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NYC: globalFEST 2012 — January 8

The 9th edition sees the festival redoubling its commitment to “find uncommonly good, often unheard sounds and bring them to the States.”

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Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Honors Gil Scott-Heron–1/14

Explore the range and power of the late poet, author, musician, composer, orator, social critic, activist, humorist and humanitarian.

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VIDEO: Idle Warship — “Laser Beams” + tour dates

Res and Talib Kweli give you a taste of their excellent album.

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EDITORIAL: Our N-Word Conundrum

As the Rihanna-Jackie Magazine incident shows, we can’t have it both ways with the N-word.

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LISTENING POST: Jean Grae — “U & Me & Everyone We Know”

New music from the great Ms. Jean Grae.

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LISTENING POST: J*Davey — “Turn The Lights Out”

Don’t be surprised if you start dancing around your computer: You’ve been warned.

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REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

A universal story of young woman gaining the confidence to declare her individuality.

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Consider the Festival For Year-End Charitable Giving

Still need to make some charitable donations to offset your taxable income this year? Consider donating to the Festival!

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REVIEW: Doomtree — “No Kings”

The Minnesota hip hop collective delivers a strong year-end album

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LISTENING POST: Honeychild Coleman — “Echelon” (Pariah soundtrack)

A lo-fi rocker from the soundtrack to Focus Features’ “Pariah”

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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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