Politics

Jun 23, 2017

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

In a nod to the integral role African-American musicians play in the country’s rich musical legacy, we’ve decided to highlight our own “playlist” of articles, pieces that feature icons like Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur, along with forgotten – but no less important – voices...

Jun 19, 2017

This Hip-Hop Album Cover Cost A Former Student His Job At A Christian College

Another college in Indiana took action against an employee, over a hip-hop album cover and posted a Facebook page.

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Jun 19, 2017

“Manspreading” – The Latest Hassle For Travelers Could Finally Be Banned

Is “manspreading” becoming a public epidemic for travelers?

Jun 16, 2017

In Tupac’s Life, The Struggles and Triumphs of a Generation

Since his death in 1996, Tupac’s place in the pantheon of cultural icons has been firmly cemented. Scores of books and documentaries have detailed his life, career and tragic death, while musicians continue to pay tribute to his influence in their songs.

Jun 9, 2017

“Romeo and Juliet” Gets Real-Life Twist In Documentary “Romeo is Bleeding” Backed By Russell Simmons

A new documentary chronicles the efforts of educator Donte Clark and real-life drama, as he leads a cast of high school students in a remake of "Romeo and Juliet.

Jun 6, 2017

These Stupid (and Offensive) Memes Cost Students Their Education At Harvard

This set of memes that aren't even funny have cost a group of Harvard students from the Class of 2021 dearly...

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May 23, 2017

Six Reasons Why Stopping Worldwide Terrorism Is So Challenging

Believe it or not, terror attacks are rare...which is why they are so hard to stop....

Oh Crap: The Newest Weapon Of Protesters is “The PooPootov Cocktail”

A new tactic has been dubbed the "Poopootov" in a play on the Molotov cocktails often seen at streets protests...

Hillary Clinton Will Be The Next Big Politician To Get Played Out On A College Campus

Hillary Clinton is about to feel the pain next month, when she visits Medgar Evers College...

Rapper-Turned-Teacher Wants His Students Head to Swell With Knowledge

Matthew Duncan works vigorously to teach his Ottawa Hills High School pupils about graffiti, emceeing (motivational rap), breakdancing, deejaying,

May 18, 2017

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May 18, 2017

Forget Frats…These Hip-Hop Cyphers Give Students A Way To Be Included Without Being Killed

Instead of being beaten, assaulted, humiliated and killed in some cases, these students have opted to find diversity and inclusion through another route – hip-hop culture...

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May 6, 2017

A$AP Ferg Went to Africa and Came Back On A Mission To Help Students

A$AP Ferg is also taking it a step further than many of businesses that have exploited Africa for their own personal gain.

May 4, 2017

Philly Embraces Illegal Graffiti Artists and Transforms The City Into An Art Lover’s Paradise

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Project is responsible for over 300 plus artists having jobs.

May 4, 2017

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Video: What Does It Mean?

J Cole's "Neighbors" video made a strong point about race but it also confused some fans...

May 3, 2017

Tufts University All Black Concert Highlights Issues With Race on Campus

A hip-hop concert that took place at Tufts University is raising interesting questions about race on the campus.

May 3, 2017

How Terror Rapper Deso Dogg Married A U.S. Agent and Screwed The FBI

The world's top, and only rapping terrorist is in love...

May 1, 2017

South America’s Biggest City Has Declared War On Graffiti

It took Brazilian artist Iaco one minute to whip out a can of spray paint and write “doria” seven times...

Apr 29, 2017

This Is Why A New Movement Black Minds Matter Is Springing Up On Campuses

There is a new movement on college campuses called Black Minds Matter, to prepare African-American students for the 21st century.

Apr 24, 2017

Former President Barack Obama Gets Real With Students In His First Speech Since Leaving Office

President Obama explains all the challenges he had as student after he graduated.

Apr 24, 2017

TV Mirrors Reality, Just As A Hip-Hop Professor Decides To Run For Mayor of Durham

One professor in Durham is going to run for Mayor and he's asking Hip-Hop heads for help!

Apr 20, 2017

The Guy Who Became Famous For Being Punched At Donald Trump’s Rally Has A Hip-Hop Mixtape Out

Rakeem Jones is flipping the script on the negative publicity after being punched at a Donald Trump rally.

Apr 17, 2017

Racism: Is It Ruining The World of Online Dating?

Is who you choose to love really a political choice after all?

Apr 16, 2017

Logic Explores Really Complicated Race Issues That Will Make You Think

Logic had it rough, but that’s not going to stop him...

Apr 13, 2017

Who Counts As Black?

Traditional notions of black identity are no longer so.

Nov 7, 2016

Songs, music and machine guns: Female Kurdish fighters battling IS on the frontlines

Songs, music and machine guns: Female Kurdish fighters battling IS on the frontlines

Nov 4, 2016

Protests erupt over David Duke visit to an HBCU in New Orleans

David Duke finally made his appearance at Dillard University and it didn't go well, as one would expect when the former grand wizard of the KKK makes a visit to a historically black college.

Nov 4, 2016

Kara Kelley, N.H. teacher, suspended after dressing as Trump, dancing to ‘F– Donald Trump’ in class

A New Hampshire geometry teacher has been removed from the classroom after she was seen in a video dancing to the song, "F--- Donald Trump," while dressed as the Republican presidential nominee.

Mar 27, 2016

Who Has The Tightest Presidential Logo?

If done correctly, a logo conveys the underlying message or core them of business, or brand. Each one of the four contenders still fighting for the Presidential nomination of their respective parties crafted strong, bold logos. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the frontrunners for the Democrats and Republicans. Picking a logo for their campaigns was no simple task.

Mar 17, 2016

Matisyahu Hits College Campuses In Response To Protests

Matisyahu is embarking on a 16-date tour of the United States, where he will hit major college campuses with Palestinian Hip-Hop artist Nadim. The college tour is a response to protests against Matisyahu last year, after the Jewish musician refused to endorse a state for the Palestinian people.

Mar 16, 2016

Lesbian Hip-Hop Duo From Havana Fights Homophobia With Music

According to Odaymara Cuesta from the lesbian Cuban hip-hop band Krudas Cubensi, there's a gay person in every family in Cuba. But a lot needs to change in Cuba before its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens are able to expose their true identity without fear of discrimination in an island nation once notoriously hostile toward them, she said.

Mar 14, 2016

Young Thug Links With Phi Beta Sigma For Flint Residents

Young Thug is linking with students at Syracuse University to do some good for the residents in Flint, Michigan

Feb 19, 2016

TRUMPING THE KOCHS

Another Mysterious Case of ‘Politics Makes the Strangest Bed Fellows’.Proving yet again – that even a broken clock is right twice a day – Donald Trump has performed an enormous public service on behalf of humanity and the Democracy of these United States.

Feb 5, 2016

Chinese President Turns To Hip-Hop To Spread Propaganda

Step aside, Kanye. The hottest topic in the rap world this week is... Chinese President Xi Jinping The Communist politician's "Four Comprehensives" theory was at the center of a three-minute Hip-Hop music video being shared widely on social media there Tuesday...

Feb 5, 2016

Congress Debates Wu-Tang Album, Martin Shkreli Makes Hilarious Faces

An epic battle in Hip-Hop took place today in the halls of congress. Martin Shkreli, the guy who infamously raised the price of Turing Pharmaceuticals’ AIDS drugs 5,000%, sat in front of a congressional panel. Shkreli also copped a one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million and was called to testify in front of a congressional hearing over his antics.