Baltimore politicians learned from the mistakes of other cities by not only unanimously voting to remove Confederate statues from the city, but by agreeing to do it expeditiously.
The summer’s almost over and more kids are heading back to their classrooms as the days roll on. To make sure they get things off to a good start, a group of more than 70 men from various community organizations.
2 Dope Queens, the popular podcast from comedians Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, is heading to HBO. Robinson shared the news in a tweet that the pair will work with HBO to create four hour-long specials based on the work they’ve done with their podcast already.
The Bud Billiken Parade is a major part of every Chicago summer. Once a year, one of the busiest streets that stretches across the city’s South Side is shut down for 16 blocks for the largest Black parade in the country.
Everyone from current, former and future presidents, celebrities, and athletes have attended the parade, and a privileged few have been granted the honor of being Grand Marshal. This year, the honor has been passed on to hometown hero, Chance the Rapper.
When you break a glass ceiling – which is exactly what Michelle Obama did – there’s a good chance that you may feel a cut or two. The ones that hurt the deepest depend on the person. For the first black First Lady, it was the comments that were based on racial hatred.
It wasn’t too long ago that anyone found to have contracted the HIV virus felt helpless. Due to years of medical advancement, these same people are not able to live long, happy lives. But the work doesn’t stop there – we need to find a cure and may be even closer than we think.
They say the next thing to do after you reach the top of the mountain is to reach back and help someone else make it there.
Esperanza Spalding has already won pretty much every award she can in music – including Grammys, an NAACP Image Award, a Boston Music Award and a Soul Train Music Award. Now, she’s hoping to inspire the next generation to do the same.
In a perfect career move, the Ph.D student who rapped his dissertation is now a professor of hip-hop. A. D. Carson graduated from the University of Clemson with a Ph.D in rhetorics, communication and information design in 2017 and made headlines by releasing a 34-track entitled “Owning My Masters: The Rhetoric’s of Rhymes and Revolutions.”
Carson’s official title at the University of Virginia will be University of Virginia as Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop and the global south.
If you’ve been confused after seeing pictures of your friends standing in front of a hot pink house things are about to make a lot more sense. The Pink Trap House Installation was actually used to promote the latest album from 2 Chainz, entitled Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.
The Central Park 5 were robbed of a lot of valuable life experiences while they sat in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. [And the current president of the United States may have had a lot to do with that.] Now that they’ve been released and settled with the city of New York, they’re playing catch up.