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REVIEW: Wangechi Mutu’s “Fantastic Journey”

A look at @wangechimutu’s complex and exhilarating survey.

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On Christian Scott: The Power To Turn Melancholy Inside Out

@kiiniibura shares her impression of @cscottjazz’s summer performance at @weeksville

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On The Structure of Brightmoments

This month, we launch a regular column by Harmony Holiday, who’ll share her thoughts on a selected recording from the Afrosonics archive. First up: how an unforgettable sample led her to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s poetic musings — and the joyful discovery that jazz and poetry could be “one gallant being.”

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REVIEW: Beauty, Sex, and Strangeness: Kiini Ibura Salaam’s “Ancient, Ancient”

@kiiniIbura’s “fierce, challenging” first book-length collection

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Snatching Back Joy

How a Hawaiian-theme dinner with her ailing mom and growing daughter taught Karen M. Thomas to laugh again

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The Q&A: Filmmaker Terence Nance

We chat with @ofherbeauty director @terencenance on filmmaking sourced in prose, working with Jay-Z and his future children’s names.

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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

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Who Is The Bad Guy? Race, Class, Gender and Occupy Wall Street

One actress’s experience using street theater in support of the Occupy movement

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"Precious" Manipulation

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  It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, if you’re African American, you’ve probably been around or involved with at least one conversation–and maybe heated–about Lee Daniels’ film, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  Our house has been no different.  So, to all the POVs out there, I offer this from my [...]

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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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