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NYC: Meklit Hadero with Joy Ike — 3/21

@meklitmusic and @joyike bring their music to NYC

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SEE IT: Quiara Hudes’ “The Happiest Song Plays Last” thru 3/23!

@2stnyc presents a powerful and moving story contextualized by Latin culture.

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Creole Cowboys: Horses, Zydeco & Trail-Riding Culture

@nowness highlights, Louisiana’s modern-day Zydeco #TrailRiding culture

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And The Winners Are. . .

Guess who’s gonna turn up with St. Victor and Water Seed?

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SEE IT: Hassan Hajjaj’s “Kesh Angels” thru March 8

African post-modernism questions and reshapes how the world sees the continent and how Africans see themselves.

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LISTEN: Yasiin Gaye — “Inner City Travellin’ Man (Soul Mates Remix)”

Bey (not Knowles-Carter) and Gaye. What could be better?

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Sandra St. Victor w/ guests Water Seed — February 12

@sandrastvictor & @waterseed take over NYC’s SOBs.

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SUPPORT IT: Tamar-Kali’s Tour & Live EP Pledge Drive

@tamar_kali needs our support to make an East Coast tour happen. Let’s go!

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013

There’s so much being said in the wake of this great man’s passing. Here’s one curated list.

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The #NewBlackImagination At Target First Saturdays — December 7

You’ll find plenty of examples of the the #NewBlackImagination at the @BrooklynMuseum on Saturday

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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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