Travis Scott vows to use his voice to create change while world is ‘listening’

Travis Scott has vowed to help instigate societal change “in any way.” The “Sicko Mode” hitmaker is relieved the wider world is growing to understand the injustices and inequality the Black community faces and now he knows they are “listening,” he wants to do whatever he can to make a long-lasting difference. Speaking in his […]

Louie V Gutta pens ‘Black Man in Amerikkka’ as a call to action

Vincent Robinson, better known as Louie V Gutta, is no stranger to the sight of brutality. The North Philadelphia artist, writer and producer has been personally affected by racism and discrimination beginning at an early age. With writing and feature credits for artists including Meek Mill and French Montana, Louie V Gutta’s voice is already […]

Michael B. Jordan encourages people who feel powerless amid injustice to vote

Michael B. Jordan worries people feel powerless to prevent social injustice. The 32-year-old actor — who stars as defense attorney Bryan Stevenson in the legal drama Just Mercy — has encouraged his fans to continue to fight for justice, even if they feel discouraged at the moment. He told theGrio: “I think with these bigger […]

Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean explains why she took a knee

Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality, Tommia Dean joined the peaceful movement while cheerleading at Kennesaw State University. In 2017, Dean and four other cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game. As a result, the cheerleaders were escorted off the field. After the incident, Dean proceeded to file […]

Comedian D.L. Hughley on comedy, new book and social injustice

D.L. Hughley is one of the rawest and most honest comedians of our time, always telling it like it is. You probably know him from The Original Kings of Comedy, where director Spike Lee captured the lives of Hughley, Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer and Bernie Mac as they sold out countless arenas and brought laughter to […]

Racism, murder and Black pain: The 2017 riot season is here

Stories of blood and dead Black folks slain by police fill the news, signaling the start of the 2017 summer riot season. This year, riots will be sponsored in part by the Trump administration and underwritten in thought and action by adherents of systemic racism in America. So far the programming of essential activities has […]

Usher, Jay Z, Soledad O’Brien and Harry Belafonte discuss social injustice

Usher Raymond joined longtime activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte and former CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien Friday evening at Manhattan’s Kaufmann Concert Hall for a dialogue on political activism, entitled “Usher Raymond: Breaking the Chains of Social Injustice.” The singer’s new song, “Chains,” which is dedicated to unarmed Black Americans gunned down without receiving justice, sparked the […]