politics

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?

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.

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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 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.

May 28, 2019

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.

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May 8, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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 1, 2019

How The Internet Is Changing The Way Viewers Watch The NCAA Finals

Americans increasingly turn to online devices to follow news and sports.

Mar 19, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: Why Americans Outrage First and Ask Questions Later

Does the Jussie Smollett issue "point" to a deeper problem with our thinking?

Mar 13, 2019

The Shutdown Should Be A Wake-Up Call – Here Are 4 Tips To Boost Savings

After the crazy government shutdown, we should all be figuring out how to have as much money banked as possible.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Nov 3, 2018

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.

Nov 2, 2018

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.

Oct 30, 2018

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.