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Drake, Childish Gambino, and the Specter of Black Authenticity

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

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Worth Seeing: Rashaad Newsome’s 21st Century Heraldry

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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”

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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)”

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m4s0n501 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

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Black entrepreneurs break into the Silicon Valley club

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

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

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Curtis Mayfield and the Black Rock Connection

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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Alice Smith in NYC and Philly

Multi-genre songstress Alice Smith will be in residence at Joe’s Pub for three nights this January. She will also be in Philadelphia for one night at the Tin Angel.  She will be previewing songs from her new album and, hopefully, her acclaimed album “For Lovers, Dreamers and Me”.  Fri, 01/08/2010     Joe’s Pub – New […]

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