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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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VIDEO: Gregory Porter — “Be Good (Lion’s Song)

If you don’t know Gregory Porter, you should get familiar with one of the brightest rising jazz voices on the scene.

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LISTENING POST: The Mighty Fine — “Mr. Drive By”

Some “sweaty rump shakin’ garage soul,” anyone?

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VIDEO: Tecla — “John [$$$] Dough”

New music from a former Boldaslove.us “Best Of” winner

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VIDEO: T.E.S. feat. Corey Glover — “The Economy $ux”

New music featuring Living Colour’s lead vocalist

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LISTENING POST: Spoek Mathambo — “Let Them Talk” ft Yolanda

The grindy guitars are the payoff

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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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