politics

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Jun 21, 2018

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.

Jun 20, 2018

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.

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"