Assata’s Daughters

Assata’s Daughters is a grassroots collective of radical black feminist organizers based in Chicago who love, support and unite upon respect and power. They help connect members and others to the Black Lives Matter movement, supporting its presence and participation in rallies, marches, panels and more. They strive to create space for dialogue and affirmation of […]

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Rakim

In 1986, Rakim teamed up with producer DJ Eric B to form one of hip-hop’s most influential and groundbreaking duo’s—Eric B & Rakim. The duo’s first single, “Eric B. Is President” was a smash success and their debut album, Paid In Full, released in 1987, shook up the hip-hop world. 
Rakim pioneered a lyrical technique called internal rhyming. Already […]

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Brother Ali

Brother Ali is a highly respected artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis, MN. His decade long resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with Iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces […]

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Yuna

Born and raised in Malaysia, Yuna has risen to international stardom with her unique blend of pop, acoustic folk and soulful R&B. She has worked with Grammy award-winner Pharrell Williams, renowned songwriter Chris Braide, and her music has been included in DreamWorks and Disney-produced films. Yuna recently released her third studio album, Chapters, and a smash […]

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Ms. Ilyasah Al-Shabazz

Ms. Ilyasah al Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and author of award winning books. She promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations.

Ilyasah has retraced her father’s […]

Maimouna Youssef

Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef is a Grammy-nominated singer, emcee, songwriter and poet. She is featured on the Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right”, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song. She has worked with artists like Angelique Kidjo, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Dead Prez, Wilco, Zap Mama, Cody Chestnut, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib […]

Father Michael Pfleger

Fr. Michael Pfleger was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 14, 1975. In 1981, at the age of 31, he became the youngest full pastor in the diocese when he was appointed Pastor of Saint Sabina Church.
For decades, Fr. Pfleger has lived and ministered in the African-American community on both the […]

The Reminders

The Reminders seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics […]