For some reason, I've always managed to ignore or miss Usher. "You Make Me Wanna..." is a classic, of course, but I managed to resist the supposed charms of "Yeah!," "Burn," "Love in This Club," and "Lil Freak." This year the Diplo-produced "Climax" stopped me dead in my tracks. So I'm willing to be ... More >>
Look, we don't want to argue that capitalism has hurt the moral fabric of America, but what else could we possibly conclude after learning how local businessman Lawrence Sekara is capitalizing off the Trayvon Martin tragedy?That's right, the 49-year-old San Francisco businessman submitted an online ... More >>
Members of the African-American community already had big plans to hold its "Occupy Dream" rally today to recognize the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. But sadly, the group has yet another more reason to draw attention to their cause: The recent string of gun violence among Sa ... More >>
Occupy Oakland has been doing a lot more meeting and planning than occupying these days. But that seems to have changed, and after a long winter hiatus, it appears protesters have taken root again.Since they were so rudely booted from their residence at Frank Ogawa Plaza in November, the movement ... More >>
Oakland's Mistah F.A.B. is one of a few rappers around the nation who have released songs about the death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Empathy has always been one of F.A.B.'s strongest suits, lyrically speaking, and it's clear from "God Don't Love me" that this incident hits close to hom ... More >>