politics

Mar 19, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: Why Americans Outrage First and Ask Questions Later

Does the Jussie Smollett issue "point" to a deeper problem with our thinking?

Mar 13, 2019

The Shutdown Should Be A Wake-Up Call – Here Are 4 Tips To Boost Savings

After the crazy government shutdown, we should all be figuring out how to have as much money banked as possible.

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Mar 7, 2019

Stop The BS – When You Hear A Negative Statistic About Black Students, Question It

Ivory A. Toldson of Howard University checks in to correct some of the wrong assumptions about black students around the country.

Mar 7, 2019

African-American Women With HIV Often Overlooked, Under-Supported

Since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s, African-American women have carried a large burden of HIV.

Mar 6, 2019

Why Wealth Equality Remains Out Of Reach For Black Americans

Darrick Hamilton of Ohio State University breaks down some facts about the reasons for income inequality.

Feb 26, 2019

The Ladies Are First With Hip Hop for Change Women’s Empowerment Summit

A non-profit in Oakland is hosting a women' summit this month to tackle a number of issues in hip-hop and society in general.

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Feb 19, 2019

Why Blackface?

Blackface offered the perfect entertainment for a slave nation and then, after the Civil War, a society built on racial segregation.

How To Say I’m Sorry, Whether You’ve Appeared In A Racist Photo, Harrassed Women, Or Just Screwed Up

The scandals over blackface photos in Virginia is raising an interesting question: How do you say sorry for your past screw ups?

Rap Music And Threats Of Violence: A Case For The Supreme Court To Decide

A little-known rapper from Pittsburgh is testing the Supreme Court's limits regarding the right to free speech, in a big way.

Compton Kidz Club Is Out To Change The Image Of Gangster Rap’s Most Famous Cities

Compton Kidz are out to the change the image of Compton and change the world in the process.

Feb 5, 2019

Inside The Kingdom of Hayti, The “Wakanda” Of The Western Hemisphere

Wakanda seems to be good to be true. But is it? A real Wakanda existed at one point in history.

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Dec 4, 2018

How Politicians Are Using Instagram To Shape American Politics

Members of Congress are taking to Instagram more and more and it's starting to have an impact on politics.

Nov 29, 2018

Hip-Hop And HIV – One Rap Song’s Positive Message Still Holds True

The narrative in “Positive” centers on a tormented soul as he deals with the angst of awaiting an HIV test result.

Nov 28, 2018

Spotify’s New Arab Hub For Music Is A Game Changer For Palestinians

Spotify has a new hub featuring some of the most popular-and important music from the Arab world.

Nov 6, 2018

Extreme Political Polarization Weakens Democracy – Can The US Avoid That Fate?

There is a very charged political atmosphere in the United States. Can the country survive?

Nov 5, 2018

The Religious Right: The Real, Violent Extremists

Was Don Lemon was right when he said white males are the biggest threat to society?

Nov 5, 2018

The Detroit Hip-Hop Community Unites To Motivate Everyone To Vote

The Detroit hip-hop community organized a citywide campaign to get young voters to the polls.

Nov 3, 2018

This Is Why Millennials Will Not Impact The Upcoming Elections

New data shows unless something changes very fast, Millennials participation in the mid-terms is going to be super low.

Nov 2, 2018

This Is How Temple University Acquired Tupac Shakur’s Collectibles

A huge collection of artifacts once owned by Tupac Shakur are heading to a Museum in Philly.

Oct 30, 2018

Black-Owned Bank Takes A Stand With “Take A Knee” Advertising Campaign

A black-owned bank just launched a controversial new ad campaign celebrating the NFL protests.

Oct 29, 2018

Dave East And G Herbo Encourage College Students To Get Out And Vote

One of the nation's biggest healthcare unions in the country helped fund an event featuring Dave East, G Herbo and others.

Oct 18, 2018

FAMU Is Changing Students Into “Rattlers For Justice”

Florida A&M recently unveiled a brand-spanking-new website for their law students.

Oct 17, 2018

Five Reasons To End The Conspicuous Silence Of Music In Classrooms

Literature and music go hand and hand. So why is music being silenced in the classrooms?

Oct 11, 2018

Five Odd Quotes From Kanye West During His Meeting With President Trump

Kanye West was at the White House today, and most people are trying to figure out just what the hell the point of the meeting was.

Oct 4, 2018

Exploiting Black Labor After The Abolition Of Slavery

Kanye West has thrust the 13th Amendment back into the spotlight regarding slavery and prison. Is he right?

Oct 1, 2018

This Is How To Break Your Addiction To Donald Trump

Here is some tips to keep you from short circuiting thanks to all this Trump nonsense.

Sep 25, 2018

YBN Cordae Gets Political With The Congressional Black Caucus

YBN Cordae and Common were the highlights at the Black Caucus Foundation's 48th annual Legislative Conference.

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.

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.

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.

Jun 27, 2018

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.