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'Straight Outta Compton' Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie From African-American Director

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Straight Outta Compton has earned $200 million at the worldwide box office....

Former NWA Manager: I Want Hughes Brothers To Do Eazy-E Biopic

Vlad TV | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices

Legendary music manager Jerry Heller recently caught up with Prez and Mac Jay for an episode of the Murder Master Music Show, and he spoke about the ...

Dee Barnes Discusses ‘Traumatic’ Dr. Dre Assault In Exclusive Interview

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

It's been nearly 25 years since Dr. Dre assaulted journalist Dee Barnes at a Hollywood nightclub -- and just as long since the attack has been largely...

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.

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.

Just A Couple Of Muppets Singing N.W.A's 'Express Yourself'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy

In the mid-1970s, a hip-hop supergroup emerged from the Sesame Streets. They called themselves M.W.A. -- short for "Muppets Wit' Attitude." Led b...

There's A Mistake In 'Straight Outta Compton' You Probably Didn't Notice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

It won the box office last weekend, but N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" struck out in baseball cap authenticity. A scene features Eazy-E (played...

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise ...

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...

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...

11 Takeaways From the 1st GOP Debate

Sam Johnson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

11. "When you find mush, you push" is a belief shared by both Scott Walker and Vladimir Putin, but it's not nearly as grossly sexual as you're thinkin...

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Talks Honoring Eazy-E's Legacy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Eazy-E put West Coast gangsta rap on the map with N.W.A.'s unapologetically controversial album "Straight Outta Compton." Although he wasn't...

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Reveals He Was Once Stopped And Frisked

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

Decades after N.W.A. drew national attention for calling out police brutality, the battle against racially-charged police practices continue...

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...

Ice Cube On N.W.A's 'Reality Rap' And 'Straight Outta Compton' Movie

rollingstonelogo | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By KORY GROW "Compton hasn't changed," Ice Cube says of the L.A. suburb where he got his sta...