Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper & STATE Bags Will Donate 30,000 Backpacks to CPS Students

by Bianca Garwood   Aug 08, 2017

Chance The Rapper continues his philanthropic efforts through his youth empowerment brand SocialWorks in his hometown of Chicago. Teaming up with STATE Bags, “a one-for-one bag... Read More

Ozy Fest is the Only Summer Festival You Need to Attend

Ozy Fest is the Only Summer Festival You Need to Attend

by Aramide Tinubu   Jul 20, 2017

Ozy Fest has the answer to your Beyoncé Coachella disappointment. This weekend, Ozy Fest returns to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park for the second... Read More

On June 25, 10,000 People Will Have Dinner To Combat Hate

On June 25, 10,000 People Will Have Dinner To Combat Hate

by Melissa Henderson   Jun 22, 2017

A Day of Dinners is bringing more than 10,000 people across the country together on June 25th, for 500 potluck-style dinners in 48 U.S.... Read More

Detroit

Detroit’s Great Debaters Take on HBCUs in an Intellectual Mashup

by Kimberly Hayes Taylor   May 02, 2017

As they jumped off buses from around the area to much fanfare and even a marching band and ROTC escort, Detroit teens were welcomed... Read More

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

by Mariel Turner   Apr 24, 2017

Patrisse Cullors knows firsthand how the prison-industrial complex can affect families in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old’s brother and father were in and out of... Read More

watts

In Our Cities: Watts Residents Find Food, Family at Hawkins House of Burgers

by Mariel Turner   Apr 13, 2017

With the arrival of cooking apps, food blogs and meal delivery services it can be difficult to make a lasting impact in today’s food... Read More

California African American Museum

In Our Cities: The California African American Museum Redefines Black History in Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner   Apr 06, 2017

The Black experience in Los Angeles has been defined by misunderstood stereotypes for years—gang wars, drive-by shootings, broken families—but curators at the California African... Read More

Eso Won Books

In Our Cities: Eso Won Books Ignites a Love of Reading in LA

by Mariel Turner   Mar 30, 2017

James Fugate knows the importance of knowledge in the Black community. The Detroit native has been selling books in South Los Angeles neighborhoods for... Read More

South Central Los Angeles

In Our Cities: Photographer Tiffany Hobbs Finds Beauty in South Central LA

by Britni Danielle   Mar 23, 2017

Ice cube. Issa Rae. Crenshaw. Russell Westbrook. Boyz in the Hood. Each of these has one thing in common, and it’s not just that they’ve... Read More

biddy mason

In Our Cities: From Slavery to Real Estate Mogul, Biddy Mason Leaves Her Mark on Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner   Mar 16, 2017

For nearly 100 years, one of Los Angeles’ first Black real estate moguls sat in an unmarked grave forgotten and unacknowledged. Bridget “Biddy” Mason,... Read More