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VIDEO: The Five One — "Closing Time"

The DMV quartet has some fun in Paris. We ain’t mad. Well, okay, a little.

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Next from France: Les Twins

Two French brothers remind us that hip hop is also about the joy of movement

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Michael Gonzales on Esperanza Spalding

For those who only became aware of the bassist when she won this year’s Best New Artist Grammy award.

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Fundraiser for Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets–3/27

One who has supported our community now needs our support.

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VIDEO: Getting to know Saidah Baba Talibah

She’s an artist you might be hearing more from in the very near future.

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VIDEO: Tamar-Kali feat. Jean Grae — "Pearl (J Mage remix)"

You know they had to do a remix, right?

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VIDEO: Honeychild Coleman — "Comin’ Thro’ The Rye"

A Brooklynite covers an Irish standard.

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SXSW Spotlight: The Born In Flames Tour

Check it: The all-female, hip hop meets rock tour previews in Austin.

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Boldaslove.us Recommended @ SXSW Music

Lots of good bands will be playing SXSW this year. Here are the members of the black rock and black alt fam who’ll be representing

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VIDEO: Leila Adu — "Fortuna"

Leila Adu’s haunting new song about love and loss.

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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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