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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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VIDEO: Yinka Oyewole — “(Sometimes These South London Streets Remind Me Of) Brooklyn”

The video treatment for this Londoner’s ode to BK

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GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

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LISTENING POST: Death — “Relief”

New music from Death, as well as screening info on the Death documentary

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VIDEO: Maya Azucena — “The Half”

This new video captures the dynamism of Maya Azucena’s live shows. Check it!

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UPCOMING: Omar, Taylor McFerrin at Weeksville — June 2

Weeksville Heritage Center kicks off its summer music program.

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Godspeed: Black Sci-Fi On The Horizon

Using identity to explore what extraterrestrial contact might be like

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UPCOMING: 3 Nights of Tamar-Kali at HarlemStage–June 7-9

Tamar-Kali. 3 Nights. 3 different shows. All kinds of awesome!

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ABOUT TOWN: Afropunk’s “Triptych” Premiere — May 24, 2012

Afropunk unveils inspiring looks into the lives of three dynamic visual artists

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LISTENING POST: Gordon Chambers — “Lead Me (The Ocean)”

Music from prolific songwriter, singer and producer Gordon Chambers

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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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