[Op-Ed] Hip Hop Democracy and the Future of Our Freedom

[Op-Ed] Hip Hop Democracy and the Future of Our Freedom

by Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D. In the wake of the election of president-elect Joe Biden and the incoming Vice President,...
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First Kanye, 50 Cent And Now Lil Wayne: We Need Our Men Today

First Kanye, 50 Cent And Now Lil Wayne: We Need Our Men Today

First it was Kanye, then 50 Cent and now Lil Wayne standing beside arguably--- one of the most controversial presidents...
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Amy Coney Barrett: Handmaid or Heroine | Opinion Editorial

Amy Coney Barrett: Handmaid or Heroine | Opinion Editorial

By Nkechi Taifa, Esq. We cannot understand the current moment without viewing it with a historical lens. After the death...
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This ‘Watch The Throne’ Verse Could Explain What’s Going on With Kanye West

This ‘Watch The Throne’ Verse Could Explain What’s Going on With Kanye West

On August 8, 2011 Kanye West and Jay-Z dropped what would become a Grammy nominated joint album called Watch The...
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Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down in Richmond as America is Forced Into Atonement

Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down in Richmond as America is Forced Into Atonement

As the protest movement roils on, America's forced atonement is now targeting its greatest sin: slavery. A statue of Confederate...
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Dear Terry Crews, “Black Supremacy” is Not The By-Product of a Post-White Supremacy Society

Dear Terry Crews, “Black Supremacy” is Not The By-Product of a Post-White Supremacy Society

This morning, actor Terry Crews was trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. The America's Got Talent host was...
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Now That The We Are Focused On Justice And Reform Can That Extend To Rap Music?

Now That The We Are Focused On Justice And Reform Can That Extend To Rap Music?

The world is finally paying attention to social justice for persons of color. Worldwide, people are donating their time towards...
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[WATCH] Was Richard Pryor’s Women and Drug Abuse Triggered By Mom’s Prostitution?

ABC News featured a short documentary about comedian Richard Pryor's life through his last days. The child of a prostitute with a father who was a pimp, Pryor grew up in a peculiarly toxic environment. He desc... Read Article
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[WATCH] Singer K Michelle Says ‘Men Bring Women Down’

Singer K Michelle went on The Morning Culture on Atlanta's V-103 and expressed her thoughts on men, dating, and relationships. She said she doesn't see any good men out there anymore like her grandad who raised... Read Article
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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Rappers Are Never Going To Stop Talking About Drugs’

On the cover of issue #276, our inaugural 'Future Issue', journalist Courtney Brown sat down with international superstar A Boogie With Da Hoodie to discuss his rise to stardom. During a revealing moment in the... Read Article
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10 Of Jay-Z’s Best Remix Verses

Jay Z has this habit of taking over a song that he is tapped to contribute a featuring verse on. In pure New York City fashion, Hov jumped on the official 'All The Way Up' remix alongside Fat Joe & Remy ... Read Article
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Rise Of The Raptivist: The Role Social Commentary Plays For Change

In this tumultuous social climate, where topics often revolve around human rights protests, police brutality, vocal hate groups on social media and the fear of terrorism being instilled by the media, it is offi... Read Article
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The Rodney King LAPD Beating Video 25 Years Later: Has Anything Really Changed?

On this date in 1991, an undetermined number of Los Angeles Police officers beat motorist Rodney King 54 times with batons following a simple speeding violation. All four of the officers that were tried for the... Read Article
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MissUnderstood: How Women Of Color Are Uniting To Break Down The Hollywood Typecasting Barrier

With the Oscars fast approaching, all of the discussion surrounding the Academy's lack of recognition for deserving people of color who have excelled in film and television has brought us to another slightly ov... Read Article
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How J. Cole And Dreamville Revitalized Fan Culture With Just A Dollar & A Dream

It’s 8:00 pm on a Saturday evening in Dallas, Texas and in the midst of the normal hoopla that engulfs the weekend, groups of dedicated fans are strategically planning their road to the Dallas House of Blues.... Read Article