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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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VIDEO: Game Rebellion — “Rebel”

The Rebels are back. Don’t say they didn’t give you anything for the holidays.

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VIDEO: Tay Zonday — “Mama Economy (The Economy Explained)”

Finding it difficult to sort out economic truth from fiction? Let Tay Zonday explain it all.

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CNN’s “Black In America” Takes on Silicon Valley–November 13

Black entrepreneurs break into the Silicon Valley club

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UPCOMING: Rolex Arts Weekend Features Gilberto Gil, Tracy K. Smith + others

Established and emerging artists converge on the NY Public Library this weekend.

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Curtis Mayfield and the Black Rock Connection

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With only a few days to go before the BRC Orchestra spends two nights performing the Civil Rights songbook of Curtis Mayfield, Michael Gonzales reflects on the quiet musical giant. While Curtis Mayfield was always been considered one of the greatest soul voices to come out of Chicago, his guitar playing was often so understated [...]

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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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