Public Enemy's Professor Griff delivers fiery speech in Minneapolis
Harry Colbert, Jr. Contributing Writer
They say people tend to mellow with age, but "they" must not have ever met Professor Griff.
At 54, Griff, the minister of information for the iconic hip-hop group, Public Enemy, is as passionate and outspoken as ever. Griff's passion and outspokenness was on display for more than two hours during a recent Thursday (June 10) conversation at Scratch Bar & Grill in downtown Minneapolis. Griff's appearance was facilitated by Nneka Morgan, investing professional and host of Financial Fitness on KMOJ, 89.9 FM.
Mother of Jordan Davis Reflects upon the Loss of Her Son
The "3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets" Interview with Kam Williams
Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis, the unarmed teenager gunned down at a Florida gas station for refusing to turn down the radio which was playing loud rap music. Although Jordan's murderer, Michael Dunn, has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the crime, Lucy has remained a very vocal advocate on behalf of all victims of such violence.
Walker announces upcoming 2015-2016 performing arts season
Harry Colbert, Jr.
The Walker Art Center recently announced its schedule for the upcoming performing arts season.
Eclectic may be the best word to describe the 25-show season, with performances ranging from the quirky to the sublime. The season includes an intriguing production in association with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.
Dope (R for profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and violence, all involving teens) Coming-of-age saga, set in the 'hood in L.A. Where a nerdy, high school senior (Shameik Moore) with a bright future jeopardizes his Ivy League dreams when he succumbs to the influence of some unsavory characters. Ensemble cast includes Zoe Kravitz, Rick Fox and Kimberly Elise.