Category Archives: Common

#Bars4Justice doc highlighting hiphop activism and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri gets US and Canada distribution on 2 year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death

Hip Hop Association and Third World Newsreel (TWN) have secured US and Canada distribution rights to Directors Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq’s Award winning (#Bars4Justice) documentary short – A Film shot in Ferguson Missouri capturing a glimpse into the new civil rights movement through hiphop with Talib Kweli, Common, Cornell West. Khaaliq shot the film in […]

The Oscars are wack and lacks diversity but that’s a good thing. Here is why.

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), lacks diversity and yes the #Oscarsarewack but that could be a good thing for Film makers, Actors, Actresses, Producers and Directors of Color. Here is why. People of Color make up 37% of the U.S population, but purchased 46% of movie […]

Filmmakers bring Ferguson to Phoenix’s Hip Hop community… Sheriff Arpaio not invited.

On October 1st, community leaders along with local and national Hip Hop artist will meet in Phoenix to discuss racial profiling, police brutality, SB1070 laws, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This will take place at a premier screening of a short film “#Bars4Justice” (view or download media kit) Presented by Nation19 and Directed by award winning filmmakers Hakeem Khaaliq […]

Common, Snoop Dogg, Jay Electronica, DJ Premier set to perform at the 9th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

Common, Snoop Dogg, Jay Electronica, DJ Premier set to perform at the 9th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

Surprisingly, this year the annual BET Hip Hop Awards has announced a list that will be quite interesting. According the CBS News and sources close to Nation19 Snoop Dogg will host the 9th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. BET will broadcast the ceremony on Tuesday, October 14th. This also marks the first National […]