National News Nipsey’s Star Still Shines
Hip hop’s prophetic voice is gone but the light that Nipsey Hussle offered to his neighborhood has spread and will light up the world, said family members, admirers, close friends, fellow artists and those who stood before thousands of people inside the Staples Center Arena to honor his music, his vision and his commitment to bringing life into the place where he grew up—and a place he never left.
The three-hour service was touching, inspiring and genuine as everyone from his mother to his father, his brother, his sister, the love of his life, his comrades, music greats, ministers and even former President Barack Obama spoke of the impact a man born Ermias Asghedom had and how his legacy must live on.
“The name Ermias in the language of the Eritrean people means ‘God Is Rising.’ The name Nipsey in that same language means ‘homie,’ a brother from the ’hood that never really left the ’hood, said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 - 11:45:19 AM
National News Farrakhan honors Nipsey Hussle and South Central Los Angeles community
LOS ANGELES—Love descended on grieving residents of South Central Los Angeles when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the Rollin’ 60s Crips street gang neighborhood to honor Ermias Asghedom, the slain hip hop artist, family man, entrepreneur and community builder known as Nipsey Hussle
Updated Apr 16, 2019 - 11:09:56 PM
National News A mother talks about her ‘Soul’
I conceived Ermias on my birthday, November the 15th. He was born exactly nine months to the date after I conceived him. Ermias was so close to me spiritually.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 - 10:24:39 PM
National News Senate Reparations Commission Bill Is About ‘Confronting Racist Policy’
The topic of reparations has become more politicized than ever as Democratic presidential hopefuls are feeling the pressure to not only speak to this issue but develop a strategy that is convincing enough for voters to believe that redress for the horrors of Black African slavery here in America is something they care about.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 - 9:58:32 PM
National News Slavery reparations as penance at Princeton Theological Seminary?
PRINCETON, N.J.—Like many colleges and universities, the Princeton Theological Seminary has rediscovered a past intertwined with the heinous African slave trade. What separates the school from others is that it has an opportunity to make material redress for the sins of its past.
Updated Apr 16, 2019 - 9:52:33 PM
National News A new mayor, new hope and old problems for Chicago
CHICAGO--April 2 was an historic night in the history of Chicago mayoral politics. It was the first time two Black women were vying for the highest political office in the city, and the first time an openly gay candidate was on the ballot. It would be only the third time that a Black person held Chicago’s mayoral seat.
Updated Apr 10, 2019 - 10:51:28 AM
National News Can America Survive The Rich Getting Richer, Richer And Richer?
Mega-corporations like Amazon illustrate the perverse nature of the current economic system: Owner Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $132 billion but his company and others like Walmart and McDonalds, pay their employees so little that they’re often forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid, and other public assistance to make ends meet.
Updated Apr 10, 2019 - 10:49:09 AM