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The Problem With Toms Shoes

The problem isn’t shoelessness, it’s poverty.

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Living Colour, 24-7 Spyz Lead BRC’s Million Man Mosh–January 4, 2012

Iconic musicians come together to address inequity in our criminal justice system. Be there!

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VIDEO: Nneka — “My Home”

Nigerian songwriter Nneka readies her follow-up to “Concrete Jungle”. Check the first single!

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VIDEO: The Thirst — “Set It Alight”

Some call The Thirst the best live band in London. And they might be right. Check out the new video.

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VIDEO: Just A Band — “Huff + Puff”

The new video for one of our favorite songs

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REVIEW: Alrick Brown’s “Kinyarwanda”

A beautifully realized film brings out the humanity in both the heroes and the villains of the Rwandan genocide.

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The Grammys Nix The Urban/Alternative Category

Black alt artists are now completely shut out of “music’s biggest night”.

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VIDEO: Maya Azucena — “Cry Love”

Check out the video for the title track from Maya’s superb new album!

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Drake, Childish Gambino, and the Specter of Black Authenticity

Michael P. Jeffries on rappers advancing the black identity question, but not.

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Worth Seeing: Rashaad Newsome’s 21st Century Heraldry

Even though his NYC gallery exhibit closes this week, Rashaad Newsome is a name you’ll want to remember.

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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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