inspired by American hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and NWA.

Oct 6, 2017

Sir The Baptist Is Giving Out Scholarships With The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation Gala

Sir The Baptist will be on hand to give out some scholarships to some deserving students this weekend.