Activism

Jun 19, 2018

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Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.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 15, 2018

Beleaf In Fatherhood: How Rapper Glen Henry Juggles His Career With Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

Glen Henry is a rapper who centers around fatherhood, we just got a big look from YouTube.

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Jun 13, 2018

Fans Attending The Vans Warped Tour Pitch In To Clean Up Festival Grounds

Hundreds of fans will do some good this year, before they party at the Vans Warped Tour.

Jun 13, 2018

Here Is Why NFL Star Marcell Dareus Is Opening A New School In Haiti

NFL star Marcell Dareus will return to Haiti next week, where he will meet with the Prime Minister.

Jun 11, 2018

Philly’s Most Wanted Rapper ABH Exhibits How Cartoons Helped Him Escape From The Mean Streets

Veteran rapper ABH is showcasing another side of his creativity in new exhibit in L.A.

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Jun 7, 2018

Rapper Dee-1 And Sallie Mae to Award a $25000 College Scholarship to High School Student

Sallie Mae leadership, employees, and educator-turned-hip-hop artist Dee-1 made the announcement on Sunday at the company's second annual 5K race.

An International Battle Heats Up To Free A Turkish Rapper Accused Of Promoting Drugs

Rapper Ezhel was arrested on pre-trial detention in May, accused of ‘publicly promoting drug use’ in his lyrics, music videos, and social media posts.

Gun Violence Survivors 4 Wheel City Will Not Let Their Disabilities Hold Them Back

Rappers Tapwaterz and Rickfire may have lost their ability to walk due to gun violence, but their voices are still being heard.

Rapper Dee-1 & Sallie Mae Host 5K Race To Help Fund College Scholarships

Dee-1 is helping out college students once again through his partnership with Sallie Mae.

May 29, 2018

What The Hell Is Unconscious Bias Training, And Will It Work For Starbucks?

Today, Common is helping Starbucks re-train their employees. But what exactly is he doing?

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May 28, 2018

The Black Eyed Peas Aim For “Sweet” Results In New Tech Experiment With “Sugar Tokens”

The Black Eyed Peas have teamed with a tech company to offer fans a new digital token.

May 25, 2018

Nicki Minaj Giving Away More Financial Aid For College To Her Fans

Nicki Minaj is giving away more financial aid money to her fans so they can pay off their college debt. The reaction was tremendous!

May 13, 2018

Black Veg: How A Plant-Based Diet Saved Brooklyn Borough Prez, Eric L. Adams

The upcoming Black VegFest aims to revolutionize veganism this summer.

Apr 2, 2018

DJ Khaled’s “Keys To Social Change” Will Hand Out Tens-of-Thousands In Scholarships

DJ Khaled is giving away over $20,000 in scholarships to high-school and college students.

Mar 26, 2018

Why Public Enemy’s Song About TV Addiction Is More Relevant Today Than Ever

Public Enemy's classic 1988 song "Channel Zero" has more meaning today than when it first came out.

Mar 15, 2018

From A Symbol Of “Broken Britain” Grime Has Become A Voice For The Voiceless

Grime continues to provide a prominent voice of hope to those who feel that the political classes have forgotten about them.

Mar 8, 2018

Hip-Hop, Architecture, Intersects At Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Michael Ford has combined his love of hip-hop and architecture, and now he's going to be teaching it to students.

Mar 8, 2018

Charles Barkley’s New Tech Deal Brings African-American History To Thousands Of Students

Sir Charles is about to school thousands of students in African-American history thanks to a new technology deal.

Mar 6, 2018

This Is Why “Black Panther” Will Inspire More Women In STEM Fields

A business professor from the University of Maryland explains how "Black Panther" is inspiring young African American girls.

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 7, 2018

This Is The Student Who Received $50,000 from Drake

Drake just gave some life-changing money to a student at the University of Miami.

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 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 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 29, 2017

Nas Revolutionizing Food Stamps With Fresh EBT App

Nas has invested in a new company that is revolutionizing public assistance.

Dec 27, 2017

Meet Lewi, The “Sickest” Terminally Ill Rapper

Terminally Ill artist "Lewi" recently released his debut single.

Dec 26, 2017

Student Athletes Stop Competing To Gather Thousands Of Toys With Chance the Rapper

A group of athletes from Chicago helped out Chance the Rapper over the holiday season.

Dec 21, 2017

NBA Star Baron Davis Explains Why He Started The BlackSanta Company

Baron Davis has big plans for The BlackSanta Company.

Dec 18, 2017

How Hip-Hop And Football Themed Card Game Is Reaching Kids

A veteran of the hip hop industry has lost a new card game to test critical thinking skills.

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 5, 2017

LeBron James’ I Promise School Chronicled in New Docu-Series

LeBron James new school in Akron Ohio will be the subject of a docu-series.

Dec 4, 2017

Hip-Hop Loving Professor Is Donating $2 Million To Clemson

A professor at Clemson is planning on giving his entire estates' savings over to the University.

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.