Poll: Young adults divided on immigration, border control

By: Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Young Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans are much more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to deal with immigrants living in the United States illegally. But young whites tend to trust Trump more on issues related to illegal immigration, including securing the border.

Among young people overall, 47 percent say they think Trump would better handle securing the border, 26 percent say Clinton would, and 18 percent say neither would.

A skirmish broke out between protesters and Chicago Police near Columbus and Balbo on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The protesters marched against police-involved shootings in the wake of the city's release of a video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of Officer Jason Van Dyke. |

Poll: Most young adults say police treat some differently

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across racial and ethnic groups, most young Americans think police treat some groups of people differently than others, according to a new GenForward poll.

The poll shows that most think African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and immigrants are more likely to be mistreated. It also shows that young blacks are especially likely to say they’ve experienced arrest, harassment or violence by police.


GenForward Poll: Young black adults less trusting of police

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Americans are about equally likely to say they’ve had an encounter with police, but young black adults are much more likely than whites to say they’ve been arrested, harassed or know someone who has been, a new GenForward poll said Wednesday.

Twenty-eight percent of blacks say they have been arrested after encounters with law enforcement, 24 percent say they’ve been personally harassed by police, and 53 percent say they know someone who has.


Why Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Matters

Our Managing Editor shared a few thoughts on Twitter regarding Colin Kaerpernick’s recent decision not to stand during the National Anthem. The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers has made it clear that he does not support the injustices against Black Americans in the United States.

In essence, she argues that Kaepernick’s protest should be seen as a larger disruption of white supremacy. See her tweets below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Photo: Instagram/Colin Kaepernick

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Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Feels Like A Gift From God

By: Sam Fleming

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy are the only two albums that I feel truly changed my life. Maybe it is because I have played both so many times that they have soundtracked infinitely many memorable moments of my last few years, but both albums hold a special place in my heart and are critically acclaimed, groundbreaking projects from genre-defying artists.

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Divided America: Diverse Millennials Are No Voting Monolith

By: Associated Press

The oldest millennials (AP) — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults – now nearing 20 themselves – find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

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Review: Kemba’s ‘Negus’ Brings A New Wave of Conscious


“Please don’t call me conscious/Don’t call it political/Please don’t deem this lyrical/These are negro spirituals,” Kemba mutters on the second track of his newest project Negus. These lyrics set the tone for this forebodingly beautiful album, and bring up a more potent point about hip-hop in general. Negus is not an album about black empowerment, it’s an album about striving for black excellence.

Nate Parker

Black Nerd Problems Editor: “Why We Won’t Be Reviewing ‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Upon It’s Release

This piece was originally written by William Evans, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of

***Trigger Warning For Sexual Assault***
There was a point a few years ago where I wanted to be done with period films and TV shows. Either they had so few Black people in them it was as if we were to believe they hadn’t been invented until the early 70s. Or, the opposite, the show was about Black people and was supposed to show the unflinching horror and somehow, by movie’s end, the triumph of Black people in the face of evil incarnate. I didn’t drift from these movies because of what they showed, but mostly for what I felt the bundle of them implied: here’s some racism from fifty years ago or one hundred and fifty years ago because we don’t dare show you the racism that happened this morning. While not exclusive to slavery movies, slavery movies do indeed make up a large share of those productions. I can understand the person fatigued on that setting. It’s like getting a shot at your doctor appointment. Maybe it wasn’t a big shot that leaves your arm sore for a week, but they still shoved a sharp metal syringe into your shoulder. Likewise, even a really good slavery movie is still a slavery movie and I can empathize with not wanting to always indulge that.