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First Look At 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' Trailer

Deadline | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop and now the gang is back, but with some pretty major chang...

Kept Outta "Compton": N.W.A's Arabian Prince Has No Regrets

Wendy Brandes | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Wendy Brandes

Arabian Prince says he's not angry, but he knows people who are. Although he was one of the founding members of the rap group N.W.A, he was left out of the hit movie Straight Outta Compton, and, as a result, people are seeking him out on Facebook to vent.

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

The Birth of N.W.A. and the Creation of a Summer Blockbuster

Antonio Moore | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

For N.W.A. as a group if, Eazy was its heart, Heller its business brain, Cube its lyrical mouth, undeniably, Dr. Dre was the group's musical soul. Dre's ear created a sound that had rhythm and bounce, enabling him to hear the cries of the ghetto, and relay it to the world with thump.

About That Divisive 'Bye, Felicia' Scene In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

The inescapable "Bye, Felicia" meme was born from Ice Cube's "Friday" back in 1995, creating the perfect dismissal hashtag years before...

67 Times Rappers Name Dropped 'Donald Trump'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

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This Feminist on Straight Outta Compton

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.

Zaki's Review: Straight Outta Compton

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Of the core trio of actors, all three deliver. While's O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s relative newness to acting is evident at times, he has an undeniable screen presence that, coupled with his uncanny resemblance to his pop, manages to do a lot of the lifting.

How 'Straight Outta Compton' Became A Summer Blockbuster

Rolling Stone | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.  Grossing an estimated $60 million this weekend, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta C...

10 Things I Learned from "Straight Outta Compton"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:

'Straight Outta Compton' Hits Top Of The Box Office On Opening Weekend

AP | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

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'Straight Outta Compton' Is a Stunning Surprise

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a movie that should appeal to a limited audience, but it is presented with such skill and with such compassion and heart that it should draw in huge numbers of persons wanting to see a real work of art.

Ice Cube Justifies Misogyny In N.W.A. Lyrics By Telling Women Not To Defend 'Despicable Females'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ice Cube addressed the misogyny in N.W.A.’s lyrics. As one of the magazine's cover stars, the rapper opened...

Paul Giamatti Turned Into A Little Girl When He Met Ice Cube

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy

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Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.13.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past.   In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Ang...

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past.   In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Ang...

6 N.W.A. Songs That Spoke About The Reality Of Being Black In America

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments...

'Straight Outta Compton' Director Is 'Very Happy With The Accuracy' Of The Film

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The director of "Straight Outta Compton" says he's "very happy with the accuracy" of the movie that depicts the creation and even...

Straight Outta Compton

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Straight Outta Compton isn't some chump change indie movie about the rap group NWA. Nor is it a should-have-gone-straight-to-DVD after-thought about hip-hop culture. This is an Oscar-caliber film. This movie is a monster. It's big!

How Will Dr. Dre's Assault On A Woman Impact His Legacy?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment

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Ice Cube And Dr. Dre Open Up About Suge Knight's Murder Charges

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, Universal's N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," became involved in a real-life murder case. Now, the film's producers and ori...

Great Conversations: Laurence Fishburne

Alex Simon | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Although already a seasoned actor at age 14 when he was cast in Coppola's surreal Vietnam war epic, young "Larry" Fishburne went on location to the jungles of the Philippines a boy, and returned both a man, and one of our finest actors. He hasn't stopped working since.

N.W.A. Reunites For First Live Performance In 26 Years

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment

Ice Cube promised an N.W.A. reunion and he delivered. On Saturday night in Los Angeles, N.W.A. members MC Ren and DJ Yella joined Ice Cube on st...

Ice Cube Is Reuniting N.W.A. For Their First Show In 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment

Get ready for some major hip-hop throwbacks this summer. Ahead of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," set to open in August, Ice Cu...