History

Feb 22, 2019

Entrepreneur Mixes Liquor With Black History To Serve Up Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest's Fawn Weaver explains why Uncle Nearest is not your average whiskey business.

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.

Dec 10, 2018

The Business Behind Rick Rubin's New "Broken Record" Podcast

Legendary record label boss and producer Rick Rubin is going to be sharing some interesting stories on his new podcast.

Somali Songs Reveal Why Musical Crate Digging Is A Form Of Cultural Archaeology

Forgotten records we often find in the dingiest of places can contain alternative perspectives and social commentary on particular movements, epochs or historical events.

The Problem With Blackface – It's "Representational Violence"

It is clear that in both the past and present, blackface engages in representational violence by drawing on antiblack stereotypes.

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.

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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 19, 2018

New Research Project Shows The Gentrification Of Hip-Hop Through Atlanta Rap Lyrics

Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.

Mar 8, 2018

Charles Barkley's New Tech Deal Brings African-American History To Thousands Of Students

Sir Charles is about to school thousands of students in African-American history thanks to a new technology deal.

Dec 21, 2017

Does Singing Jingles Bells Make You A Racist?

Are you being a racist by singing Jingle Bells? Check out this Professor's opinion.

Nov 29, 2017

Book Offers A Glimpse Into The History Of Miami Hip-Hop

The history of Miami hip-hop is explored in this new book featuring rare interviews, photos and more.

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.

Jan 15, 2016

Marley Marl Drops Some History Prior to Presenting Afrika Bambaataa's Lifetime Achievement Award

Marley Marl was accompanied by his son during the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to a founding father of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa.