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Somali-American Community Worries HBO Show Will Promote Misrepresentation

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact

The pilot of a new HBO family drama about the Somali-American community in the Midwest wrapped filming in Minneapolis last week. But Somali-Americans ...

Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.

Lupita Nyong'o Reportedly Has A Secret Boyfriend

Posted 03.13.2014 | Celebrity

Even as dating rumors fly, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto have continued to hang out and look gorgeous together, but they are apparently just friends. ...

American Idle: Why We Don't Care About the Grammys

Stephan Said | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephan Said

Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.

5 Reasons Why You Should be Listening to International Hip-Hop

Christopher Emdin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Christopher Emdin

Despite what has become of hip-hop culture in the United States, my trip to South Africa reawakened my love for the music and the culture. That trip showed me that hip-hop's purity still exists.

In Conversation With Saul Williams

Che Kothari | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Che Kothari

Alright, so we know Saul is full of magic, but how do we go beyond the quotes and a performance (his performances are one of a kind experience and highly recommended) and get in conversation with Saul?

K'naan On 'Dumbing Down' His Lyrics And Making His Album 'Infinitely Cheaper'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

Somali rapper and singer K'naan may be his own worst critic: He took to the New York Times to pen an opinion piece examining his latest work -- and it...

Music Can Change the World

Brian Benton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Teen
Brian Benton

Political statements in music are at an all-time low. Artists like Lady Gaga and Robyn's promotion of equal rights is a start, but so much more can be done.

'State Of Grace' and 'With God On Our Side': Hot Water Music and K'NAAN Audio & Video Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In celebration of Record Store Day, Global MC singer, songwriter and activist K'NAAN, will be releasing a limited edition 7".

HuffPost Impact Spotify Playlist: Top Picks For Charitable Musicians

Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact

Check out the artists on Spotify who Impact deems most in tune with their causes. Whether its Bono's philanthropic efforts across the globe, Zooey ...

Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist, Part II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Chuck Berry, Al Green, Artie Shaw, Engelbert Humperdink, Arcade Fire, and more.

K'Naan Calls Out Mitt Romney | Posted 05.07.2012 | Celebrity

We never figured Mitt Romney for a hip-hop connoisseur, but we were still surprised by his incredibly idiotic decision to use K'Naan's 'Wavin' Flag' a...

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

I left Somalia as a child and returned as a celebrated artist. But it's truly bittersweet, as being celebrated by a famine-struck nation isn't quite the celebration I had dreamt of.

WATCH: Bono, Anderson Cooper, K'naan Call For Somalia Famine Solution

Posted 10.13.2011 | Impact

CNN's Anderson Cooper engaged Bono and Somali singer K'naan in a forthright and passionate conversation this past week about the need for aid in Somal...

Keane Takes the Night Train -- and Saves Indie Rock

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

When it comes to Keane, most music lovers have an opinion: detractors think they're too fey, fans think they're the next biggest band on earth.

My Life as an Artist: A Country Disguised as a Person

K'naan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though I grew up in Somalia, and art encapsulated the world as I knew it, I never aspired to be an artist. I hope that my music opens an eye or two to a great country of both immeasurable beauty and struggle.

This Week In Impact Blogs: Breast Cancer, Donors Choose, Education And More

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since the launch of HuffPost Impact last week, we've been fortunate enough to feature blog posts from a respected group of authors, actors, nonprofit ...

The Problem of Charity

K'naan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In our crooked humanity and its glory, I do think that certain selfishness is good selfishness. In fact, we can say it is necessary to be selfish in order to give.

Why We Don't Condemn Our Pirates

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Vazquez

If you don't believe in Karma, maybe you believe in recent history. Here is why we Somalis find ourselves slightly shy about condemning our pirates.

K'naan: Somali Hip Hop Star Raps About War Stories, Crisis At Home

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Timothy Cooper

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing gro...

4REAL Keeps it Real

Ashley Van Buren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Van Buren

The 4REAL team works hard at matching an artist with a country and community leader in the hopes of spurring a connection between the two parties.