article placeholder

Remembering 9-11 via Leonard Bernstein

Honoring the memory of what was lost and the hope for what is yet to be built. Bill Bragin sent a note around today that talks about the quote that he has used in his electronic signature since 9-11.  It'...
article placeholder

Where to find Black rock

Last week, a woman named Akua found this site.  Her question was simple:A question for you: do you have any suggestions for finding people who are into black rock to talk to and hang out with or bands...
article placeholder

URB Alt launches social network

Earlier this week, Boston Fielder launched a social network around his ever-growing URB Alt Festival (check here for the LA dates in October!).  It joins Afropunk as another online destination at which ...
article placeholder

Black Weblog Awards Update

Bold As Love didn't make it to the finals.  No worries: There's always next year.  In the meantime, please take a minute to check out the list of blogs that were selected.  Who knows?  You...
article placeholder

Empathy and perspective

Let's not forget the key ingredients that are critical for moving Black rock forward. I can be cavalier and dismissive of commercial hip-hop and R&B and the artists who create it.  And there's lots of...