Entertainment News Top 10 Politically Conscious Rap Albums of 2017
Black music has been a vessel for political consciousness throughout our entire history in this strange land. From the cries of freedom carried in the field songs of our enslaved forefathers, to jazz, soul, gospel and even the funk, Black music has always expressed not only our thirst for liberation, but also the conditions of our oppression.
Updated Feb 1, 2018 - 2:38:05 PM
Entertainment News ‘Reality music’ with a message
“Footprints on the Moon” is the new album by three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Raheem DeVaughn and multifaceted wordsmith and actor Wes Felton. The duo performs under the moniker, “The CrossRhodes.”
Updated Jan 11, 2018 - 9:33:14 AM
Entertainment News Grammy-award winning rap artist continues to give back
Chancelor Bennett, also known as “Chance the Rapper,” announced his next move to help fund Chicago Public Schools (CPS) at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. In addition to raising over $2 million through SocialWorks, 20 schools will receive grant funds Chance raised six months ago in partnership with Ingenuity.
Updated Sep 20, 2017 - 1:55:10 PM
National News Roots and relevance?
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.
Updated Jun 14, 2016 - 12:35:13 AM
Entertainment News Blacks Actors, Producers In Hollywood Say Hurdles Still High
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.
Updated Mar 22, 2016 - 11:52:11 AM