2014 Tribeca Film Festival – Our Best Picks

@SpikeLee’s ‘Manos Sucias’, @Nas in ‘Time Is Illmatic’, and Below Dreams premiere at TFF 2014

Q&A: Chris Abani On The Search For Better Questions

@chrisabani on, among other things, defining the sublime

Yes! No!! Why?!? – Film Trailers in Review: I’m Out For Black Presidents to Represent Me

Are these the Black Presidents we want repping us in cinema?

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UPCOMING: Sundays At. . .The Sackett–April 27

We celebrate poetry with @ladiggareport, Harmony Holiday & Ed Toney!

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Tribeca Film Festival ‘14 reviews: TIME IS ILLMATIC, FIVE STAR, TRUE SON

@Nas doc #TimeIsIllmatic; amazing @TrueSonDoc feat. ‪@MichaelDTubbs; & @FiveStarMov all shine at TFF ‘14

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@Pharrell’s “New Black” Ain’t The New Black Imagination

Contrasting the artist’s “new black” with the New Black Imagination.

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New Doc ‘Vanishing Pearls’ Tells Untold Story of Black Life in the Gulf Coast

@VanishingPearls makes its theatrical premiere this week via @AFFRM

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LISTEN: Meshell Ndegeocello–”Conviction” + Tour Dates

@officialMeshell begins the countdown to her 11th album!

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LISTENING POST: Sabatta — “No Permission”

@mryinkaoyewole returns with a new incarnation of Sabatta AND new music!

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UPCOMING: Sundays @. . .The Sackett — March 30

At @TheSackett, two writers join us and show that the personal and the political are inseparable.

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New: Jose James’ “While You Were Sleeping” Drops June 10

@josejamesmusic hits the road to preview his new album!

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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