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VIDEO: THEESatisfaction — “QueenS”

THEESatisfaction Band Photo

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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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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