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Once Again, Lack Of Diversity Bemoaned In Oscar Slate

by AP

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... »

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. »

Rappers King Louie and Lil Herb: Don't be judgmental; there’s more to Chicago than crime and violence

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 23, 2015 - 11:09:23 AM

Although Hip Hop is often criticized for its perceived glorification of sex, violence, guns and drugs, it is easy to forget that many of the most popular artists are fathers, brothers, husbands and many of them are young teenagers themselves in search of mentors and guidance. »

King Louie: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 11:52:11 AM

You will often hear it wildly publicized when rappers are doing wrong, but an effort should also be made to applaud them when they are doing something right. Rapper King Loui recently shared his perspective on life in the place dubbed “Chiraq” with The Final Call. »

Lil Herb: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:49:29 AM

Lil Herb is known for describing the gritty tales of what is happening in his city, in his neighborhood and on his block and recently made a song with Nicki Minaj titled “Chiraq.” He shared a bit on how he sees the world and life in Chicago with The Final Call’s Ashahed M. Muhammad. »

White cast of 'Exodus' reflects cinema tradition

by Sandy Cohen Associated Press | Dec 11, 2014 - 9:07:52 AM

LOS ANGELES - Put “ancient Egyptian people” into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” »

Cosby’s art paired with African art at Smithsonian

by AP | Nov 25, 2014 - 11:48:36 AM

WASHINGTON - Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is open to the public for the first time Nov. 9 at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by Black artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends. »

Chicago Hip Hop artist raises awareness of male Breast Cancer

by Toure Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 5, 2014 - 5:28:46 PM

CHICAGO—Antwone “Twon Gabz” Muhammad premiered Getting Through which is a powerful single from his musical documentary The Tumor detailing his personal struggle against breast cancer. The legendary Erick Sermon of EPMD fame joined more than 300 Hip Hop artists, media personalities and supporters who attended Mr. Muhammad’s “Different Shades of Pink” event held Oct. 26, at The Shrine. »

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