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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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VIDEO: Spoek Mathambo — “Control”

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

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LISTENING POST: Frank Ocean — “Swim Good”

A peek at what the Odd Future singer was doing before he fell into Jay and Kanye’s court.

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Why Is The N.Y.P.D. After Me?

A 23-year-old New Yorker talks about having been stopped and frisked by NYPD at least five times.

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The Siwe Project’s Global Black Mental Health Initiative

A new effort to erase the stigma of mental illness within our community.

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The Rise of the New Confederacy: How America-Hating Right-Wingers Took Over The GOP

Those on the extreme right are different. Here’s how and why.

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Christian Wikane’s 10 Reasons Donna Summer Belongs In the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

10 reasons NOT including Donna Summer is a HUGE oversight.

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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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