In the wake of Meek Mill's hypervigilant sentencing, we look to the ongoing efforts of Hip Hop artists to end mass incarceration.


The Army Corps issued a letter demanding that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vacate the land so that they can move forward with building the controversial oil pipeline.


The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to decide whether President Obama will have the power to prevent illegal immigrants in our country from being deported.

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Yasiin Bey (pictured), formerly known as the musical artist and actor Mos Def, who currently lives in South Africa is reportedly canceling his upcoming U.S. tour due to problems reentering this country, according to Media Ite. SEE ALSO: Guess What’s Hiding In Your Plane Seat? Together Boston, the music festival at which Bey was scheduled to […]


Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has always been known as one of hip hop’s most conscience rappers, always willing to use his rhythmic prose to challenge the status quote. Though his latest attempt at bringing public attention to the force feeding procedure carried out at Guantanamo Bay not only shakes you mentally; the sight of […]

Rapper Mos Def has just announced that he will be changing his rap name to Yasiin at the end of 2011. Mos Def, real name Dante Terrell Smith, feels the Mos Def name has run its course and it’s time for a fresh beginning. “I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing […]

Today at 6pm at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (165 W. 65th St.) the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in conjunction with ImageNation will host the world premiere of the film “Black August: A Hip-Hop Documentary Concert,”directed by dream hampton. The night kicks off with a performance by Ghanian emcee Blitz the Ambassador and […]

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