45 years ago today: The famous Olympic Games black power salute


Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history at the Olympics in 1968.

As the pair accepted the gold and bronze medals in the 200m, they silently raised a gloved hand as the American National Anthem played during the ceremony.

Dressed in black socks and no shoes with Smith adorned in a black scarf, this was more than a victory for a game. It was a silent symbol, a protest in opposition of continued discrimination against black people in the country.

While they were booed by many in the crowd, Smith and Carlos knew who would understand. 

Dee 1 gives back to homeless in new video

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Dee 1 is more than a rap artist. He’s an activist.

His latest video “Walking Revolution” shows the world just how much the New Orleans artist cares about his community.

From Dee 1 Youtube:

“7 out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.” This video/set of actions was meant to shine light into the lives of these homeless individuals from New Orleans and provide a platform for this issue to gain more attention. #WalkingRevolution”

Clip of the Day: 7th graders Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins are two dope punk rock artists


Two young boys are on a mission to literally rock your socks off.

Their band, Unlocking the Truth, is a punk rock band based in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins perform songs they’ve written about love, school and everyday life.

The metal heads have recently been joined by Alec Atkins who plays new bass, and they sound nothing like your average child band. 

Russell Simmons to Arsenio: “It Was Probably The Worse Idea In My Life”

A few weeks ago, we reported on Russell Simmons’ “The Harriet Tubman Sextape,” a satirical attempt at revisionist history.

The bit argued that Harriet Tubman’s ability to free slaves was in result of her sleeping with her white master and video taping it for blackmail.

In response to criticism of the video, Simmons took it down and apologized. Game over, right? Wrong.

Simmons appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and Hall brought up the incident.

Simmons explained what happened from his point of view, but made sure to note that those who had the most beef with him about the video are “do nothing negroes…[who] tried to turn him into Paula Deen.”

Check out the clip:

What do you think of Simmon’s response to both Andre Leon Talley and other, less famous folks who demanded that he be held accountable for the content?

Has Russell done enough for black folks to get a pass for this kind of mistake? Thoughts on the clip?

Sound off below!