Activism

Aug 15, 2017

Organization Co-Founded By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jumps Into Rap With New Hip-Hop Label

A legendary Civil Rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hopes to get new members using Hip-Hop music

Aug 5, 2017

Why Detroit Exploded In The Summer Of 1967

While Detroit grew geographically to accommodate newcomers, most blacks were confined to four districts in the city until about 1960. Venturing into other neighborhoods came at a considerable risk.

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Jul 29, 2017

Matt Barnes Links With Snoop; Announces Scholarship For Students With Cancer

NBA star Matt Barnes is doing his part to fight cancer, and he's helping students with the disease.

Jul 27, 2017

The Healing Power Of Hip-Hop

While many people struggle to look past the profanity, materialism, and high-risk messages often celebrated within mainstream rap music, hip hop culture at its core, is built on values of social justice, peace, respect, self-worth, community, and having fun.

Jul 23, 2017

Common Drops By Harlem School With $10,000 and A Smile

Common dropped by a school in Harlem and dropped of some major coin to help the students...

Jul 18, 2017

Does DMX Have A Responsibility To Be A Role Model?

DMX says it's not his responsibility to be a role model. Is he right or wrong?

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Jul 14, 2017

Big Boi Talks Police Brutality and Gives Great Advice To Democrats

Atlanta rapper Big Boi has some good advice for the Dems, as police brutality rises...

Singer Caprice Quinn Represents For The Ladies Everywhere Around The World

Caprice is a Polynesian singer-songwriter, director, partner and mother-of-three and is aware of the challenges facing women in music and the community at large.

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.

Homeless to Billions: The Founder of Patron Gives Up The Keys To Success

One would assume that being homeless would turn someone rich into a greedy bastard. Instead, Patron's founder has committed to giving away his $3 billion fortune...

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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.

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Jun 9, 2017

YFN Lucci Makes A Day “Unforgettable” For Valdosta High Wildcats

Rapper YFN Lucci maybe a new platinum artist thanks to his song "Key to the Streets," but he hasn't forgotten the keys that open the door to his success – his fans...

May 19, 2017

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...

May 19, 2017

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...

May 18, 2017

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 12, 2017

Hip-Hop Photographer Esteven Oriol, Some Beer and Boxing Meld, To Transform Los Angeles Communities

A new two-minute documentary by a hip-hop photographer highlights stories of friendships and community bonds...

May 4, 2017

Rapper Goldlink Helps Thousands of Students and Makes His Dad Proud

Goldlink is linking up with thousands of students in his hometown of D.C.,through a partnership with the local parks and recreation department.

Apr 28, 2017

DJ Khaled Is Helping Over 20,000 Students Go To College

DJ Khaled helped over 20,000 students figure out how to go to college. Read this...

Apr 26, 2017

Black Students Take on President Donald Trump In A Fight For Education

Black students have had enough of Donald Trump, so a protest is going down...

Apr 25, 2017

College Professor Who Was Once A Bankrobber Shows Students How To Do It Right

Read how this guy went from robbing banks to teaching students!

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 21, 2016

Happy Earth Day…Your Internet Surfing Is Ruining The Environment

Earth Day is upon us. And as you view this article on your phone or computer, you are helping to ruin the environment. And, just having our website up for you to even read these pieces damages our ecosystem. Sorry.

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

Dec 19, 2015

Harvard Tells Students What To Think About Race and Politics, President Ends Up Apologizing

An attempt to offer students advice on how to handle conversations about race and politics with family members over the holiday have backfired in the face of Harvard administrators and the President, Drew G. Faust. The beef erupted over the language on laminated placemats titled “Holiday Placemat for Social Justice.”

Dec 11, 2015

Angola’s President Really Hates Hip-Hop, So He’s About To Send A Group of Rappers To Jail for A Longtime

In Angola, over half of the population lives off $2 a day even though the country is Africa’s second biggest oil exporter. So Ikonoklasta and a group of rappers began using Hip-Hop to protest the government. President dos Santos has done everything he can to disrupt the rappers lives, from planting cocaine on Ikonoklasta to beating up the rapper’s longtime collaborators.

Nov 30, 2015

Are Black Activists Bullying Students Into Silence On Campuses?

The Presidents of Harvard and Yale (who has its first Black Dean) have managed to keep their jobs so far, despite many racially charged incidents at each university. There's fresh criticism of how the administration has handled escalating confrontations on campuses. It is coming from "the other side."

Nov 29, 2015

The Largest Release of Prisoners in U.S. History Need the Tools to Stay Out

We must give newly freed prisoners the tools they need to succeed, if we want to keep the recidivism rate low.

Nov 23, 2015

Dartmouth Student Schools Fox News Racist Anchor on #BlackLivesMatter

A student went toe-to-toe with a Fox News anchor in defense of the #blacklivesmatter movement.

Nov 23, 2015

Bar Takes Branding To A New Low And LSU Students Aint Having It

Student Taylor Ward was stunned when she saw the stamp on her hand after she entered a bar named Reggie's last week in Baton Rouge. Apparently, each week patrons’ hands are stamped after they enter the venue. When Ward looked at her stamp, she noticed the stamp read "Reggin." When you view the word backwards, it spells out "nigger.”

Nov 20, 2015

Here’s How You Can Live Without Producing Trash

A New York woman named Lauren Singer wants you to change the way you think about trash. Over the past TWO years, she's only produced enough to fill a little mason jar!

Nov 16, 2015

The Hate At Yale Goes To Next Level and Protests Erupt At The University’s President’s House

Violent, Racist Call To African-American Studies Department causes heightened security at Yale. But the students aren't being punked and took their anger to the President of the University's house!