21 Savage: Hip Hop’s Face of Immigration

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“Been through some thangs but I couldn’t imagine my kids being stuck at the border/Flint still need water/People was innocent couldn’t get lawyers.” ~21 Savage “a lot” verse performed on The Tonight Show 1/28/2019

#Kaeperbowl: The Silencing Continues

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“I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” ~Cardi B on refusing to perform during the Super Bowl to support Kaepernick

The Plague of Racism is our Greatest Security Threat

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“The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~Maya Angelou

13 Times Tupac Prophesied, Inspired, and Challenged Us to Be Great

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“When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know people stood on auction blocks and were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today?”
~Dr. Maya Angelou to Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice

7 Ways Hip Hop Culture Can Eclipse White Supremacy

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 “Whiteness is the process by which White people fail to recognise how race impacts their lives; White privilege is the personal benefits of living in a society where Whiteness is centred; and White supremacy are the political outcomes of this racial buffer.” ~Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied Sociologist & Swinburne University Research Fellow

7 Rappers Who Warned About the Fragility of Freedom

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“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”
~Coretta Scott King

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6 Ways I Began Reclaiming My Time

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By declaring a three word phrase, Congresswoman Maxine Waters has offered new confirmation for self-care

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F**k tha Police.

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It used to be that whenever I got pulled over, I’d scope out the safest spot I could find, not wanting to put the officer in any danger; I’d seen those videos of some drunk plowing through an officer during a routine stop. These days, I have to think about my own safety, and that drunk may just save my life.

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