politics

Sep 17, 2018

Are Today’s White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?

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.

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Sep 3, 2018

Mona Haydar: How Suicide Helped Start Her Rap Career

Mona is a musician, poet, activist, public speaker, wife, mother, who recently got her Master's in Christian Ethics and Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

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.

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 4, 2018

Frederick Douglass, July 4th, And Remembering Babylon In America

Fourth of July is a celebration for America, but for African-Americans, the holiday is a touchy subject.

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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.

Beyoncé And Jay-Z: The World Is Going Apes##t For Their Vision Of Black Culture

Beyonce and Jay-Z are exporting their brand of Blackness around the world.

UC Berkeley Students Teaching A Course On Frank Ocean’s Life

The life and times of Frank Ocean will be the subject of a new college course at UC Berkeley.

Former Child Soldier Turned Rapper Emmanuel Jal Drops New Album For World Refugee Day

Emmanuel Jal is an award-winning rapper from Sudan who just dropped a new release with his sister to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Jun 20, 2018

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

Check out this article with a "playlist" of features on some great black musicians you need to know.

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Jun 18, 2018

Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death For Rappers, Not So Much With Other Genres

Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians.

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 12, 2018

Kim Jong-Un Is Living Larger Than Any Rapper, Even Diddy

Even though there are worldwide sanctions on North Korea, and half the population is starving, The Supreme Leader and his family are known for their lust for luxury goods.

Jun 8, 2018

New Exhibit Tackles Stereotypes And Showcases Chinese Americans Role In Hip-Hop

Chinese Americans play an important role in hip-hop and a new exhibit highlights their accomplishments.

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.

Jan 24, 2018

Senator Cory Booker Doubles As A New Podcast Host

Senator Cory Booker has a new job. Read more.

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 9, 2018

What It’s Like To Be Gay And In A Gang

Nipsey Hussle is a gangbanger who has sparked a discussion about homosexuality in the African-American community.

Jan 5, 2018

Tef Poe Heading To Theology School To Talk Tupac, God

Tef Poe, will co-instruct a course called "God and Tupac" this month.

Dec 13, 2017

Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up…To Trump?

Eminem is the only artist who uses the same tactics as President Trump. Is Trump shook?

Dec 6, 2017

Parole Violations Are Driving Prison’s Revolving Door

Meek Mill’s case has drawn new attention to how probation and parole violations contribute to extremely high rates of incarceration in the United States.

Dec 5, 2017

The Feds Have A Super Secretive Program To Scan Tattoos And Track You

The government is able to scan and track people based on their tattoos thanks to a top-secret project underway.

Dec 1, 2017

Be Smart: Just Liking Racist Posts Can Get You Suspended

A group of students in the Bay Area are learning the hard way that racism online doesn't pay off.

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 29, 2017

Elementary Genocide: The Board of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration

Award-winning filmmaker Raheem Shabazz has released new installments of his documentary exploring the school-to-prison pipeline.

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 27, 2017

Powerful Criminal Justice Reform Organization Discusses Their Support For Meek Mill

Philly rapper Meek Mill is getting some important, powerful support from two political organizations.

Nov 14, 2017

Criminal Injustice: Wounds From Incarceration That Never Heal

Although home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population.

Nov 6, 2017

Here Are Michelle Obama’s Tips To Not Play Yourself On Social Media

Michelle Obama had some tips for Donald Trump and everyone when it comes to decorum on social media.

Nov 2, 2017

BlackMatters.Us Wanted To Start Another “Christmas War” Til They Were Exposed

Be on the lookout this year for the fake Russian army trying to start a Christmas War again.

Oct 30, 2017

These Six “Banned” Artists Say F Trump To Work With Top Rappers

Spotify is launching its first-ever documentary short, which showcases the power of music to unite against social and political injustice.

Oct 24, 2017

This Is How Russell Simmons Friendship With Donald Trump Benefitted Method Man

Russell Simmons' close friendship with President Donald Trump paid off for Wu-Tang's Method Man

Oct 23, 2017

This Flowchart From Ohio State Shows How To Not Be Racist This Halloween

Ohio State University has come up with a flowchart to help students avoid being embarrassed this Halloween.