Our overincarceration epidemic has a massive and disproportionate impact on people of color. While communities of color suffer, the for-profit prison companies benefit.
Kanye West is white America's worst nightmare. Because as much as one may attempt to dismiss him, you still have to turn on your regularly scheduled late night comedy program and stare him in the face. You can't avoid Kanye. He's made very sure of that.
Unlike many rappers in hip-hop who are obvious industry pinheads just trying to cash into the bank, Kanye West knows more. Yet, that is perhaps the very problem: he knows more and yet does nothing to actually fix the problem.
The week of May 17th, 2013 pits IRS scandals with phone hacking, Kanye West, stem cells, and David Beckham, leaving shocking news for every type of person.
On Sunday nights, if you happen to venture to Bar Marmont in Los Angeles, you'll find a woman spinning vinyl. Yes, another club, another DJ, but look closer. There is something very different about this one.
The n-word is overused, misused and socially abused on sites like Facebook and Twitter all the time. And while we act as if Rihanna has done something extraordinarily taboo, I challenge you to check the Instagram accounts and tweets of many other hip-hop artists and friends.
Oh March. This month is about Easter and it being almost spring. It's about discovering new songs and listening to old ones too, right?
Over the years, it seems as though Beyonce has gotten lighter as she has gotten older. No, this is not genetics and let's not act pretend her skin color in her first Destiny's Child album cover matches that of her latest album 4.
As Marco Rubio tries to juggle his conservative base and more centrist voters, he'll face a two-front media battle. Whether he likes it or not, when Rubio announces his candidacy, he needs to take another line from "Clique" to heart: "Everything I do need a news crew's presence."
Now that 2012 is over, it's always interesting to look back and see what our favorite Hollywood couples have been doing in the romance department and make some predictions of what will happen in the year to come.
A recent poll in Britain shows that even divorcees feel that getting divorced is too easy. Maybe it's because I'm an American, but I beg to differ.
At 43, RZA has crafted a unique spot in the world of hip-hop, a prolific producer with an idiosyncratic worldview influenced by the disparate cultures of rap and Kung fu.
Have you heard the news yet? I am absolutely brimming with excitement for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and their new little "Kash Kow" (thanks to some random Kanye Twitter follower for that bit of brilliance). Kimye is going to have a Bay-Bay.
Rather than offer any grand resolutions that won't clear or share my ignorant perspective on life on the Fiscal Cliff, here's an eclectic playlist for this New Year's Eve.
Well, since the world never ended and we're all still here, it's about time we started thinking about how to bring in the New Year. Some of you have had an elaborately planned night out on the books for months now, some of you are pulling the last minute scramble to rally your friends and find something relatively cost-effective (and far, far away from Times Square), and some of you are planning on completely winging it that night. Regardless of how far along our plans are, we will all end up doing the same things -- drinking, dancing, and listening to music as the world celebrates its only universal holiday.
This year was rife with some great and relatively diverse popular music, and it's time we give some artistic cred not just to the capital-A Artistes who care not for the embrace of the masses but to the hit makers who have probably shaped the future of wedding receptions for decades to come.