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NEWS: 8th Afropunk Festival Lineup Announced!

Get ready! Afropunk is fielding a great lineup for this year’s fest!

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REDUX: Our N-Word Conundrum

More writers are falling in line with our position on the N-Word

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Meet the new US Poet Laureate: Natasha Tretheway

Shouting out our new US Poet Laureate

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VIDEO: Hank Willis Thomas on The Role Of The Artist

The artists offers a reminder of the value of the freedom to think and ponder

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LISTENING POST: MuthaWit — “Celine In America”

We can only hope for rockets that are so. Damn. Sexy.

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

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

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LISTENING POST: Kokayi/CZRS — “Leave Me Alone”

Another one to file under the “good people with real talent” category

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REVIEW: Imani Uzuri @ Joe’s Pub–June 1, 2012

The future is so very bright for Imani Uzuri, as was clear at her album release party

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VIDEO: The NSFW Flaming Lips/Erykah Badu video — “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”

Uh, did we mention this is NSFW?

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ABOUT TOWN: Jean Grae @ Drom NYC — May 24, 2012

Jean Grae returns to the NYC stage for the first time in over a year. Yes, a new album will be here soon!

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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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