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UPCOMING: Maya Azucena @ S.O.B.’s — May 2

More talent on display

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VIDEO: THEESatisfaction — “QueenS”

Evoking equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.

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UPCOMING: CopperWire’s Ethiopian American Hip Hop @ Drom — 4/27

The Ethiopian-American hip hop space opera touches down

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OPENING TONIGHT (LA): Mickalene Thomas @ SMMoA

A major exhibition opens for this Brooklyn-based multi-media artist. Through August 19.

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LISTENING POST: Hot Heavy & Bad — “Everything (Black Spaniard)”

Confounding expectations in her own joi-licious way.

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THIS WEEK: The “Ideas Are Worthless” Tech Conference — April 11

A new conference aims to build an ecosystem for black tech entrepreneurs

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NYC: Avery*Sunshine in Concert–April 12

Her first NYC show since the fall. Be there!

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VIDEO: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)/ Dead Prez/Mikeflo — Behind The Scenes: Trayvon Martin Tribute Video

Another musical response to #TrayvonMartin’s murder

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NEWS: Santigold US Tour Starts April 30

Check out the US dates and Santi’s official first video.

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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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