Meek Mill Shines Light on Racial Injustice in America With Debut of ‘Stay Woke’ at the 2018 BET Awards

After much speculation, Philly’s own Meek Mill debuted a new single, “Stay Woke,” at the 2018 BET Awards.

Meek was introduced by a group of Philly natives: Black Thought, Questlove and Lil Uzi Vert, along with the 76ers’ Markelle Fultz and comedian Kevin Hart. The group started by sharing damning statistics, which…

Meek Mill’s Case Is Just 1 Example of How the Criminal-Justice System Fails Black People

As long as there has been freedom for black people post-slavery, there has been a criminal-justice system that has been committed to caging them again. From the convict-lease system, even slave catchers before the emancipation, there’s always been a system designed to watch black bodies, to catch black bodies, to…

Rolling Stone Talks to Meek Mill—and Shares the Receipts on the Judge Who Put Him Back in Jail

Anyone who’s been following the Meek Mill case by now knows that it has taken on the feel of a Greek tragedy. The details that have emerged—Meek’s arrest when he was 19 for a bogus crack charge by a crooked cop, the ensuing years of probation under the eyes of a petty and overbearing judge, the returns to prison under…