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

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