The shocking murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd have increased fears of what can happen to unarmed black men when targeted by racism and underscored the urgency of what is known in black culture as The Talk. Now, it’s time for all of us to listen.
For decades, fashion has used black culture to make established brands more popular. Now there are major moves to demonstrate Black Lives Matter all the way to the boardroom, and a trailblazing black supermodel is leading the way.
Policing in America is under scrutiny and governments are taking action to overhaul how police do their jobs. Some say it’s too much too soon, while other say it doesn’t go far enough.
Pop Smoke’s “Welcome to the Party” became an explosive summer hit and gave him a real chance to leave the street hustle behind. By mid-February 2020, Pop Smoke’s mixtape “Meet the Woo 2” broke into the Billboard Top 10. He was signed to Republic Music with a top management team and had upcoming sold-out concert dates.
Then on February 19, multiple gunmen broke into the Hollywood Hills home Pop Smoke was renting, entering through a bedroom balcony, and shot Pop Smoke dead. Sources say it was a targeted hit, not a robbery. He made no secret of his gang affiliation but the motive is still not known.
LISA EVERS, Host and Executive Producer, Street Soldiers
DANNY SU, CEO, AMG & RGF Music
DJ DREWSKI, Hot 97 Personality and Music Producer
CHUCK CREEKMUR, CEO, Allhiphop.com
Social media can make any two people in a relationship look like the perfect couple, but the reality is often far more complicated. So how can we tell when the picture is telling a real story?
STREET SOLDERS’ Lisa Evers sits down with clinical therapist Elisa English and hip-hop artist and TV personality Peter Gunz to discuss how relationships appear online and how they are in reality.
Street Soldiers takes a look at the legacy of Kobe Bryant and the role that African-American athletes play in American culture.
STREET SOLDIERS sits down with former NBA player William “Smush” Parker, former ESPN anchor Prim Siripipat and former NFL player Jay Alford to discuss Bryant’s life and legacy and more.
Dancehall is one of the world’s fastest-growing music genres in the world, and some of the biggest names in hip hop and pop music are getting in on the action. But where do we draw the line between appropriation and appreciation?
New York State’s new bail reform bill does away with cash bail in many cases. Supporters say it ends discrimination against low-income people, but critics say it amounts to a get-out-of-jail-free card.