Chuck D wants the music industry to just say no to the n-word


Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is challenging those involved in the music industry to stop using the “n-word.” In a set of tweets, the rapper called upon radio stations, record labels, and artists to stop using the derogatory term.

Chuck D. went as far as asking if performances featuring homophobic or anti-Semitic slurs were accepted at concert festivals as easily accepted as those that feature the “n-word.”

Video: Mother of slain child uses music, social media to spread message of peace, find son’s killer



Lazarus Jones was gunned down at age 13 in 2007. His mother Pamela Hester-Jones has started the Lazarus Jones Save Our Children Campaign in hopes of saving a life or two.

The campaign provides support for parents, relatives and community members who have lost a loved one due to gun violence through counseling and networking.

Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single


Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single.

The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of the image.

A fire storm erupted after the cover went viral, and Minaj took to Instagram to apologize for her choice.