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LISTENING POST: Gary Clark, Jr. — “Bright Lights”

If you don’t already know Gary Clark, Jr., he’ll be burned into your memory with this song.

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VIDEO: Thaddeus Clark — “Downtown/Connect”

Capturing that downtown, late night NYC vibe

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LISTENING POST: D’Angelo @ Bonnaroo (full set)

Check it! 90-minutes of D’Angelo jammin’ with ?estlove and a killer 9-piece band

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LISTENING POST: Mingus Murray — “Blue Dress”

New music from the up-and-coming Mingus Murray

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PHOTOS: Nona Hendryx at CATM Chelsea — June 5

Nona Hendryx busts out the Audio Tutu for her art opening. And we’ve got pics!

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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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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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