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Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

With his new solo digital album, The Black in Man, he continues to confront the conflicts and frustrations so many in this country face.

Rap Was Bloated With Champagne

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

We have seen the decline of the record industry splinter off and find a begrudging acceptance of the same technology, which caused its monolithic empire to crumble. This has empowered the listener and given us unimaginable economic choices within the previous music industry paradigm.

On the "A" w/ Souleo: Songs for a Healthier America Album Uses Hip-Hop to Fight Childhood Obesity

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The piercing cheers of over 500 NYC school kids trumpeted the kickoff of the free album, Songs for a Healthier America, a which features health-conscious songs by Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, Ariana Grande and more.

Chuck D of Public Enemy to Receive Paul Robeson 'Here I Stand' Award in D.C. This Saturday Sept 7

Head-Roc | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Head-Roc

Chuck D! Public Enemy!! Possibly, no -- definitely the most culturally influential Hip-Hop group of all time! For his role as lead MC in Public Enemy, Chuck D is the pure definition of an artist activist.

Public Enemy Takes Philadelphia Back

Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment

Public Enemy played a highly anticipated set at Jay Z's Made in America Festival on Saturday, bringing their brand of oldschool hip hop and political ...

Flavor Flav Rips Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj

Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Flavor Flav has long established himself as a rapper, reality-TV star and restaurateur, but now he's taken it upon himself to be a music critic, too. ...

Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices

While his Public Enemy cohort, Flavor Flav is currently embroiled in legal drama, Chuck D (born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) is set to ahcieve another p...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Hip-Hop Belongs In The Rock Hall

Rolling Stone | Andy Greene | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. Next April, Public Enemy will become the fourth hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock ...

The School Of Rhyme: The Most Educated Rappers

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

It's easy to write off today's rappers as nothing more than self-taught entrepreneurs and moguls whose strongest skill is their ability to spit clever...

WATCH: 'We Are In A Golden Age Of Comedy'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Comedy

The second episode of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" featured Rachel Maddow, a fellow liberal and Bay Area native of Bell. Almost as soon as ...

Hip Hop Pioneers Public Enemy Headline Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

With two albums set for this year and a major tour, Public Enemy is set to headline Detroit's annual Movement Electronic Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza.

WATCH: Public Enemy Brings Block-Rocking Beats To Skid Row

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles

As home to the largest homeless population in the country, Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles really is the most appropriate venue for hip-hop artists t...

Chuck D & L.A. Rappers Show Skid Row Love

Voto Latino | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

I have to give props to Cali's newest resident, Chuck D, who led the movement of politically-charged hip-hop in the 80s as front man of, and continues to fight the power today

16 Celebrity Conspiracy Theories

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 10.31.2011 | Weird News

Celebrities read the news just like the rest of us. And, just like many of us, they have some pretty wack theories about hidden scandals and allege...

Money Is a Concept: Pain, Hip-Hop, and Economic Soul-Sickness

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These are disastrous times for millions of people, and our zero-sum money system can only enrich the few by bringing pain to the many. Can we build an economic policy out of our shared crisis and find a common purpose in its solution?

So Just Where Are The Women In Hip-Hop? My Mic Sounds Nice Review

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Alexander

What's an art form without women's voices? That's a question that kept popping in my mind as I sat mesmerized in a screening of BET's first-ever origi...

"By the Time I Get to Arizona" -- This Discrimination Must Stop

Chuck D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck D

The Arizona immigration bill -- which Governor Jan Brewer has decided to sign into law -- is racist, deceitful, and reflects some of the most mean-spirited politics against immigrants that the country has ever seen.

The Tech Industry: Revenge of the Nerds?

Chuck D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chuck D

Let's press pause a minute and take look at the elephant in the room about today's pop-tech situation as it pertains both to diverse users of digital tech and digital entrepreneurs of color.