In case it ever gets lost in the frothing and bubbling confusion of our 24-hour news media’s raving: Colin Kaepernick’s personal act of protest was about, specifically, the seemingly unaddressed killings of unarmed blacks at the hands of police. Continue reading The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War
Last night’s B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards carried a strong theme of unity and protest throughout. Nowhere was this theme more emotional than when Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. performed his spoken word piece that has since made the rounds on the Internet this morning. Continue reading Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!
It seems everyone of good social conscious was moved by Jesse Williams’ acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards, this includes Pulitzer Prize award winning author Alice Walker. Continue reading Alice Walker Publishes Poem Inspired by Jesse Williams’ BET Awards Speech
Just in case people forgot that Nick actually has bars, he decided to step in and close the book on the Oscar issues.
Now, by “close the book” I don’t mean that we shouldn’t talk about the issues anymore.
But this is about how the black community should move forward. Continue reading #DontBeDistracted — Nick Cannon closes door on Oscar controversy
The November issue of Urbanite Baltimore ran a gripping piece on the life and death of Freddie Gray, looking into who he was…and why he ran. Continue reading The Running Man — Freddie Gray’s harried life was too typical of young black men in Baltimore.
Two things: First, everyone needs to calm down; this means progressive and liberal activist groups ready to skin any an … Continue reading A Quick Word About the KKK Hacking Controversy
For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth
According to Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian: Police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago, … Continue reading Report: Chicago Police ‘Disappeared’ 7,000 People, Mostly Black
According to Jake Carlo of the City Paper: An incredible scene unfolded at [Baltimore’s] City Hall early this morning as 100 or more police, including a large number of high-ranking officers, swept City Hall to arrest and imprison 16 student protesters who had for a few hours occupied a city council meeting room. Continue reading Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested
Last week, thousands of supporters and activists of all races met at the nation’s capital for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
And although the eras are different, one thing that remains the same is the fiery emotion of protest shared by both eras.
Another is that both eras have soundtracks. Continue reading Kendrick Lamar and reigniting the fire of protest music