The educational impact of COVID-19 on Black kids will be generational

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black kids across the nation were not truly benefiting from participation in government public schools. In Baltimore, an analysis in 2017 of testing data of city schools found one-third of high schools in 2016 had zero students proficient in math. A recent report revealed that one student attending Baltimore Public […]

Millennial Ellyce Ferguson made a global impact: She built a school in Africa

Anyone can create global impact, just ask native Detroit millennial Ellyce Ferguson. She built a school in Kenya, Africa. Ferguson’s desire to start a school in Africa arose from a travel abroad program at her HBCU’s alma mater, Howard University. The program was designed to take hundreds of students to the motherland to help them […]

Red Bull Music Festival is celebrating art with impact in Chicago

The Red Bull Music Festival is currently underway in Chicago and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The festival is a celebration of art with impact and focuses on those artists who are intentional and looking to affect the world in a positive way through their work. The festival kicked off Sunday, Nov. 17, with […]

‘College Dropout’ turns 10, how Kanye changed hip-hop

Ten years since the awkward, quasi-suburban kid with the sweaters, bookbag and a major inferiority complex bum-rushed the rap game. Kanye West dropped his debut album, The College Dropout, on February 10th, 2004. The album, from an artist that no one thought would work as an artist, became a monster hit–the first of many for West.

Rick Ross says he never knew what really got MLK killed

Rapper Rick Ross joined much of the world in reflecting on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this past weekend. The Maybach Music Group founder spoke to Revolt TV about the civil rights icon, and revealed a conversation that he’d had with an older gentleman about Dr. King.

OutKast’s ‘Player’s Ball’ turns 20; a debut single that changed hip-hop

“Player’s Ball” changed the hip-hop landscape like only a handful of singles had before. In the same way that Run-D.M.C.’s “It’s Like That” announced the end of hip-hop’s first wave and the start of a new, more aggressive brand of rap; and in the same way that Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” put G-Funk and Death Row Records at the forefront of hip-hop visibility, “Player’s Ball” was the opening shot from a city that would soon become the center of hip-hop in the new millennium.

9-11 Anniversary Conjures up Memories; How did the Tragedy Impact You?

September 11, 2001 aka 9/11 was a tragic day for the United States of America.  Many lives were lost – nearly 3000 – and more than 6000 were injured.  On that day, Al Qaeda hijackers, led by their now deceased leader, Osama Bin Laden, used four commercial jets to send a message to our country […]