Category Archives: events

We Beg Your Pardon Ex President Obama.

As we watched the last two presidential terms fly by we reminisced on how we were so hype to see the first Black Man take the highest office of the United States of America. But something is troubling about the blatant disregard for issues that affect Black, Native people, Muslims and Immigrants. President Obama, being […]

Jesse Williams speech at the 2016 BET Awards may offend some people.

In case you missed it, Jesse Williams dropped so many gems in his acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. “If you have no interest in equal rights for Black people then do not make suggestions to those that do, sit down” said Williams. Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has been very vocal about social injustices […]

What we learned at Trump’s rally in Arizona.

Yesterday we decided to attend the Phoenix (actually Fountain Hills) rally for Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. He was joined by Arizona’s Sheriff, Joe Arpaio who has not been favorable toward the Mexican community. We saw all the reports of clashes with Trump supporters and protestors on the news so we were prepared for a crazy day. Below is […]

Nation19, LA, Pan African Film Festival, Russell Simmons, and the Red Carpet!

Peace this is Nation19 live in LA and it’s going down! #Bars4Justce Premièred and it was a favorite at the 24th annual Pan African Film Festival. It was so dope to see all our fam and fb fam! Then we were invited to the Directors Guild to talk about our film and why it is […]

The Oscars are wack and lacks diversity but that’s a good thing. Here is why.

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), lacks diversity and yes the #Oscarsarewack but that could be a good thing for Film makers, Actors, Actresses, Producers and Directors of Color. Here is why. People of Color make up 37% of the U.S population, but purchased 46% of movie […]

‘Tis the season to Boycott!

As Black Friday nears we are all the more ready to Boycott! This is only the beginning! Don’t worry, we got the right ammo you need for the entire holiday season! ‘Tis’ the Season to Boycott! People love Christmas. They are more willing to spend money during the Christmas holiday season than any time of […]

Activists discuss social injustice at World Premier screening of film in Phoenix!

  We had such a great night at the world premier screening of our film #Bars4Justice! There were community activists, leaders, organizers, artists, and hip hop heads all there to discuss as a whole what we can do as a community to make a difference. WestCoast Kam was there and he talked about his role […]

We Need Your Help! #Bars4Justice

So yesterday we were going to pick our last finalist…buuuut, we need your help! These MC’s went sooooo hard that they got equal votes from all our judges! This is where we need you! Listen to each of the runner ups in the videos below: @Offendum, @Sefam, @ConsciousFlo. Post the name of your fav MC in […]

Christians and Muslims unite in Washington DC to demand Justice or Else: #justiceorelse

Less than one week from the horrific slayings of 9 innocent black people at Charlotte AME Church came a solid wall of unity and power. Muslims, Christians and the media assembled at the Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington DC for the official press conference announcing the 20th Anniversary of the Million March March which […]

Blasting Through E3 2015 with Nation19!

E3 2015 was full of excitement from day one June 15th, until the last hour today June 18th. If you don’t know what E3 is, it is the biggest convention of video games on the planet. There are others, like Tokyo Game Show and Pax, but what makes E3 the biggest is that it is […]

Why every Rapper should observe Ramadan

A celebrity customer called us and wanted to buy the new Pillars Tee but was kinda worried about rocking it because he wasn’t a Muslim. We explained that although the shirt is made for people observing Ramadan, the significance can be practiced by anyone with a little discipline. Here is how everyone, even Rappers can observe Ramadan, still stay fresh, and […]

Nation19 presents: Exhibit19 with Runoko Rashidi

Exhibit19: Nation19 Magazine / APDTA® in association with Pathways to African Unity (Black Student Union) is pleased to present Historian and world traveler Dr. Runoko Rashidi to Glendale Community College for one night only. As a traveler and researcher Dr. Rashidi has visited 105 countries. As a lecturer and presenter, he has spoken in fifty-nine […]