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Howard Hewett wows crowd with intimate performance at Salaam

by Toure Muhammad

CHICAGO—Howard Hewett gave roughly 250 attendees a night to remember as he serenaded them with many of his popular songs during an intimate concert at Salaam Restaurant June 18.... »

Roots and relevance?

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Jun 14, 2016 - 12:35:13 AM

Much of the conversation surrounding the 2016 remake of the late Alex Haley’s critically acclaimed miniseries “Roots” that aired on A&E earlier this month had people talking about if there is still relevance and value in teaching the history of slavery. »

West Coast KAM talks, Black, Brown unity, Farrakhan and his new album, “Mutual Respect”

by Final Call News | May 10, 2016 - 11:23:04 AM

With his overt sociopolitical/spiritual stance and best known for his Nation of Islam affiliation, West Coast rap artist, Kam’s angst-ridden brand of hardcore rap helped set the mark by which other socially-conscious emcees would be and still are judged. »

Come Celebrate 10 Years Strong With Hip-Hop Detoxx

by Final Call News | May 10, 2016 - 11:22:00 AM

On Saturday, May 21st, Hip-Hop Detoxx (HHD), is kicking off activities acknowledging our 10 Year Anniversary and our campaign theme for this year is Operation: R.E.S.E.T. (Rejuvenate, Empower, Synergize, Educate and Transform). »

Blacks Actors, Producers In Hollywood Say Hurdles Still High

by James G. Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | Mar 22, 2016 - 11:52:11 AM

CHICAGO—In the movie “Shaft,” the lead character is a baaad … well, you know the rest. But the actor who played the iconic character told an audience here that even John Shaft would have a difficult time navigating the hurdles of prejudice and racism that exist in Hollywood. »

Congratulations Mahdi Theatre Company.. Bronzeville The Musical A Hit!

by Final Call News | Mar 2, 2016 - 9:50:35 AM

Chicago theater company owner Margaret Mahdi, who has stressed the importance of Black directors, stage actors, and writers, scored a hit with her incredible production “Bronzeville: The Musical,” featuring Grammy award-winning gospel singer Karen Clark-Sheard. »

Once Again, Lack Of Diversity Bemoaned In Oscar Slate

by AP | Jan 21, 2016 - 10:40:32 AM

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood’s “best and Whitest,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a slate of nominees Jan. 14 that once again included no Black actors or directors, prompting a dismayed revival of the “OscarsSoWhite” hashtag. »

CHI-RAQ: Will the real message in the movie get missed amidst the sex?

by Naimah Latif -Guest Columnist- | Dec 15, 2015 - 10:18:15 AM

Mr. Lee said that his purpose for creating this film was to expose Chicago’s extreme situation in order to get people talking, with hopes that a dialogue would lead to solutions. »

Music makes #JusticeOrElse more than a moment

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Nov 11, 2015 - 7:56:35 PM

During national mobilization efforts for “Justice…Or Else!” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Nation of Islam placed a priority on identifying and energizing youth leadership with support from members of the Hip-Hop community. »

Behold! The Goalden Chyld

by Final Call News | Nov 11, 2015 - 1:22:34 PM

During this time of great confusion and intense conflict, voices delivering logical solutions to the challenges facing society are needed. The Goalden Chyld “GC” is a leading voice in that regard. »

Misguided talk of misogyny

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Sep 24, 2015 - 9:37:29 AM

A snippet of an interview the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan conducted recently has sparked intense debate and been filed under headlines decrying misogyny—“dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.” »

Hate for Hip Hop: Abraham Foxman’s ADL Shows its True Color

by The NOI Research Group | Jul 7, 2015 - 11:31:45 AM

The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has launched its long-expected attack on Black youth and Hip Hop culture. In its recent communiqué its pompous and pretentious leader Abraham Foxman provides a marvelous confirmation of the potential power and effectiveness of our brilliant artists and their commitment to freedom, justice, and equality for their people. »

Rapper The Game says: 'A lot of people are going to be ready to ride' with Farrakhan - #JusticeOrElse

by FinalCall.com News | Jun 30, 2015 - 9:26:02 AM

The Game: I think that he’s one of the last powerful real true leaders that we have and that people should take as many pictures and open their ears as much as they can before he decides to sit it down. »

Hip Hop and accepting the responsibility of leadership

by Rhodesia Muhammad | Jun 12, 2015 - 2:03:34 PM

NEW ORLEANS- On May 27, Muhammad Mosque No. 46 invited local Hip Hop artists to their Wednesday night study group to discuss the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words that came from a message he delivered to the leaders of the Hip Hop community titled, “Farrakhan Challenges the Hip Hop Community: ‘Accept The Responsibility of Leadership’ . »

Will Jay Z lead artists into a powerful new digital era?

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Apr 7, 2015 - 8:40:17 PM

Jay Z rarely uses social media so when he used his Twitter account to communicate with his 3.1 million followers, people kind of knew something was brewing. It was seen as a major move when the Hip Hop artist turned mogul stood on stage March 30 with music industry heavyweights to announce the formation of the majority artist-owned global streaming music service Tidal. »

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Behold! The Goalden Chyld

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During national mobilization efforts for “Justice…Or Else!” the Honorable Minister...

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A snippet of an interview the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan...

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