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Naming Is Framing

When I was running PR for the BRC, I can’t remember “nigger” or its variations being used between Black folks in the scene.  Maybe it was a strong sense of community.  Perhaps it was gratitude for tha...
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links for 2007-03-08

Hendrix Family Sues Over Vodka Marketing Soemthing to keep an eye on (tags: Jimi+Hendrix) Epic To Release Sly & The Family Stone's Original Studio Albums In Limited Quantities April 10 - Starpulse News Blog...
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links for 2007-03-02

'We are not members of a tribe. We are not linked by blood or soil. We are citizens of an idea.' (Blipster.info) This is what I love: "We are citizens of an idea."  Great. (tags: identity) ...
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links for 2007-02-28

The Afrofuture of Rock by Kandia Crazy Horse Kandia's review of the final BRC show at BAM (tags: bands Black+Rock+Coalition) ...
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Breaking the Frame

You're either in... or out! Originally uploaded by Cordeiro. The way we frame Black rock is critical.  In an effort to prove it’s different from what’s available to the masses, Black rock has fallen int...
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Did you hear?

After receiving their Grammy, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith shouted: “You kids need to start some rock bands.  We need more rock bands!” “You kids” includes black boys and girls.  Let's as...
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Testing the Waters

An article in today’s LA Times explores how the production team behind the soundtrack to Dreamgirls had to ensure that the music appealed to young fans while not alienating longtime fans of the musical.  C...
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Barack Obama is Black rock

The system break man, child, and women into figuresTwo columns for who is, and who ain't niggaz                --Mos Def, “Mathematics” from Black on Both Si...