Black&Sexy TV debuts web series, Dope Deconstruction

The online streaming network, Black&Sexy TV, premiered their new web-series, Dope Deconstruction this past Sunday with host Shanika (@ShanikaPowell) and Sam (@Slamriddb) who together make Slam Pow Productions. The two have a current podcast entitled, Inner Hoe Uprising, which as they quote is about “Sex, love, and dating from two black polyamorous 20 something’s in … Continue reading Black&Sexy TV debuts web series, Dope Deconstruction

Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Today marks 37 years since members of the Black Liberation Army helped activist Assata Shakur escape the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey. In 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout with two New Jersey troopers. One of the troopers along with a Black Liberation Army member, Zayd Malik Shakur, were killed. Shakur … Continue reading Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Watch Vic Mensa’s, “16 Shots”

*Graphic Footage is in the music video* Vic Mensa released the music video for 16 Shots from the album, There's A lot Going On. The video was inspired by the unfortunate 2014 police killing of 17 year old, Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times while walking away from police officers. The cops lied about … Continue reading Watch Vic Mensa’s, “16 Shots”

Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay

The new series, Queen Sugar, isn’t the only project Ava DuVernay has been working on these past couple of years. The brilliant director will explore the many parallels between slavery and mass incarceration in America in the documentary, The 13th. The trailer shows the government and many politicians enforcing racially motivated laws over the years … Continue reading Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay

Support Grows as Standing Rock Protest Continue Against the North Dakota Oil Pipeline

More than a thousand Native Americans and non-native allies across America have traveled to help protect the land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. A multi-billion dollar construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to construct through alleged sacred, ancestral lands and run underneath the Missouri River which is the main water supply for … Continue reading Support Grows as Standing Rock Protest Continue Against the North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Powerful “The Birth of a Nation” movie poster released

A new poster for the highly anticipated film, "The Birth of a Nation" was released on Tidal. The poster depicts Nat Turner, a slave who led an historic rebellion in Southampton County, VA, hung by an American Flag, representing America's long and brutal racist history with African Americans. The same history that is often romanticized … Continue reading Powerful “The Birth of a Nation” movie poster released

How You Can Fight Against Police Brutality and Help the Families of Sterling and Castille

Outrage is spreading as more information is released about the police involved murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille. Alton Sterling, 37, was shot by police outside of a gas station after a phone call from a witness claimed he was pointing his gun at an individual. The store owner stated that Sterling was not harming anyone and was not … Continue reading How You Can Fight Against Police Brutality and Help the Families of Sterling and Castille

The 2016 BET Awards: Entertainment, Soul and Politics

Bet came through with a very entertaining and political show Sunday night. The event presented a great mix of current artists, old school musicians, upcoming stars, humor and a spotlight on positive leaders in the black community. The night had too many amazing moments to count. Beyoncé’s performance of her powerful song Freedom was one of the best BET Award intros … Continue reading The 2016 BET Awards: Entertainment, Soul and Politics