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Flawed but Determined: Becoming a White Supporter of Racial Justice

Rachel Laser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Rachel Laser

Look closely and you can find me in the picture below. It was taken last month at the National Press Club. The occasion was the release of the Black W...

How "White Privilege" Is Helping Black Lives Matter

Ashley Samone Nash | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Ashley Samone Nash

Sadly, it's the voices of multi-millionaires or White pop stars that have taken precedent over those of unsupported coalitions or community organizations.

Macklemore's 'White Privilege II': Roles for White People in Black Lives Matter

Brandon Kneefel | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Kneefel

Macklemore's song may have found a distinct tune in the race relations conversation and may be an engaged answer to, "what should white people do or not in response to racism?" Macklemore's song is relevant, sure, but is it necessary?

Iggy Azalea Gets Into Feud Over Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment

Iggy Azalea got into a Twitter feud with rapper Talib Kweli Greene over Macklemore's mention of her in his new song, "White Privilege II." Macklemore...

Meet The Women Of Color Behind Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'

The Muse | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released an eight-minute song featuring Jamila Woods, “White Privilege II,” about white privilege, beginnin...

Macklemore's New Song 'White Privilege II' Prompts All Sorts Of Reactions

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are tackling the topic of white privilege in their new song, aptly titled "White Privilege II." The duo's lyrics to the son...

So Your Kids Want to See Macklemore?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

The collective energy of the young people, singing along with him about love and peace and equality and harmony, made me smile.

Kooky, Spooky House That 'Raps' Macklemore Helped Raise $10,000 For Charity

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.22.2015 | Good News

Honestly, we don't know nothing about putting up Halloween lights. But we can all agree this is AMAZING.   Brandon Bullis, a 46-year-old who live...

Macklemore Shares Photo Of Himself Napping With Newborn Daughter

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

Macklemore and wife Tricia Davis announced they were expecting a child in January of 2015, and now their baby girl is here. The rapper, whos...

Melle Mel Calls Out Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar In Defense Of Macklemore

AllHipHop | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.10.2015 | Black Voices

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was overshadowed by the Miley Cyrus/Nicki Minaj spat and the Kanye ...

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?” That’s the question 16-year-old Amandla Stenberg, th...

Mary Lambert Reveals Her Wish For The Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, who shot to fame when her powerful voice was featured on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' equality anthem "Same Love," has ...

Macklemore And Oscar The Grouch Perform 'Thrift Shop' Parody

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

Macklemore recently popped by Sesame Street to pop some… trash?! With the help of Oscar the Grouch and a bunch of other garbage-loving Grouches,...

Kendrick Lamar Weighs In On Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

In his cover story with Billboard, Kendrick Lamar discussed the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other African-Americans by police in the pa...

Macklemore And His Fiancee's Pregnancy Announcement Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment

Forget the thrift shop. Macklemore is about to be headed to Babies"R"Us. In response to growing speculation, Macklemore, a.k.a. Ben Haggerty, and h...

Watch Macklemore's Thoughtful Commentary On Race In America

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

Macklemore hasn't been in the headlines very much over the past six months. That's intentional according to the Grammy-winning rap star. "We vanished....

Watch Macklemore Go Trick-Or-Treating As A Grandmother

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

This Halloween, Macklemore dressed up as a grandmother and went trick or treating on the streets of Seattle. In a new video uploaded to Ryan Lewis...

Ryan Kristobak

SonReal Is Setting The Tone In A Post-Macklemore Hip-Hop Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment

It isn’t very often that weird humor and hip-hop mix. The Beasties Boys and The Fat Boys were two of the first to embrace comedy hip-hop in the 1980...

The Silence of the 'Black' White Musicians

Malek Mouzon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

It's frustrating to watch white musicians be so ready to have legions of Black dancers/singers behind them, work with Black producers, sing about how "we" do and then be nowhere to be found when a Black tragedy takes the national stage.

Outside Lands 2014 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 10.13.2014 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

Biggest mistake of the weekend: Seeing Kanye West over Arctic Monkeys.

It Was Hard to Top Kanye at Outside Lands

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.12.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The artists I saw at Outside Lands this year were impressive across the board, but today all I want to do is listen to the entire Kanye West setlist on repeat.

Macklemore Is Back To Help His Friend Score A Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

It feels like eons since Macklemore simultaneously became the country's most celebrated and condemned rapper. He's working on a follow-up to "The Heis...

Drake Mocks Macklemore On ESPYS Stage, Questions His 'Talent'

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

Drake hosted the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, July 16, and took the opportunity to publicly diss Macklemore in an original song called "Honorable Ment...

Iggy Azalea Mistakes Appropriation For Artistry

Salon | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

Recently, my nine year-old nephew came running into the room, eager to find a seat to watch a performance by Iggy Azalea on an awards show. He sat, en...

Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.