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Ohio Senator Nina Turner talked with Rickey Smiley and Special K about the election results and what it means for how we should be organizing our communities in the next couple of years. She explains why she thinks people rejected the Democratic nominee in this election. “Having the better candidate… people can’t eat that,” she […]

Last night, the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired a star-studded a very politically charged show. Hosted by DJ Khalid, the evening featured the traditional BET cypher with some from the cast of “Empire,” and some explosive performances that spoke specifically to the present state of black America. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! T.I. closed out […]

The whirlwind spurred by Colin Kaepernick‘s decision not to stand during the National Anthem has prompted racist opposition to lash out in many ways, like burning Kaepernick’s jersey, or even going so far as to demand that black athletes leave the country if they don’t like it so much. Jeff Johnson explains the misguided mind-work […]

Earlier this week, the world lost Darren Seals, a 29-year-old activist who had been working for years, but was known for his work after the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson. Jeff Johnson explains that the work of people like Darren always puts them at great risk. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Seals was found […]

Jeff Johnson offers some more commentary on Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to speak out by sitting down during the National Anthem. While his choice of protest has been criticized by many, it has also been supported by more- judging by the spike in purchases of his NFL Jersey, and the recent announcement of his plan to […]

Colin Kaepernick sparked outrage with some NFL fans when he decided not to stand up for the National Anthem- a constitutional right that he has. Despite that fact, the debate about whether or not he should be “allowed” to do so wages on. But Jeff Johnson explains what is inherently wrong with criticizing anyone, let […]

A man running for Attorney General in Pennsylvania, Stephen Zappala, used video of Sandra Bland‘s arrest in an ad for his campaign, in an effort to show he would fight for the rights of black Americans. But when Sandra Bland’s mother requested he pull the footage, he refused. Jeff Johnson discusses the implications of this in this edition of 3 Things […]