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Kanye, choices, slavery and the truth

by Final Call

The headlines exploded and Twitter erupted with discussion and debate about Kanye West. It started with him posting pictures of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap.... »

Igniting a cultural revolution through positive expression

by Khadeejah Tahseen | Mar 9, 2018 - 2:48:08 PM

CHICAGO—The Ministry of Arts and Culture presented a Cultural Revolution during Saviours’ Day 2018. This year’s workshop was moderated by Enoch Muhammad who stated that we are here to look at the creative and constructive side of the cultural revolution. »

Black Panther movie rekindles Black pride

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 15, 2018 - 7:44:17 AM

Days before its release, the movie about comic book hero Black Panther had inspired a sense of pride, culture, history, and power across generations of Blacks in America. »

Top 10 Politically Conscious Rap Albums of 2017

by Matthew Bruce | Feb 1, 2018 - 2:38:05 PM

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. »

‘Reality music’ with a message

by Charlene Muhammad and Darrielle Muhammad | Jan 11, 2018 - 9:33:14 AM

“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.” »

Grammy-award winning rap artist continues to give back

by Tariqah Shakir-Muhammad -The Final Call- | Sep 20, 2017 - 1:55:10 PM

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. »

Hip Hop Artists Connect With Fight For Social Justice

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Feb 1, 2017 - 8:29:49 PM

Hip Hop artists are lending their talent and raising their voices to speak out against police violence and to also seek justice for Mario Woods, a young, Black man slain by San Francisco cops. »

Howard Hewett wows crowd with intimate performance at Salaam

by Toure Muhammad | Jun 28, 2016 - 11:01:34 PM

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. »

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