Life Cycles of Inequity

A Community of Black Dads [VIDEO]

Father Mathis’ life story highlights the centuries-long tradition of communal parenting in black families. It’s one of many cultural tools that are ignored in the handwringing over a crisis of black fatherhood.

The Hip-Hop Hustle, Then and Now [VIDEO]

Jay Smooth talks with the pioneering artists who first sold mix tapes on the streets of New York City, and with a young crew that’s trying to recreate that success today.