Politics

Sep 6, 2019

Black & Abroad Recommits to “Go Back to Africa” Campaign in the Midst of Racist Rhetoric in the U.S.

Travel and lifestyle company leverages latest campaign to reframe hateful language into positive messages.

Aug 15, 2019

A Black, Female 007? As A Lifelong James Bond Fan, I Say Bring It On

Is the world ready for a female Bond? Bond University's Darren Paul Fisher weighs in with some facts.

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Aug 5, 2019

I Research Slang To Help Solve Gang Crime – And It’s Clear How Little Politicians Understand

The street slang used by many young people every day lends itself to misunderstandings.

Aug 1, 2019

The Racist Roots Of American Policing: From Slave Patrols To Traffic Stops

For the past five decades, the federal government has forbidden the use of racist regulations at the state and local level. Yet people of color are still more likely to be killed by the police than whites.

Jul 29, 2019

Rich Private Colleges Are Fueling Inequality And Right Wing Populism

The Oberlin College administration are using the banner of student free speech to defend themselves against a major public relations disaster and financial hit.

Jul 22, 2019

Get Some “True Knowledge” With This New Podcast

A new podcast brings together college professors to dissect all kinds of interesting topics.

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Jul 11, 2019

Shaft: America’s Race Politics From Black Power To Black Lives Matter

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 Breaks Down The Pitfalls Of The Justice System

Meek Mill's case is indicative of a system that many believe sets people up for inevitable failure.

Woodstock Flopped, But “Black Woodstock” Will Return To Harlem To Celebrate 50 Years

Black Woodstock took place in 1969, on the same day as Woodstock in upstate New York.

90’s Rapper Kid Flash Is Running For President

Sean Collinson has come a long way since his days as Kid Flash. Now he's making a bid for the White House.

May 6, 2019

New Bill The C.R.O.W.N. Act Will End Hair Discrimination In Workplace And Schools

A new bill in Congress ends the practice of discriminating against people because of their hairstyle.

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May 3, 2019

Morehouse Enrollment Manager Terrance Dixon Explains College’s New Transgender Policy

The all-male HBCU's top enrollment official explains how the new transgender policy will work.

Apr 26, 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s Death Inspires Deniro Farrar To Take On Gun Violence

Charlotte, North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar is sick of losing his friends to homicides.

Apr 23, 2019

Chance The Rapper, will.I.am, And More Superstars Celebrate Thousands Of Students For WE Day

Almost 20,000 students and educators are going to be honored for their outstanding dedication to their communities.

Apr 4, 2019

Here Are Some Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

Here are some ways you can do your part to keep the environment healthy.

Apr 4, 2019

Filmmaker Nelson “Moses” Lassiter Takes On Homophobia In Hip-Hop With New Series “Single Record”

Nelson "Moses" Lassiter is taking on homophobia in Hip-Hop with his new Series "Single Record."

Apr 2, 2019

Sir Richard Branson Breaks Down His Clean Energy Dividend To Address Climate Change

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.

Apr 2, 2019

3 Things Schools Should Teach About America’s History Of White Supremacy

Racism is embedded into the fabric of American life. But many students are not aware of this.

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.

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.

Feb 14, 2019

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?

Feb 11, 2019

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.

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.

Jan 31, 2019

FAMU Law Interns On Their Way To Changing The Prison, Educational Systems

Two students presented their legal projects to 120 senior officials representing Florida’s 40 NAACP branches.

Jan 30, 2019

Fyre Festival Fiasco: Exploitation of Caribbean Islanders Highlights Colonial Legacy of Tourism

The Fyre Festival offers up a unique opportunity to look at the impact colonialism and touring has had on the Caribbean islands.

Jan 28, 2019

Van Jones Is Ready For Prison Reform With Meek Mill & Jay-Z’s REFORM Alliance

Van Jones is on board to lead Jay-Z and Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance.

Jan 3, 2019

Becoming A Doctor Could Be A Great Career Choice – If You Are A Black Man

There is a nationwide shortage of black male doctors in the United States, and one man is doing something about it.

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 8, 2018

How Social Media Led To “Unity” Between Kool Keith, DMC And Rock Group Smash Mouth

Legendary rappers Kool Keith, DMC and rock group Smash Mouth used Twitter to strike up a new collaboration.

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.