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What is Black rock?

I’ll start by saying that it’s more than simply rock played by black people, though that’s part of it.  Referencing Living Colour gets people in the zone, but doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. As it was used when I was involved with the Black Rock Coalition (BRC)—and I’m sure is still used by the […]

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Can Black Rock Save Black Culture?

I originally posted the following on MarketingPopCulture.com in October, 2006.  Comments have not been brought over. Vernon Reid, originally uploaded by fstop45. In order for the vast majority of black youth to envision better lives for themselves, we need to bring musicality back into their lives.  By this I mean, get them playing instruments.  Since […]

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NY Times notes the "Blipster's" rise

In case any of you missed the New York Times’ piece on Black rock (which ran on Sunday, January 28, 2007), I wrote a post about it at here.

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The first question is, as ever, the most important: What am I doing here? I’m here because I have a long history in what can be called “alternative Black music.”  Since my days as PR guy for Kelvyn Bell and his band Kelvynator, my stint as PR director for the Black Rock Coalition, to my […]

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