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As Americans usher in the new year and bid farewell to 2014, we should renew our commitment to continue to fight for liberty and justice, especially for the group most assailed in this country over the past year, young Black males. The fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, singled out for the “crime”…

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It’s going from bad to worse for R. Kelly. A torrential downpour of negative media about R. Kelly has accompanied his Black Panties album, including the imprudent #AskRKelly hashtag on Twitter and, worst of all, the explosive Village Voice exposé of R. Kelly’s repulsive  perpetration of sexual violence and sodomy of a score of underaged…

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Earlier this week, soul icon Stevie Wonder pledged to boycott performing in Florida after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin. Now, it appears that Wonder has convinced other artists to join his cause as gospel duo Mary Mary have now pledged to stop performing in Florida as well.…

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Despite the fact that he isn’t occupying the New York seat in the U. S. Congress, after running in 2008 and 2010, activist, writer, entrepreneur and cultural influencer Kevin Powell still hears his mother’s instruction. She commanded, “When you turn 18, you have to vote and vote for the rest of your life.” A longtime…

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Behind Those Books: A Documentary is guaranteed to change the perception of some and challenge how others feel about tales of street life in inner-cities. The film features notable authors and artists Terry McMillan, Zane, Omar Tyree, Teri Woods, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Kevin Powell, Queen Pen, Vickie Stringer, Nikki Turner, K’wan, Treasure E.…

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