The Black Presidency book cover

Book Review: Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America’

“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin.” President Obama’s empathy-filled words spoken after the murder of Travon Martin resonated deeply throughout black America. They conveyed a sense of “I feel what you feel” to African Americans […]

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Justice for Flint

Music and the Movement: Justice for Flint Benefit Concert

Each month, highlights musicians and artists who use their platform to bring greater awareness to a social issue. In a music and entertainment


Who’s Next?: Messiah

Music is typically an accurate barometer to gauge a social climate. True to form, Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Grammys centered on race, incarceration

Assata Shakur

A Tribute to Assata Shakur: Timeless Quotes and Application to Present Activism

Assata Shakur, the legendary member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, is notorious to some, honored by many, and influential


Music and Movement: The Art and Impact of Beyoncé’s “Formation”

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things”~ Tom Waits

Art’s power rests in its ability to portray an often ignored truth. It

self-love’s Top 4 Tips for Self-Love

February is in full swing! We “dabbed” our way to a Super Bowl, watched some of our favorite award shows, and are were still


Black Platforms Matter: A Conversation With Combat Jack

When I was in elementary school, a teacher introduced our class to a game called telephone. This was a fun way to teach the


Who’s Next?: Hip-Hop Artist, Teacher, and Activist Marco Pavé

As a writer, I understand how formulating written words and conveying your thoughts on paper can be an effective way of sifting

Sean Combs

Music and the Movement: Artists Unite to Get Clean Water to Flint, Michigan

The beauty of a celebrity’s huge platform is the power it gives to transform lives, providing an opportunity to contribute to the world in


Power and a Platform: How Social Media Connects Artists and Fans

In the late 1980s, access to our favorite soul and R&B performers was (by today’s standards) extraordinarily limited. We fell in love with them

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