More Undignified Than This: The Legacy of Rance Allen

With COVID-19, this election, voter suppression, racism, brutality, and natural…


PTM: Restoration with Lecrae

Two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author, Lecrae, joins…


PTM: “After Whiteness” with Dr. Willie Jennings

Today’s episode is fire. Tyler Burns has the honor of interviewing powerhouse…


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Why Lecrae's "Restoration" Should Still Be On Repeat

What a journey Lecrae has been on!Lecrae’s debut studio album "Real Talk" was…


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Black Panther: From Suffering to Royalty

We. Are. Tired.This is the cry of Black Americans in 2020. By all accounts,…


Black Lives and White Sight: Reading Invisible Man in This Age of Black Death - Part 2

Read Part 1 here! White Sight and Black LivesEllison’s image of the…


Black Lives and White Sight: Reading Invisible Man in This Age of Black Death - Part 1

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will…


War on My Skin

There is a war on my skin.And it didn't begin with my parents' bodies.It…


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Brown Girl, I See You

Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at…


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Black History Recommendations

Here's a list of Black History recommendations that will take more than a month…


Way Out of No Way

Noname doesn’t owe anyone.The Chicago artist recently announced via Twitter…


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Souls of Black Folk: Reconciling Gospel Music and Hip-Hop

It was a spring afternoon and I was returning home from a pretty good day in…


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Seeing Ourselves in "Waves"

I didn’t know what to expect going into "Waves" but I walked out of the theater…


Harriet: A Story of Freedom

On November 1, 2019, "Harriet," the biopic about Harriet Tubman, will be…


Don’t like Crowds? Three Reasons You Should Still Go to the Poets in Autumn Tour

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been one for large crowds, or any…


Pass The Mic Exclusive! - "White Jesus" a new song by S.O.

This is a first for the Pass the Mic podcast. In the hundreds of episode we've…


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Toni Morrison: Black Without Apology

Eleven novels. Nine works of nonfiction. Over twenty awards. 88 years.We are…


Do The Right Thing

For the Love of "Do The Right Thing"

On June 30, 1989, Spike Lee released what is arguably his greatest film: "Do…


"What Other Way They Ever Do Us?" — Why The Central Park 5 Can Happen Again

When I was a teenager, my mother hated the idea of me going out in groups with…


Appropriation, Misappropriation, or Re-Appropriation: “Old Town Road” – Part 2

Read Part 1 here.Some will challenge that these stated claims have more to do…