Context is everything

T o help you get oriented, here are some key posts

  1. Start from the beginning. . . Or, the why-are-we-here post.
  2. What is black rock? Towards a broader, non-musical definition.
  3. Can black rock save black culture? I believe the answer is yes, and here’s why.
  4. Do we have to call it “black” rock? That, of course, will depend on whether or not you see “black” as limiting.
  5. Barack Obama is black rock. An obvious icon for this movement.

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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