New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June. Body Talks // The Struts feat. Kesha If this song has one thing, it’s swagger. Between The Struts’ 70s-inspired rock energy and Kesha’s well-established persona, your ears will be anything but bored. … Continue reading New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack U Say // GoldLink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince I was introduced to GoldLink years ago, and though I never actively or avidly kept up with his … Continue reading New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

New Music To You: Dawes, Silver, and Our Brother George

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Dawes, Silver, and Our Brother George. We’re All Gonna Die // Dawes I’m on a bit of a mellow downtempo indie kick right now. “Dusty Eyes” by Bedouine, is a wonderful example of the style I’m talking about. … Continue reading New Music To You: Dawes, Silver, and Our Brother George

New Music To You: Iron & Wine, Damian Marley, and Black Thought

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Iron & Wine, The Marleys & Black Thought, and Salaam Remi. The Desert Babbler // Iron & Wine By now, you all should know I’m a sucker for cryptic, abstract lyricism. Folk music is a great place to … Continue reading New Music To You: Iron & Wine, Damian Marley, and Black Thought

New Music To You: Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer. Up in the Clouds // Skegss If you haven’t dipped your toes into the world of Aussie Rock, you’re missing out. The sound is varied and loose, giving you a taste of that … Continue reading New Music To You: Skegss, Dan Auerbach, and Weezer

Sports, Race, and Capitalism

Throughout the last century, Black athletes such as Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick, and countless others have helped lead the way in pushing for social change. Today, we are reaching an unprecedented level of athlete activism.  For instance, LeBron James has become extremely vocal about the injustice Black people face on a daily basis, and just three weeks ago, he helped create a program … Continue reading Sports, Race, and Capitalism

Bernie Sanders and the Progressive Movement of 2020

For basically my whole life, I haven’t been interested in politics. A lot of it was due to the fact that I never really noticed the massive impact that politics had on my everyday life. However, that all changed this past year when I started paying attention to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders. The main thing that fascinated me about Sanders was not his … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and the Progressive Movement of 2020

A Revolution of the Mind: NWA’s Lasting Legacy

Two weeks ago, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, pushed his knee down on the neck of a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd and killed him, with three other cops aiding and abetting him. Despite Floyd declaring he couldn’t breathe numerous times, Chauvin’s knee remained on him for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, with 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that occurring after … Continue reading A Revolution of the Mind: NWA’s Lasting Legacy

Marianne Williamson and the Politics of Love

Marianne Williamson is far from an ordinary politician. The 67-year-old activist rose to prominence late in the 20th Century as a spiritual leader, writing various New York Times best-selling books on topics such as change, hope, and love. She even appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” many times and was often called Oprah’s spiritual advisor.  Yet today, she might be one of the most important … Continue reading Marianne Williamson and the Politics of Love