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The Importance of Hope

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It’s what makes us push for a better future.

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What’s Race Got To Do With It?

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The antidote to the country’s first black president

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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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m4s0n501 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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