Yonce and Kendrick to Headline Coachella 2017

By Paiea Kalili Twitter: @theFLYinHAWiian Instagram: @theflyinhawiian The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced their 2017 headlining acts, and the line-up reportedly includes Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. Beyoncé is coming off of a huge year with her new album “Lemonade”. So far, she’s won three BET awards, eight MTV awards, three Soul […]

An Open Letter to the Citizens of the United States of America

By Paiea Kalili Twitter: @theFLYinHAWiian  Instagram: @theflyinhawiian  Dear American, I write this letter to you the American people. I’m sure you woke up on Nov. 9, 2016 to confusion, surprise and shock. We have a new president of the United States, and his name is Donald Trump. Now whether you agree or disagree with him, […]

Common and BJ The Chicago Kid’s Gripping Performance on “The Tonight Show”

By Ngozi Nwanji Twitter: @ZNwanji Instagram: @znwanji  “Brainwashed in the cycle to spin, we write our own story, black America again.” Common performed his new song “Black America Again” last night on “Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show”. On “Black America Again”, Common raps about the young black lives being lost due to police brutality and […]

Do Black Lives Matter to the Sixers?

By Paula Davis Twitter: @TheRealPaula “We Matter.” Two words that carry a lot of weight in today’s marginalized communities. Apparently those two words can also prevent you from singing the national anthem at an NBA game. Before Wednesday’s home opener for the Philadelphia 76ers, singer Sevyn Streeter was set to perform the Star Spangled Banner. […]

If you Don’t Want to Take 10 Steps Backwards, Go Vote!

By Jazz Milligan Instagram: @jazz_milligan Hey everyone! For this week’s Jazz’s Take, I want to talk about this election. With the final presidential debate behind us, and the election a week and a half away, it is important to remind ourselves that it will all be over soon. However, with that said, I want to […]

The Revolution Was Finally Televised After “The Birth of Nation” Premier

By Aaron Ball Twitter: @EyeLevelSociety  Instagram: @been_trendy Just a couple of weeks ago, the towering debut of Nate Parker’s, “The Birth of A Nation” took place. The revolutionary film was written and directed by none other than Parker, who also plays Nat Turner in the film. Before the film even came out, there were a lot positive […]

Pro-Black Isn’t Anti-White, Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” Makes a Powerful Declaration

By Ngozi Nwanji Twitter: @ZNwanji Instagram: @znwanji Believe the hype. A Seat at the Table is one of the most riveting albums of 2016. Solange has been quiet since 2012 until now. The album couldn’t have come at a better time than now when countless black lives have been lost to police brutality and there still […]

MCM: Happy Labor Day! Lets Give it Up for the Man Behind the First Black Labor Union

By Miya Jones Twitter: @miyajones1996 Instagram: @sweetmjones In honor of Labor Day, I decided to drop a little knowledge on everyone, so here is an educational Man Crush Monday. This man was one of the driving forces behind America’s first black labor union and the the 1963 March on Washington. He may not be well-known, but […]

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