Activism

Oct 12, 2019

Russell Westbrook Launches Tech Lab For Students

The Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program is being funded by NBA star Russell Westbrook.

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.

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Sep 5, 2019

Trippie Redd, Lil Tecca, PUSHA T “Grind” It Out For Students This Year

A number of top rappers are heading out on the road to kick off the new school year on the Find Your Grind college tour.

Sep 4, 2019

Speech Of Arrested Development Uses Hip-Hop To Turn Inmates’ Lives Around

Inspiring and hopeful, "16 Bars" has a raw and unforgettable honesty.

Aug 21, 2019

Pole Dancers Unite To Take on Instagram

A powerful group of pole dancers have some serious beef with Instagram.

Aug 13, 2019

Could Black Philanthropy Help Solve The Black Student Debt Crisis?

Is there even enough black private wealth in the United States to pay off all black student loan debt?

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Jul 27, 2019

Rapping Math Professor Chad Rico Assigns Next Four Lessons With New Single Releases from “12 Weeks of Summer”

Chad has been dropping his special form of musical arithmetic all summer and has just announced four new single homework assignments to keep his fans committed to the groove.

Big Freedia’s Bet On Ice Cream Pays Off In New Deal With Ben & Jerry’s

The Queen of Bounce spoke a business relationship with Ben & Jerry's.

This Is How Much It Will Cost The Billionaire Who Is Paying Off Student Loans For Morehouse 2019 Graduating Class

Robert Smith is a billionaire who decided to pay it forward to Morehouse students in a big way.

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.

Apr 29, 2019

Tennessee Titans’ Derek Morgan Ditched Meat And Became An Animal On The Field

Derek's teammates made fun of the healthy meals his wife prepared for him, until they saw the results.

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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 24, 2019

Hennessy Shelling Out $10 Million Dollars To Help Graduate Students Succeed

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund just revealed its first-ever corporate HBCU graduate program.

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.

Mar 30, 2019

Joshua Adams Takes The “What If” Out Of Students’ Dreams And Goals

Joshua Adams is making some power moves off the court, and it's all for a good cause.

Mar 20, 2019

Rap Legend Kurtis Blow Returns To The Hip-Hop Church To Save Souls

The rap legend is also an ordained minister who is using hip-hop to promote the values of Jesus Christ.

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 5, 2019

One-Handed Basketball Phenom Kevin Atlas Inspires Students To Believe

Kevin Atlas is a one-handed basketball star who is now going around the country to inspire students.

Mar 4, 2019

Rapper Dessa Heads To Scripps College To Inspire Women In Business

Rapper Dessa will be the guest of honor at Scripps College during a conversation about her experiences in the business as a woman.

Feb 27, 2019

Shaquille O’Neal Knows Basketball, But He Is Also An Expert On Higher Education

Shaq will explain the importance of tech and higher ed with an upcoming keynote address.

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 25, 2019

Harvard Handpicked Lil Pump To Deliver The Commencement Address

The rap star will join a list of notables who have delivered the commencement speech at Harvard.

Feb 8, 2019

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.

Jan 31, 2019

Former NFL Star Tamba Hali Went To The Hardest Part Of Liberia To Shoot His Video

Tamba Hali traveled to the roughest part of Liberia to make his latest video.

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 25, 2019

The Odd Worlds Of NASCAR and Black History Collide With Brehanna Daniels and Dorothy Steel

Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman on a NASCAR pit crew, and 93-year-old Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel will celebrate African-American history together this month.

Jan 24, 2019

Jeremy Lin and Kickstradomis Link With Students To Stomp Out Racism

Two students who were bullied in two different incidents have united to fight racism. Now NBA star Jeremy Lin and footwear legend Kickstradomis are joining the fight.

Jan 17, 2019

Howard U Helps Federal Employees With Free Basketball Games

Howard University and free basketball games could be just with stressed federal employees need during Trump's shutdown.

Jan 10, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Beyonce Mass At University Of Redlands

All sings Beyonce will be hailed this month at University Of Redlands.

Jan 8, 2019

Rapper King Nyne Links With A High School Student To Raise Awareness Against Bullying and Teen Suicide

Rapper King Nyne tapped a high school student to stop bullying and reduce teen suicide.

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 20, 2018

From Lawyer To Rapper: Lemzi Tackles Social Issues Through Music

Lemzi gave up his career as a lawyer so he could tackle important social issues using hip-hop.