Public Enemy's Chuck D to speak during Black History Month at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Chuck D, leader and founder of the rap group Public Enemy, will speak on Monday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center.  The lecture, entitled "Fight the Power: Chuck D on Rap, Race and Reality," is free and open to the public.

Chuck D, a former radio disc jockey from Long Island, has produced three multi-platinum albums, three gold albums and four gold singles.  He also negotiated a prototype label, Slam Jamz, with Sony Music, created Rapp Style, a clothing line and began development of Rapp Station – Hip Hop Nation, a multimedia Web site.

In addition, he provides commentary on the Fox News Channel and is involved with various national organizations, community groups and public services campaigns, including MTV's "Rock the Vote," the National Urban League, the Campaign for National Peace and Partnership for a Drug Free America. He is the author of Fight the Power: Chuck D on Rap, Race and Reality (Dell Publishing, 1997).

The lecture is sponsored by a number of organizations at Holy Cross including the Black Student Union and the Campus Activities Board.