A.C. Jemison

A.C. Jemison is a freelance writer and graduate of Penn State University where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Twitter: @chinkeeize

Bill Cosby Plans Tour to Teach Youth How to Prevent Sexual Assault Allegations

— ADVERTISEMENT —   Watching what could be the demise of “America’s favorite TV dad” has been all but easy for the public to process. Likewise, the Cosby case is a tragedy for all involved regardless of its final disposition. But just when I thought worse news could not emerge from the case, it has …

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Kodak Black’s Video Features KKK Members Hanging From Burning Cross {Video}

Apart of the newest school of Hip Hop, Florida’s own Kodak Black has dropped one of the most conscious videos released this year. His biggest hit to date, Tunnel Vision, may seem like any other mainstream single. 808s, catchy hook, easy-to-follow verses. Kodak croons on the track about his internal conflicts with jealousy from his …

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Judge Found in Hudson River Cuts Husband Out of $2million Estate

Judge Sheila Abdul-Salaam’s alleged suicide dominated the headlines a few weeks ago following the discovery of her body on the bank of New York’s Hudson River. Speculation as to whether her death was indeed a suicide emerged as officers further investigated the judge’s suspicious death. Thus far, no evidence suggesting foul play has been found …

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Jordan Peele to Create Jim Crow Horror Series for HBO

We knew that following the success of the box office hit, Get Out, we’d see more from comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele. Carving an entirely new path in filmmaking adjoining art and social awareness, he’s back to produce a series called “Lovecraft Country” set in the 1950s Jim Crow South. Also joining the production team is creator …

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New Pro-black Comic Series Pushes for Netflix on Kickstarter

Avid readers of Urban Intellectuals may remember our first article about Manuel Godoy’s innovative video game demo, released last summer, entitled Black Sands: Legends of Kemet. The game would be the first of its kind, setting the record straight for a history that has been rewritten continuously to cast the African civilization of Kemet as …

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Did You Know Black Ghettos Were Deliberately Created By Gov’t Sponsored Redlining?

In light of Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the commencement of the Trump Administration, there is no better time than now to discuss the creation of the “black ghetto” and housing discrimination known as redlining. Beginning in the early 1930s, a ranking system designed to represent neighborhoods in …

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Did You Know: Dick Gregory Ran for President in the 60s?

We’ve come to know and love Dick Gregory for his wittiness, comedic genius, and fervency for activism in the African American community. Though much of his rhetoric marked by political overtones has remained consistent throughout the years, many may be surprised to learn that he once ran for president at a time when race relations …

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#ThanksObama: Thousands Send Their Thanks to President Obama for an Historic Presidency

It’s been a long standing joke that Americans of all backgrounds have blamed President Obama for our ills, even for things beyond any president’s control. As the 2016 Presidential Election approaches it’s final hour, thousands of users on Twitter began sending their heartfelt tweets to the President on the evening of November 7th, transforming the …

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Zimmerman Copycat: White Man Murders Black Bystander After Reporting "hoodlums" Outside His Home [Audio] 3

Zimmerman Copycat: White Man Murders Black Bystander After Reporting “hoodlums” Outside His Home [Audio]

A North Carolina murder-eerily reminiscent of the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin-reportedly occurred in the early morning of August 7, 2016. Chad Copley, a 39-year-old neighborhood watch vigilante, called 911 claiming there was “a bunch of hoodlums racing” outside of his home. Prior to asking that an officer be dispatched, Copley tells the dispatcher that …

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An Open Letter to Black America: Korryn Gaines Caused Her Own Death 1

An Open Letter to Black America: Korryn Gaines Caused Her Own Death

  Among the latest cases involving alleged police brutality is a 23-year-old mother of 2 from Baltimore, Maryland killed by police on August 1, 2016. Korryn Gaines’ pictures adjoined with her very own hashtag, excerpts of her story, and familiar headlines bombarded the Internet drawing comparisons between Gaines and other recent victims of violence inflicted …

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