The sense of time passing prompts us to ask what Shaft signified for black America in the early 1970s, in 2000 – and what he might mean in this latest incarnation.
Meek Mill's case is indicative of a system that many believe sets people up for inevitable failure.
Black Woodstock took place in 1969, on the same day as Woodstock in upstate New York.
Sean Collinson has come a long way since his days as Kid Flash. Now he's making a bid for the White House.
A new bill in Congress ends the practice of discriminating against people because of their hairstyle.
The all-male HBCU's top enrollment official explains how the new transgender policy will work.
Charlotte, North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar is sick of losing his friends to homicides.
Almost 20,000 students and educators are going to be honored for their outstanding dedication to their communities.
Here are some ways you can do your part to keep the environment healthy.
Nelson "Moses" Lassiter is taking on homophobia in Hip-Hop with his new Series "Single Record."
Sir Richard Branson is one of the world's most recognized entrepreneurs. But he's also and activist who's doing something about climate change.
Racism is embedded into the fabric of American life. But many students are not aware of this.
Ivory A. Toldson of Howard University checks in to correct some of the wrong assumptions about black students around the country.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s, African-American women have carried a large burden of HIV.
Darrick Hamilton of Ohio State University breaks down some facts about the reasons for income inequality.
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.
Blackface offered the perfect entertainment for a slave nation and then, after the Civil War, a society built on racial segregation.
The scandals over blackface photos in Virginia is raising an interesting question: How do you say sorry for your past screw ups?
A little-known rapper from Pittsburgh is testing the Supreme Court's limits regarding the right to free speech, in a big way.
Wakanda seems to be good to be true. But is it? A real Wakanda existed at one point in history.
Two students presented their legal projects to 120 senior officials representing Florida’s 40 NAACP branches.
The Fyre Festival offers up a unique opportunity to look at the impact colonialism and touring has had on the Caribbean islands.
Van Jones is on board to lead Jay-Z and Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance.
There is a nationwide shortage of black male doctors in the United States, and one man is doing something about it.
Members of Congress are taking to Instagram more and more and it's starting to have an impact on politics.
Legendary rappers Kool Keith, DMC and rock group Smash Mouth used Twitter to strike up a new collaboration.
There is a very charged political atmosphere in the United States. Can the country survive?
The Republicans have become "fear merchants."
Was Don Lemon was right when he said white males are the biggest threat to society?
The Detroit hip-hop community organized a citywide campaign to get young voters to the polls.
New data shows unless something changes very fast, Millennials participation in the mid-terms is going to be super low.
A huge collection of artifacts once owned by Tupac Shakur are heading to a Museum in Philly.
A black-owned bank just launched a controversial new ad campaign celebrating the NFL protests.
One of the nation's biggest healthcare unions in the country helped fund an event featuring Dave East, G Herbo and others.
Literature and music go hand and hand. So why is music being silenced in the classrooms?
New research shows DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and others are doing a hell of a job - promoting smoking.