Activism

#BlackBrunch Protestors Want to Get Your Head Out of Your Eggs

#BlackBrunch Protestors Want to Get Your Head Out of Your Eggs

Organizer Jay-Marie Hill tells me that participants consider them more as examples of direct action than true “protests” per se. “We don’t really call it a protest,” she tells me, “because it’s not quite a protest. A direct action is an event that rallies energy around a certain topic to help people understand the deeper meaning underneath it or around some events that have taken place. The point of #BlackBrunch isn’t to annoy people. It’s because people are enraged, and have strong feelings, and they want people to know about that.”

Common Pays Tribute to Unarmed Black Teens Killed by Cops During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Common Pays Tribute to Unarmed Black Teens Killed by Cops During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Sunday night, Common took home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, for “Glory,” which appeared on the soundtrack for Selma. During his speech, the Chicago native took the time to pay tribute to the numerous unarmed black men who have been killed by police over the last year.

Tef Poe Is More Than a Rapper — He's Becoming the Voice of Ferguson

Tef Poe Is More Than a Rapper — He's Becoming the Voice of Ferguson

He's becoming a leading voice and symbol of the issues that Ferguson raised and America can't afford to let go. He's proving just how much music matters to the biggest social challenges facing our country.

"I would personally consider myself a sellout if I didn't contribute something greater to the situation."