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Black Films At Sundance 2012

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Meet five filmmakers who’ll be showing work in this year’s Sundance Film Festival

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Help Stop SOPA and PIPA

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Two dangerous pieces of legislation are making their way through Congress. Here’s what you need to know.

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Cool Project: The Hip-Hop Word Count

Visualizing hip hop’s cultural and linguistic migration

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VIDEO: Baratunde Thurston — “How To Be Black” (trailer)

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Don’t be a racist: Buy this book.

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NEWS: Carolina Chocolate Drops new album + tour dates

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Flemons, Giddens and Jenkins return to keep traditional African-American string band music alive and well

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VIDEO: Alice Smith — “Fool For You” (Cee-Lo Green cover)

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p5rn7vb Alice Smith’s voice. Yeah, pure awesome.

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VIDEO: BelO – “Pap Negosye”

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BélO keeps the socially conscious spirit of reggae alive, mixing it with the vibrant sounds of his native Pétion-Ville, Haiti’s music central.

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VIDEO: Mayra Andrade — “Lua”

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The Cape Verdean singer brings her trio to the globalFEST 2012 stage

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VIDEO: SMOD — “Les Dirigeants Africains”

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The son of Malian pop duo Amadou & Miriam helps push that country’s music in a new direction

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NYC: globalFEST 2012 — January 8

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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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