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UPCOMING: Julie Dexter & Jeremy James (NYC) — March 8

Great vocals next week at Drom!

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BREAKING: “Born In Flames” Tour — Only NYC Date This Friday, March 2

NYC, here’s your chance to catch Tamar-Kali, Jean Grae and Invincible together on the same stage!

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LISTENING POST: Jaimz Deen — “This Pill”

Get familiar with the message-driven dark pop of Jaimz Deen

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LISTENING POST: Soul Rebels Brass Band — “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”

Spirited and piercing, this New Orleans outfit does the original proud

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VIDEO: Pharoahe Monch feat Jill Scott — “Still Standing”

New music from Pharoahe Monch. Visuals by Terence Nance.

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LISTENING POST: Santigold — “Disparate Youth”

A contemporary punk-reggae rebel song from Santi White

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SEE IT: “Question Bridge: Black Males” @ Brooklyn Museum

Representing and redefining the complexity of black male identity

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

A song for anyone who has found a home away from home.

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VIDEO: Gordon Voidwell — “XO Boyfriend”

A surprise homage to the late Whitney Houston

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VIDEO: Game Rebellion at the Brooklyn Museum

Game Rebellion provided a great start to February’s Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum.

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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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