Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects

  The revolutionary hip-hop band Arrested Development broke down barriers 30 years ago by releasing positive albums dedicated to Black self-love, Afro-centric themes and the end to white supremacy across the diaspora.   Co-founder and leader of the hit-making conscious rap group, Todd “Speech” Thomas, spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the group’s current projects and … Continue reading Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects

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Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness

A Man Named Yves  Playwright Dui Jarrod’s “Unholy War” is an incredible melodrama exploring the psyche of an emotionally damaged man as he tries to marry the woman of his dreams. Yves– portrayed by Cario George— is a man who has been through a lot. As a young boy, he was abandoned by his mother … Continue reading Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness

Detroit Engineer Develops Coding Program to Teach Teens Tech Skills in a Gutted Out School Bus

In recent years, Detroit’s fledgling school system and constant infighting between teachers and governmental officials has dominated national headlines. That infighting and bitterness came to a head in May when teachers staged a sickout. The protest addressed the uninhabitable classroom conditions — mold, inoperable restrooms, and broken air conditioner/heating units — that contributed to health … Continue reading Detroit Engineer Develops Coding Program to Teach Teens Tech Skills in a Gutted Out School Bus