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TOUR DATES: The Mighty Fine with Mick Collins in London

Brooklyn’s The Mighty Fine hit London, with none other than Mick Collins (The Dirtbombs) in tow! You ready?

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UPCOMING: The Black Rock Coalition Salutes Don Cornelius & Soul Train — May 26

A tribute to the great Don Cornelius and his cultural legacy, Soul Train

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TWO SHOWS LEFT: Kamara Thomas & The Ghost Gamblers @ Living Room

Earl Greyhound’s Kamara Thomas takes her chances with The Ghost Gamblers

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UPCOMING: Burnt Sugar takes on the Steely Dan songbook — May 24

Burnt Sugar, Vernon Reid take on Steely Dan.

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UPCOMING: California King + The Liza Colby Sound — May 25

A guitar-driven throwdown happens in Brooklyn

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UPCOMING: AFROPUNK Pictures presents “The Triptych” — May 24

Afropunk and Weeksville Heritage Center launch a doc series that highlights exceptional visual art talent.

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UPCOMING: Jean Grae @ Drom — May 24

Jean Grae’s first NYC show in over a year. Details here.

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LISTENING POST: Imani Uzuri — “Dream Child”

“. . all who wander are not lost.”

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GET IT–Fela: Live In Detroit 1986

The first new Fela Kuti material to be issued since his ’92 studio album, Underground System

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Not “Gay Marriage,” But Marriage Equality

Marriage equality for all

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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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