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.
Trae Tha Truth is rebuilding Texas - literally - with the help of some famous friends.
Drake just gave some life-changing money to a student at the University of Miami.
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.
For King, love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.
G Herbo is giving back to the city that raised him - "Terror Town"
Chance the Rapper and Nicki Minaj has been recognized for their social activism in 2017.
Nas has invested in a new company that is revolutionizing public assistance.
Terminally Ill artist "Lewi" recently released his debut single.
A group of athletes from Chicago helped out Chance the Rapper over the holiday season.
Baron Davis has big plans for The BlackSanta Company.
A veteran of the hip hop industry has lost a new card game to test critical thinking skills.
Big Pharma settlement money is being used to fund a hip-hop tour to combat drug addiction.
LeBron James new school in Akron Ohio will be the subject of a docu-series.
A professor at Clemson is planning on giving his entire estates' savings over to the University.
Students around the country are pissed at Donald Trump, Republicans and a tax bill winding its way through Congress.
A student at Bethune-Cookman has set his sights on Broadway, and he's well on his way with his brand new play.
Chance the Rapper had some very wise advice for students during a surprise appearance.
A student who completed an insane challenge for DJ Khaled is getting his just due. Check it out.
Producer 9th Wonder is working with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, to build a new repository for Hip-Hop.
A new series of DVDs uses Hip Hop to teach students critical learning skills.
Players discuss injuries sustained during their careers, rampant opioid addiction in the league, and the NFL's stance on marijuana use.
Racism seems to be alive and well at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Wyclef Jean dropped in on some surprised students at Temple University, to lecture a class.
Miami rapper Pitbull is no longer a fan of Donald Trump. Check out his comments on 45.
Against the backdrop of oppression, the youth of Libreville began writing rap music, inspired by American hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and NWA.
Sir The Baptist will be on hand to give out some scholarships to some deserving students this weekend.
Mona Scott-Young sat down with students at North Carolina Central to give them the scoop on the music business.
Gucci Mane's life is the inspiration behind a 12-session course using "hip-hop therapy" to keep students straight.
White football fans and black football fans hold very different views about the relationship between football and national pride.
A new book explores the dark, racist side of being a comedian.
Oakland Raiders' Tight End Jared Cook helped out some students in Oakland. Read more.
A student whose dissertation went viral this summer is using hip-hop to teach his new class.
The "Sway in the Morning" show is paying it forward and helping some students advance their careers.
A new business is claiming to offer students higher education free of cost.
Rapper Dee-1!is on the road and he's giving away scholarships while he's on tour.