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John Legend, Issa Rae, Talib Kweli and other stars are supporting a crowdfunding campaign to restore Nina Simone’s childhood home.

Talib Kweli shared his thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days in office. “The bar is set way lower for White people,” he tells TMZ.


Scores of protesters walked 6 miles to spread awareness about police misconduct and the negative impact it has on our nation.

Stephen A. Smith’s comments on the Black Lives Matter movement rattled many on Twitter, including hip-hop artists and activists Killer Mike and Talib Kweli.  The drama began Tuesday afternoon when the ESPN analyst critiqued activists for booing presidential candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders during Saturday’s Netroots Nation annual forum. Led by Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse […]


In an effort to provide economic support to activists on the front lines of protests against police violence in Ferguson, Mo., rapper Talib Kweli on Friday distributed over $100,000 in grant money to support protesters. RELATED: FBI Boss Calls For “Open and Honest Discussion” Between Blacks And Police “These are young men and women who have […]

Biz/Media, Entertainment

In this entertainment desert of decent, funny, and smart TV programming, there is a bright spot. Starting on MLK Day (ahem), comedian Larry Wilmore breaks the color line on late night TV (well, Arsenio kinda did that, but it’s been like 20 years since we cared) with his “Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy […]

Nation, NewsOne Now

Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the crisis in Ferguson. He also assessed the conditions on the ground and shared his views on what the next moves should be. Listen to their entire conversation below. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at […]

NewsOne Now

Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the crisis in Ferguson. He also assessed the conditions on the ground and shared his views on what the next moves should be. Nearly two weeks of unrest in Ferguson has put a spotlight on the town revealing many interesting and disturbing truths. Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” look […]

Biz/Media, Nation

  Rapper Talib Kweli has been marching among protesters in Ferguson, Mo. , so he had a few choice words for Don Lemon about his and his company’s “white supremacist” coverage. Read More: Don Lemon Alleges National Guard Member Used the ‘N-Word’, Seemingly Shocked It Happened ‘In 2014′ CNN Anchor Suggests Using Water Cannons On Ferguson’s Protesters […]

NewsOne Original, Politics

Calling youth involvement critical for any meaningful social change, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli (pictured center) became the latest celebrity to join the Dream Defenders, a group of activists conducting sit-ins protesting the state’s policies that both target and criminalize Black and Brown youth with the infamous Stand Your Ground laws. RELATED: Dream Defenders Score Victory: […]

The other day, rapper Talib Kweli (pictured) used Twitter to convey a sentiment many people have felt since talk of this mythical (read: nonexistent) land called “post-racial America” first surfaced in national media following the historic election of Barack Obama as president. I understand why people wanted to see his election as a manifestation of Mariah Carey’s “Hero,” […]

Today at 6pm at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (165 W. 65th St.) the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in conjunction with ImageNation will host the world premiere of the film “Black August: A Hip-Hop Documentary Concert,”directed by dream hampton. The night kicks off with a performance by Ghanian emcee Blitz the Ambassador and […]