Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) honors the legacy of one of the world's most prominent Civil Rights activists. Here are five unique celebrations of Dr. King's life and impact going on across the nation.
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As cannabis legalization grows nationwide, many wonder how to heal prohibition's harms. Marvin Bing of impact agency Black Flower and other advocates are pushing the movement for a social equity-focused Rainbow Coalition for workforce rights, expungement, and more.
In his new book "Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld," T.J. English examines how racial politics and some of the 20th century's greatest criminals were essential to the evolution of American Jazz.
The activist group #FixThe13thNY, organized through the thinktank Next100, is fighting New York's prison system by working to abolish the 13th Amendment loophole and create better conditions for incarcerated workers.
Harlem preservationist Michael Henry Adams has dedicated much of his life's work to fighting his alma mater, Columbia University. With Columbia's continued expansion displacing Black residents of Harlem, Adams is taking a stand against the university's gentrification efforts.
Police Response to Mental Health Crises Leads to Shootings and Trauma Inflicted on Black Communities
In Detroit, police response to people with mental health crises is resulting in fatal shootings and trauma, especially for Black communities. The spike in violence is part of a nationwide trend. How can we address and reduce the harm before it's too late?
Legendary Bed-Stuy Airbrush Muralist Art-1 Speaks About Police Brutality and Systemic Racism in "1-800 HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Exhibit
Airbrush artist Art-1, a Bedford-Stuyvesant legend, is behind the centerpiece mural of 1-800 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, an exhibit honoring those lost to police brutality. Art-1's work has been seen from MTV Cribs to Smif-N-Wessun and Missy Elliott videos, but this exhibit could be his most powerful yet.
Hip hop pioneer and filmmaker Fab 5 Freddy gives producer Tracy Daniels an exclusive interview that goes behind the founding of social equity cannabis brand B Noble, the fight for Bernard Noble's freedom, and Freddy's history of advocacy.
Remembering Daniel F. Jones: Nationally-Renowned Criminal Justice Advocate and Detroit Community Leader
Following the tragic killing of Daniel F. Jones, a nationally-renowned criminal justice advocate, friends and family remember what the community leader meant to people in his native Detroit and around the country.
On Tuesday, November 29th, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that protects the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. Tomorrow the House is set to approve or deny the legislation.
Demonstrators Continue to Sound the Alarm About Abuses at Michigan's Huron Valley Prison: "They Are Not Pieces on a Chess Board!"
Humanitarian advocates are protesting abuses at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Michigan's only women's prison. Conditions are crowded and toxic, sexual assault and disease run rampant, and inmate deaths are raising alarm.
If you're wondering why cannabis is still illegal, even though two-thirds of Americans support federal legalization, history has the answer. Racism and political fear had everything to do with Reefer Madness and the War on Drugs.
The Black CannaBusiness Conference, Representation and Equity in Cannabis: Building an Inclusive Future with Good Jobs
The 2nd Black CannaBusiness Conference in New Orleans, spotlighted social equity in a town hall co-hosted by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Tamika Mallory, Candy Angel, and a plethora of Black business owners addressed ongoing representation issues in cannabis.
Willie Mack Talks Building Think BIG and Frank White with CJ Wallace, the Biggie Smalls Legacy, and New York's Cannabis Creativity
Master creative director and entrepreneur Willie Mack, co-founder of Think BIG and Frank White, shares his insights on working with CJ Wallace on building brands, the Biggie Smalls legacy, and the future of New York cannabis. Catch him and the Frank White team at the Business of Cannabis New York!
Shining Light on Whitewashed History of Black Spaces: Inger Tudor Stars As Rose McClendon in "Voodoo Macbeth"
In the new film "Voodoo Macbeth," based on the true story of a trailblazing 1930s all-Black production of the Shakespeare play, Inger Tudor stars as actress Rose McClendon, co-founder of the Negro People's Theatre. Tudor's dazzling performance in this powerful film is a standout.