Gender & Sexuality
Tyler, the Creator Responds to Mountain Dew Controversy: “There’s no type of hate being portrayed in that work of art at all”
San Diego Students Suspended, Banned from Graduation and Prom Over Twerk Video
Emmett Till’s Family Dismiss Lil Wayne’s “Apology;” Call for Face-to-Face Meeting
VIDEO: Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” f/ Erykah Badu
Principal Fires Security Guards and Invests in Arts Programs; Transforms School!
Mountain Dew Pulls Tyler, The Creator Ad After Accusations of Racism
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of 90’s Rap Duo Kris Kross Has Died
Lil Wayne Issues Formal Apology to Emmett Till Family
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Shannon Matesky About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed Her Life
Emmett Till’s Family Plan to Pressure Mountain Dew to End Endorsement Deal w/ Lil Wayne
Lauryn Hill Speaks Out on Financial Troubles, New Record Deal in Open Letter
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Asad Jafri About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life
Lauryn Hill’s New $1 Million Recording Contract w/ Sony Music Revealed During Tax Hearing
Lauryn Hill’s Sentencing Postponed; Has Two Weeks to Pay $504,000 in Back Taxes
Editorial Asks “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?”
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Dr. Dave Stovall About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life
Chief Keef Under Fire for Lyrics Threatening Woman For Not Performing Sex Act on Him
Rick Ross Apologizes AGAIN: Rape Lyrics are “one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”
Reebok DROPS Rick Ross Over Date Rape Lyrics
Jay-Z Addresses Cuba Trip, Politicians, Brooklyn Nets Rumors on Leaked Track
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Rapsody About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed Her Life
Snoop Lion Partners w/ MTV for Gun Buyback Program
LL Cool J and Brad Paisley Collaborate on Bizarre Country-Rap Song ‘Accidental Racist’
Smithsonian to Honor Bronx, New York as ‘Place of Innovation’ In Hip Hop
Harvard Students Protest Tyga Concert; Accuse Him of Promoting Sexism and Rape Culture
Rick Ross Apologizes for His Lyrics Being “Interpreted As” Rape
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews avery r. young About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life
Happy Birthday to Soul Icon Marvin Gaye!
Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA Uses Hip Hop to Teach Science in NYC Public Schools
India Arie Accused of Lightening Her Skin for Promotional Photo
The anti-Blackness of believing there’s no support for queerness in the hood
Throwing off the yoke of respectability politics in single Black mamahood
The whitewashing of ‘IT’ is proof that it’s past time to start centering Blackness in horror
Spokesmodel, not silenced model, Munroe Bergdorf spoke her piece
Stop expecting Black children to grow up straight & cisgender
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