All Topics

Tag Archives: capitalism

News Flash

Harry Belafonte: Jay-Z and Beyonce Have ‘Turned Their Backs on Social Responsibility’

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, activist and showbiz legend Harry Belafonte took Jay-Z and Beyonce to task for ‘turning their backs on social responsibility. Do you agree?

Read the rest



Featured Article

POLL: Confidence in Public Education Hits All-Time Low

According to a new Gallup poll, confidence in America’s public school system as hit an all-time low. Only 29 percent of respondents expressed a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public education. How can fix this broken system?

Read the rest



News Flash

Adidas CANCELS ‘Shackle’ Shoe Design

Today, Adidas announced that they are canceling plans to sell the controversial “shackle” shoe, which many descried as racially insensitive. What do you think of their apology? Was the shoe design simply “quirky” and “lighthearted,” or attempting to commercialize slavery?

Read the rest



News Flash

Adidas Defends Shackle Shoe Design

Last week, Adidas announced that its JS Roundhouse Mid would be available on June 14. The problem? The shoe features shackles, which have caused many to suggest that it is not-so-subtle reference to slavery. Should they pull the shoe?

Read the rest



Featured Article

Should Diddy’s Son Give Back His Scholarship?

UCLA is standing by its decision to award Justin Combs an athletic scholarship worth $54,000. While many feel there are less-fortunate young people who could use the financial assistance, Justin earned his scholarship fair and square. Should he give the money back?

Read the rest



Featured Article

Trayvon Martin-Inspired Shooting Range Targets Sold Online?!

an “unidentified entrepreneur” is trying to profit off of the Trayvon Martin tragedy by selling shooting range targets inspired by the slain 17 year-old. The targets are shaped like hoodies, and feature skittles and a can of iced tea. Does it get any worse than this?

Read the rest



Featured Article

STUDY: Waiters Give Black People Bad Service Because They’re Bad Tippers?

A recent study published in the Journal of Black Studies found that many waiters give black customers poor service, assuming that black patrons are bad tippers. Have you ever felt like your race impacted the quality of service you received at a restaurant?

Read the rest



Featured Article

Is It Okay to Drug Test Welfare Recipients?

On Monday Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill that would require applicants for welfare to be tested for drugs. Are such laws providing real solutions to real problems, or is this the byproduct of a war on our nation’s poor, and a violation of the 4th amendment?

Read the rest



Featured Post

Bull Sh#t Youth

Growing up we always knew that Capitalism, or “the system”, was responsible for the hardships of our parents. These days the youth of the present generation don’t seem to think that Capitalism just in its essence produces struggle. What if we have been surprised by the good experiences the labor force has lent us? Graduate […]

Read the rest



Clip of the Day

VIDEO: Jay-Z Speaks on Occupy, Paying Higher Taxes with CNN

Jay-Z

In an interview with CNN, Jay-Z said he’d have no problem paying more taxes as long as he knew the money would go to the right place. Do you agree? Check out the interview at BlackYouthProject.com

Read the rest