Chance the Rapper wins BET’s Humanitarian Award at just 24

The wins just keep coming for Chance the Rapper. The Chicago artist’s career continues to grow, he’s earning more clout as a moving force in a changing musical landscape and his work in social justice is continuing to flourish.

On Sunday, Chance was the recipient of BET’s Humanitarian Award, as well as a couple of other surprises. One of which was a video recorded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, congratulating him on all of his success. 

Tony Dungy Thanks Black Coaches Who Came Before Him In Moving Speech

In February 2007, history happened. The Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears were heading into Super Bowl XLI with two black head coaches leading them there. Either Tony Dungy or Lovie Smith were going to walk away as the first-ever black head coach to win the Lombardi Trophy.

Now, the results are in the record books and Tony Dungy is officially where he undoubtedly belongs – the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During his acceptance speech this past Saturday, Dungy made time to thank his players, assistants and, most importantly, the black assistant coaches that came before him, according to ESPN.

The Democratic Party Needs More Black Women

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicked off in Philadelphia yesterday, and although Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee, black women were front and center.

From the convention chair, Representative Marcia Fudge to Georgia House Representative Stacey Abrams to the incomparable Michelle Obama, it is clear that black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party and will be an essential component of progressing the party into the future, should they choose to do so.

Trump Speech Writer Takes Blame For Plagiarism

Millions watched Melania Trump speak on the first day of the Republican National Convention this past Monday. Many of them applauded her for a job well done in her first major speech in support of her husband’s push for the White House. But what they probably didn’t know is that they spent some of their favorite moments cheering First Lady Michelle Obama.

Minutes after the speech was over, Twitter did what Twitter does and called BS on something when they noticed that a noticeable part of Trump’s speech completely mirrored one delivered by Michelle Obama eight years earlier at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. After spending more than a day trying to deflect any accusations of plagiarism, a speech writer has come out to take ownership of the egregious mistake. 

Jesse Williams Drops the Mic at The BET Awards

Jesse Williams has earned the name “activist bae” for many reasons. He is active on social media about his concern for the preservation of Black Lives. He is a humanitarian and does not shy away from confrontation when it comes to challenging the status quo of racial aggression in the United States. Williams gave an amazing speech at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday that only confirmed his seriousness when it comes to this work.