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5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
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Watch Megan Thee Stallion, Public Enemy & Nas, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, More Perform At A Very Different BET Awards

The awards show is changing. When you can't put dozens of celebrities in the same room for a live telecast, things don't work the same anymore. They look especially different when it comes to the BET Awards. Last night, the cable network aired its annual awards show, which was nothing like last year's … More »
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BET Awards Put Black Lives at Center of Socially Distant Show

Beyoncé received a humanitarian award, and performances made explicit references to protests against racism and police brutality at the first major awards show of the Covid-19 era.
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BET Awards’ Best Moments: Lil Wayne Honors Kobe Bryant, Megan Thee Stallion Channels ‘Mad Max’

“Our Culture Can’t Be Canceled” was the theme of the night at the 2020 BET Awards, which saw a powerful opening performance by Public Enemy followed by host Amanda Seales’ monologue addressing the current state of the country and several over-the-top performances. From Lil Wayne’s Kobe Bryant tribute to Beyoncé’s humanitarian award speech, this year’s […]
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Public Enemy, Nas, YG, Questlove Kick off BET Awards With Fiery ‘Fight the Power’ (Watch)

The organizers of the 20th annual BET Awards know all too well that 2020 is both different from past years and, sadly, not different enough — and the show kicked off on Sunday night in fiery fashion with a song that sums up both 31 years ago and now: an incendiary new version of Public […]
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Public Enemy releases new anti-Trump protest video

Public Enemy has released a new track and video, "State of the Union (STFU)." Produced by legendary DJ Premier, the track is described in the press release as “a fiery return to the frontlines as they take on Donald Trump and his fascist regime.” The press released included the lyric sheet for the track. Image: YouTube screengra
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New Public Enemy: State Of The Union (STFU)

Video: Public Enemy -- “State Of The Union (STFU)” Directed by David C. Snyder. From the forthcoming Nothing Is Quick in the Desert. Single out now. Happy Juneteenth. And what better way to celebrate than a new Public Enemy song? Chuck and Flav, back together again, express their dissatisfaction with our orange fuhrer. Vote this … Continue reading New Public Enemy: State Of The Union (STFU) → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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Juneteenth Listening: Anderson. Paak, Teyana Taylor, Public Enemy, John Legend and More

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States — June 19, the day in 1865 when Texas was the final Confederate state to be notified of the Union victory and, thus, the freeing of all slaves in the U.S. To state what is probably obvious, for many Black Americans, the day holds much […]
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Public Enemy – “State Of The Union (STFU)” (Prod. DJ Premier)

The last time we heard from righteous rap legends Public Enemy, things were not so righteous. Back in April, the group announced that their noisy split from longtime hypeman Flavor Flav was a hoax, and that it was all staged to promote the new album from Public Enemy offshoot Public Enemy … More »
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When Punk & Reggae Fans Launched the “Rock Against Racism” Movement and Pushed Back Against Britain’s Racist Right (1976)

The UK of the late-70s was, in many unfortunate respects, like the UK (and US) of today, with far-right attacks against West Indian and Asian immigrants becoming routine, along with increased aggression from the police. Enoch Powell’s inflammatory 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech (denounced in the papers as a naked “appeal to racial hatred) energized the far-right National Front. Nazi punks and skinheads began violent campaigns in the mid-70s. A very hot summer in 1976 saw a riot at the Not...
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Why the death of George Floyd has resonated throughout the NBA

Legions of fans have been waiting for months to see NBA players gather again in the same building — but not like this. The scene at Minneapolis City Hall was grim and somber, as Stephen Jackson — flanked by Karl-Anthony Towns, Gary Trent Jr. and Josh Okogie among others — spoke passionately and painfully about George Floyd, the man he called “my twin” for their close physical resemblance. Floyd’s death is now famous nationwide after a video was released showing his arrest: While Minneapolis poli...
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Open Culture has a new directory of the "Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind"

Open Culture has a page with capsule reviews of The 135 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind. The list includes "great podcasts on art, music, history, philosophy, plus captivating true and imagined stories." Some are familiar to me and I already subscribe to them. Here a few that are new to me that I just subscribed to: Last Seen - Apple - Spotify - Google - Web Site - RSS -  It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Ga...
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The Charm of a Gangster: 10 Notes on Public Enemies (2009)

When it came to Public Enemies disappointing critics, perhaps the major problem was the lack of character development which can leave the film feeling, in David Denby's words, "emotionally neutered":"In Bonnie and Clyde, we were clearly meant to warm up to the outlaws—not just to the two lovers but to the entire group, who became an extended, quarrelling family, and also folk heroes, in a Depression-era country both bored and broke. But Dillinger’s popularity is only hinted at in a couple of sc...
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The Charm of a Gangster: 10 Notes on Public Enemies (2009)

When it came to Public Enemies disappointing critics, perhaps the major problem was the lack of character development which can leave the film feeling, in David Denby's words, "emotionally neutered":"In Bonnie and Clyde, we were clearly meant to warm up to the outlaws—not just to the two lovers but to the entire group, who became an extended, quarrelling family, and also folk heroes, in a Depression-era country both bored and broke. But Dillinger’s popularity is only hinted at in a couple of sc...
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Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Dropped 30 Years Ago

Public Enemy is known as one of the greatest and most controversial groups ever in hip hop. Recently, we thought they split after 30+ years, but it turned out to be a hoax. 30 years aog today, Public released their third album, Fear of a Black Planet. Fear of a Black Planet was the follow-up to It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is viewed by many as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Fear of a Black Planet is a dope follow-up and t...
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Chuck D says Flavor Flav firing was a stunt

Chuck D made headlines when he fired Flavor Flav from Public Enemy and now he says it was all to get people's attention.
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Chuck D says Flavor Flav firing was a stunt, but Flav disagrees

Chuck D made headlines when he fired Flavor Flav from Public Enemy and now he says it was all to get people's attention.
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Chuck D says Public Enemy split from Flavor Flav was an April Fools' joke to promote new album

After an apparent feud with Public Enemy bandmate Flavor Flav last month, Chuck D says the fallout was to get attention ahead of a new album release.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chuck D Says Public Enemy’s Split From Flavor Flav Was A Hoax To Promote New Album

It feels like ancient history now, but one month ago, there was a whole saga about the legendary rap group Public Enemy parting ways with longtime court jester and hypeman Flavor Flav. Public Enemy Radio -- a side-project group that basically featured all of Public Enemy except for Flavor Flav -- were announced … More »
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Flavor Flav Clarifies That He Has Nothing Against Bernie — And “Fuck Trump!”

Last week, Bernie Sanders announced a Los Angeles rally with a performance from Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new Public Enemy offshoot. Flavor Flav, Public Enemy's longtime hypeman, publicly and legally objected to the perceived idea that he would be involved, accusing Sanders of using his likeness to falsely market the … More »
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Flavor Flav says Public Enemy feud has nothing to do with Bernie: 'I wish him luck'

Rapper tells the Guardian his issue is with Chuck D, not Sanders – and any rumor he backs Trump is untrueFlavor Flav is still fighting the power. That includes the commander-in-chief.But he wants to set the record straight on a recent dust-up over a performance at a Bernie Sanders rally that got him removed from Public Enemy, the group he helped form. It’s Chuck D, co-founder and core member of the rap group, who Flav has problems with. Not Bernie Sanders. Continue reading...
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Bernie Bands: In Combining Rallies and Rock Shows, Sanders Has No Competition

Never mind the so-called “Bernie bro” phenomenon: Bernie Bands are one factor that distinguishes Bernie Sanders from the competition, with the other Democratic candidates getting not even a fraction of the support the 78-year-old senator from Vermont has picked up from name musicians. This year, as with his first presidential campaign in 2016, Sanders has transformed […]
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Public Enemy say Flavor Flav was not fired over politics

The hip-hop group issue a statement saying Flavor Flav had been “on suspension” since 2016.
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Public Enemy fires Flavor Flav after dispute over Bernie Sanders rally

The iconic rap group Public Enemy had an internal struggle over the weekend that ended with founding member Flavor Fav being fired.
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Public Enemy Says Flavor Flav Was Not Fired Over Politics, Has Been “On Suspension Since 2016”

There was bound to be some big political drama this week, but a less-expected subplot turns out to be the breakdown of Public Enemy. Last week, it was announced that Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new offshoot of Public Enemy, would perform at Bernie Sanders' rally in LA on this past Sunday. This … More »
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Public Enemy Say Flavor Flav Was Not Fired Over Politics, Has Been “On Suspension Since 2016”

There was bound to be some big political drama this week, but a less-expected subplot turns out to be the breakdown of Public Enemy. Last week, it was announced that Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new offshoot of Public Enemy, would perform at Bernie Sanders' rally in LA on this past Sunday. This … More »
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"Public Enemy have fired founder member Flavor Flav following a dispute over the group performing at a Bernie Sanders rally..."

"... bringing to an end one of the most colourful partnerships in rap history. A statement said the group would be 'moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.'... [L]awyers for Flavor Flav said the rapper 'has not endorsed any political candidate in this election cycle,' adding that Sanders was not authorised to use the group’s image without Flav’s permission: 'While Chuck is certainly free to express his political view as he sees fit – his voice...
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Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute

Public Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav following a public spat over the rap group's plan to perform at a Bernie Sanders campaign event.
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Public Enemy Splits With Flavor Flav After Sanders Rally Dispute

Flavor Flav sent a cease-and-desist letter to Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign objecting to the use of his image to promote a rally in Los Angeles.
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Public Enemy Fire Flavor Flav Following Bernie Sanders Dispute

We knew that the 2020 election would be divisive. We did not know that it would lead to a division within one of America's most iconic rap groups, but that has happened. Last week, Bernie Sanders announced a Los Angeles rally that would include a performance from Public Enemy. But it wasn't really … More »
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