Public Enemy’s Chuck D has said that fighting systemic racism “is a long hike and you got to continually go at it”.
Robert and Lyric Hood will release a new split EP on M-Plant on 14th August.
With one track from Floorplan (Robert and daughter Lyric together) and one solo cut from Robert, the EP finds the pair utilising typically rousing techno and house forms to propel the voices of Black civil rights activists, Tamika Mallory and Dick Gregory.
Digga D has released a statement telling fans that police have stopped him speaking about Black Lives Matter.
The UK drill MC, who is currently on probation, posted a picture on Twitter yesterday (14th) explaining that police have advised that he can't speak about the BLM movement because it promotes violence.
"I can't speak about BLM anymore because apparently it's promoting violence," the MC wrote. "Police and probation had a problem with me taking a picture holding a sign saying Black Lives Matter."
Netflix has launched a Black Lives Matter category on the streaming site.
The digital giant has put together a 45-strong collection of documentaries, films and tv shows into the new Black Lives Matter genre, a "carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America."
Alongside music documentaries Who Killed Jam Master Jay?, and activist and rapper Killer Mike’s series, Trigger Warning, the genre also features the powerful documentary, When They See Us, and Beyoncé's Homecoming.
Moodymann was reportedly arrested at gunpoint today (16th January) while on his own property.
The legendary Detroit DJ/producer – real name Kenny Dixon Jr – shared a since-deleted video to his Instagram in which he described a situation where armed police surrounded him in his backyard demanding proof of ownership. Despite his being in possession of his keys for the house, police reportedly charged him with breaking and entering.