Politics

Mar 7, 2019

Stop The BS – When You Hear A Negative Statistic About Black Students, Question It

Ivory A. Toldson of Howard University checks in to correct some of the wrong assumptions about black students around the country.

Mar 7, 2019

African-American Women With HIV Often Overlooked, Under-Supported

Since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s, African-American women have carried a large burden of HIV.

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Mar 6, 2019

Why Wealth Equality Remains Out Of Reach For Black Americans

Darrick Hamilton of Ohio State University breaks down some facts about the reasons for income inequality.

Feb 26, 2019

The Ladies Are First With Hip Hop for Change Women’s Empowerment Summit

A non-profit in Oakland is hosting a women' summit this month to tackle a number of issues in hip-hop and society in general.

Feb 19, 2019

Why Blackface?

Blackface offered the perfect entertainment for a slave nation and then, after the Civil War, a society built on racial segregation.

Feb 14, 2019

How To Say I’m Sorry, Whether You’ve Appeared In A Racist Photo, Harrassed Women, Or Just Screwed Up

The scandals over blackface photos in Virginia is raising an interesting question: How do you say sorry for your past screw ups?

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Feb 11, 2019

Rap Music And Threats Of Violence: A Case For The Supreme Court To Decide

A little-known rapper from Pittsburgh is testing the Supreme Court's limits regarding the right to free speech, in a big way.

Inside The Kingdom of Hayti, The “Wakanda” Of The Western Hemisphere

Wakanda seems to be good to be true. But is it? A real Wakanda existed at one point in history.

FAMU Law Interns On Their Way To Changing The Prison, Educational Systems

Two students presented their legal projects to 120 senior officials representing Florida’s 40 NAACP branches.

Fyre Festival Fiasco: Exploitation of Caribbean Islanders Highlights Colonial Legacy of Tourism

The Fyre Festival offers up a unique opportunity to look at the impact colonialism and touring has had on the Caribbean islands.

Jan 28, 2019

Van Jones Is Ready For Prison Reform With Meek Mill & Jay-Z’s REFORM Alliance

Van Jones is on board to lead Jay-Z and Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance.

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Jan 3, 2019

Becoming A Doctor Could Be A Great Career Choice – If You Are A Black Man

There is a nationwide shortage of black male doctors in the United States, and one man is doing something about it.

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.

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.

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.

Nov 2, 2018

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.

Oct 30, 2018

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.

Oct 29, 2018

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?

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.