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VIDEO: Spoek Mathambo — “Father Creeper” (album trailer)

A little behind-the-scenes of “Father Creeper”

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Goodbye, Whitney

A great voice takes leave of us.

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Viola Davis’s LA Times Magazine Photo Spread

Just beautiful.

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Apply Now for Creative Capital Grants–March 1 Deadline!

Creative Capital offers more than just money to support the arts. Find out how here.

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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

Expanding Afrofuturism and illuminating the career of a master painter and muralist

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Don Cornelius (1936-2012)

We bid farewell to the one and only Don Cornelius.

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Ava DuVernay wins Best Director Award at Sundance 2012

History-maker Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to win Sundance’s Best Director Award

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LISTENING POST: Carolina Chocolate Drops — “Country Girl”

New music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

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TRAILER: Terence Nance – “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty”

A relationship teetering on the divide between platonic and romantic

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LISTENING POST: Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes — “Gypsy Death and You”

The former Carolina Chocolate Drops member steps out on his own with an eclectic set

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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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