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How Chi Ossé Avoids Convention As a Young Brooklyn Council Member

We spoke with Chi Ossé about his first six months as a New York City Council Member, Mayor Eric Adams, … Read More

July 22, 2022

“No Budget? No Bops.” Songwriters Hit the Streets in LA to Protest Spotify

The advocacy group 100 Percenters led a protest in LA trying to raise awareness around Spotify's payout structure, which sees… Read More

March 1, 2022

Here’s How To Enjoy a Philadelphia Day Trip on the Cheap

A Philadelphia day trip that includes Cheesteak, museums, and more is feasible even with a tight budget.  In the age… Read More

January 20, 2022

Watch This U.S. Senate Candidate Light Up A Blunt in His First Campaign Ad

In an ad for a U.S. Senate seat, Louisiana-based Democratic candidate Gary Chambers Jr smokes a joint to support marijuana… Read More

January 18, 2022

Combat Jack’s Son Chi Ossé Wins New York City Council Primary Race

Chi Ossé ran a campaign that talked about ending qualified immunity for cops and redirect NYPD funds to social programs.… Read More

July 12, 2021

In His Own Words: Chi Ossé on How He Wants to Change NYC Politics

Chi Ossé, son of beloved podcast host and hip-hop historian Combat Jack, spoke with us about his Brooklyn roots and… Read More

July 1, 2021

These Young Black Creatives Are Bringing Thousands Together to Celebrate Juneteenth

In Jersey City, NJ, a group of young Black creatives are getting ready to kick off one of the biggest… Read More

June 18, 2021

Iya Dammons Is Creating a Safe Haven for Black Trans Youth in Baltimore

With the disappearance of hometown publications, local stories that have national impact go unseen and unheard. This is why Okayplayer… Read More

June 8, 2021

The Black Farmers of Boston Are Using History & Community To Grow Roots

With the disappearance of hometown publications, local stories that have national impact go unseen and unheard. This is why Okayplayer… Read More

June 8, 2021