Activism

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.

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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"

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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.

Nas Revolutionizing Food Stamps With Fresh EBT App

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

Meet Lewi, The “Sickest” Terminally Ill Rapper

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

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.

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Dec 21, 2017

NBA Star Baron Davis Explains Why He Started The BlackSanta Company

Baron Davis has big plans for The BlackSanta Company.

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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.

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Mary Bethune Reincarnated In Hit Hip-Hop Play

A student at Bethune-Cookman has set his sights on Broadway, and he's well on his way with his brand new play.

Nov 21, 2017

Chance the Rapper’s Tax Speech To Students Right On Time

Chance the Rapper had some very wise advice for students during a surprise appearance.

Nov 20, 2017

DJ Khaled Helped A College Student Get A Year Of Free Tuition

A student who completed an insane challenge for DJ Khaled is getting his just due. Check it out.

Nov 13, 2017

9th Wonder Building A New Hip-Hop Movement With NCCU

Producer 9th Wonder is working with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, to build a new repository for Hip-Hop.

Oct 31, 2017

Atlanta Educator Wants To Teach “Gifted” Students How To Be “Lit”

A new series of DVDs uses Hip Hop to teach students critical learning skills.

Oct 24, 2017

Should The NFL Dump Opioids In Favor Of Marijuana?

Players discuss injuries sustained during their careers, rampant opioid addiction in the league, and the NFL's stance on marijuana use.

Oct 22, 2017

Frat At University Of Louisiana Monroe Suspended For Going Full Racist

Racism seems to be alive and well at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Oct 16, 2017

Wyclef Jean Drops In On Temple Students With A Lecture On Arts and Hip-Hop

Wyclef Jean dropped in on some surprised students at Temple University, to lecture a class.

Oct 16, 2017

Pitbull Says Trump’s Spoiled Upbringing Is The Problem

Miami rapper Pitbull is no longer a fan of Donald Trump. Check out his comments on 45.

Oct 6, 2017

Gabon’s Political Force Is Its Thriving Hip-Hop Scene

Against the backdrop of oppression, the youth of Libreville began writing rap music, inspired by American hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and NWA.

Oct 6, 2017

Sir The Baptist Is Giving Out Scholarships With The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation Gala

Sir The Baptist will be on hand to give out some scholarships to some deserving students this weekend.

Oct 5, 2017

Mona-Scott Young Talks Business To Students At North Carolina Central

Mona Scott-Young sat down with students at North Carolina Central to give them the scoop on the music business.

Oct 3, 2017

New Course Uses Gucci Mane’s Life To Keep Students Off The Streets

Gucci Mane's life is the inspiration behind a 12-session course using "hip-hop therapy" to keep students straight.

Oct 2, 2017

The Difference Between Black Football Fans and White Football Fans

White football fans and black football fans hold very different views about the relationship between football and national pride.

Sep 27, 2017

Not Funny: New Book Explores Dark, Racist Side Of Comedy

A new book explores the dark, racist side of being a comedian.

Sep 26, 2017

Oakland Raiders’ Jared Cook Hooks Up At Risk Students

Oakland Raiders' Tight End Jared Cook helped out some students in Oakland. Read more.

Sep 26, 2017

Viral Sensation Professor A.D. Carson Drops New Mixtape For Students To Study

A student whose dissertation went viral this summer is using hip-hop to teach his new class.

Sep 21, 2017

Sway in the Morning Sends 17 Students to “Art Rules” for FREE!

The "Sway in the Morning" show is paying it forward and helping some students advance their careers.

Sep 19, 2017

MissionU Disrupts Education With Free Tuition and No Debt

A new business is claiming to offer students higher education free of cost.

Sep 19, 2017

Dee1 Is Giving Away Scholarships On “Knowledge for College Tour”

Rapper Dee-1!is on the road and he's giving away scholarships while he's on tour.