Tamika Mallory reveals the truth about being unapologetically Black at RIDE Con

Tamika Mallory stands as a leader who fights for the rights of women and minorities. Mallory served as a keynote speaker on opening day of the 2019 RIDE Conference. Mallory shared her truth with the audience and revealed why it’s important for her to remain true to herself and the community at all times. “How […]

Fatou-Seydi Sarr champions social justice and human rights

Fatou-Seydi Sarr champions change as a social justice and human rights warrior. The Senegalese native is also the founder and executive director of ABISA (African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs), a nonprofit that helps African and Black immigrants in metro Detroit know their rights, access resources, become invested and civically engaged. Her passion for […]

Civil rights leaders demand immediate meeting with National Football League

A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on Friday sent a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address how the League can meaningfully respond to the police shooting crisis and other racial disparities infecting the criminal justice system. […]

What ‘Reclaiming Our Time’ means at the Women’s Convention

We won’t sit down. We won’t be quiet. We won’t take up less space. We are #ReclaimingOurTime  This statement embodies the energy at the inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit this weekend. Birthed from a need to restore humanity, this massive event is an offspring of the historic Women’s March. Thousands of women — and some men, have […]

Is there sexism in Jamaica’s musical culture? Artist Kris Kelli weighs in

Despite Jamaica’s rich musical heritage, challenges still remain for talented female artists looking to breakout within the country’s male dominated musical landscape. Block Ent/MMG Digital artist Kris Kelli weighed in on the challenges facing many female artists in Jamaica.[jwplatform bcFW5aPT]

Jacob York and ‘We The People’ movement reveal how to force political change

Jacob York is one of the most influential figures in hip-hop and entertainment. For over two decades, he has remained an active leader in music, film and TV. York also seeks to educate the youth on the political process with the We The People Movement. With the recent election of Donald Trump, York wants young people to […]

Women’s March will not faze President Trump or slow his agenda

This past weekend, the Women’s March shocked the nation as protesters took to the streets of major US cities. It is estimated that more than 2.5 million women and men protested the policy, rhetoric and misogynistic actions of President Donald Trump. Celebrities such as Madonna, Janelle Monae and others gave fiery speeches to a motivated […]

Janelle Monae: ‘I’m so proud to stand here today’

Joined by the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Mohamed Bah, Eric Garner, Dontre Hamilton, and Jordan Davis, singer Janelle Monae delivered a fiery speech before performing at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington event.

In her speech, the “Cold War” recording artist spoke to the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and women, telling them to “continue to embrace the things that make you unique.”