Politics

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”

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.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

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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.

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.

Jan 24, 2018

Senator Cory Booker Doubles As A New Podcast Host

Senator Cory Booker has a new job. Read more.

Jan 12, 2018

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.

Jan 10, 2018

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

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

Jan 9, 2018

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.

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.

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.