politics

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Oct 18, 2017

Real Beef: Russian Hip-Hop Star Makes Hamburger For Vladimir Putin

Timati is a famous rapper over in Russia. And he's paying tribute to the country's leader this month, with a hamburger.

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 9, 2017

How “White People” Were Invented By A Playwright in 1613

It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.

Oct 2, 2017

The Notorious RBG Is Actually A Fan Of The Notorious B.I.G.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is happy with her nickname and she even knows a little bit about Biggie Smalls!

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 14, 2017

Racial Battle Brewing In North Carolina As Students Go Hard To Remove Offensive “Silent Sam” Statue

Students of all races are uniting on campus at UNC Chapel-Hill, do topple a racist statue named "Silent Sam," which celebrates Confederate alumni.

Aug 31, 2017

Rap Lyrics Will Go “On Trial” At Montana State University

Montana State University will examine the relationship between hip-hop music and the criminal justice system.

Aug 17, 2017

How to Get Your Degree While Homeless

In college, student housing can be notoriously expensive, but most people don't have to deal with homelessness...

Aug 7, 2017

This Guy Faked Being Black To Go To College

The author of a new book is very proud to have taken cultural appropriation and the debate around Affirmative Action to new lows.

Aug 5, 2017

Why Detroit Exploded In The Summer Of 1967

While Detroit grew geographically to accommodate newcomers, most blacks were confined to four districts in the city until about 1960. Venturing into other neighborhoods came at a considerable risk.

Aug 4, 2017

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.

Jul 29, 2017

Comedian Adam Carolla Takes On Campus Protests After Listening to Rihanna In A Home Depot

Comedian Adam Carolla testified in front of Congress about free speech on college campuses.

Jul 27, 2017

The Healing Power Of Hip-Hop

While many people struggle to look past the profanity, materialism, and high-risk messages often celebrated within mainstream rap music, hip hop culture at its core, is built on values of social justice, peace, respect, self-worth, community, and having fun.

Jul 27, 2017

Diamond and Silk Defend President Trump With Some Bars

Diamond and Silk appeared on Fox's "Sean Hannity and Friends" talkshow, and they continued to defend President Donald Trump.

Jul 25, 2017

Charlamagne Tha God Explains How “Black Privilege” Can Lead To Black Power

Charlamagne Tha God breaks down the meaning of "black privilege" and talks about his latest book of the same name.