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

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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

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

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EDITORIAL: Our N-Word Conundrum

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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”

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New music from the great Ms. Jean Grae.

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

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Don’t be surprised if you start dancing around your computer: You’ve been warned. p5rn7vb

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REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

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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

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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”

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

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

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

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VIDEO: Spoek Mathambo — “Control”

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How about some afro-gothic-futurism? Spoek gives it to you hard.

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