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
Entertainment News Once Again, Lack Of Diversity Bemoaned In Oscar Slate
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.
Updated Jan 21, 2016 - 10:40:32 AM
Entertainment News Music makes #JusticeOrElse more than a moment
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.
Updated Nov 11, 2015 - 7:56:35 PM