Latest from Rahiel Tesfamariam

Clergymen led the 1960s movement. This time, the front lines are much more diverse.

  • Sep 18, 2015

‘World Star Hip-Hop’, the video aggregating site, could use some tough love from hip-hop artists and community activists.

  • Jan 16, 2014

  • Nov 20, 2013

While it’s refreshing to see brown faces on the big screen that are not slaves or a gun-toting cross-dresser, my support for this film transcends racial pride.

  • Nov 20, 2013

A Detroit woman’s shooting death appears to highlight continued racial biases and fears held about African Americans.

  • Nov 13, 2013

Pastor Marvin Winans’s strict policy prohibiting the blessing of babies of unwed mothers is an example of the ever-present problem of patriarchal theology.

  • Oct 18, 2013

Kanye West’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel revealed an artist who thoughtfully looks at the world through the lens of race.

  • Oct 10, 2013

This new phenomenon of church leaders as the focus of reality television shows is seen by some as a rare, needed look into the guarded lives of pastors

  • Sep 26, 2013

The DJ’s public discussion about his sexuality and the subsequent support from his New York radio station complicates hip-hop’s often one-sided understanding of manhood.

  • Sep 13, 2013

“The Butler” hit theaters at the exact moment in which American audiences would find its storyline most meaningful.

  • Sep 5, 2013
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