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The Search for #blackAvicii: EDM As Black Rock’s Evolution

@marcuskdowling explores why black rock and EDM need each other.

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Janelle Monae & Alicia Keys: It’s All About The ‘Do

A mainstream artist picks up on a style trend started by our favorite cybergirl back in 2007!

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Not “Gay Marriage,” But Marriage Equality

Marriage equality for all

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Festival Kickoff Event–Tuesday, July 12

A taste of what’s to come in October

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The Festival of the New Black Imagination — October 15, 2011

Our fall cultural festival readies for launch

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Worthwhile reading on Obama, Trump & Birtherism

A quick roundup of progressive thinking on this past week’s news.

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VIDEO: Baratunde Thurston on Obama, Trump & the Birther Question

When will black people be considered American? Apparently no time soon.

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Ashley Judd was right about hip hop. . .Kinda.

Like it or not, the actress has a point.

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UPCOMING: "Black in Latin America" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Check out PBS’s new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America

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Janelle Monae is "Character Approved"

Our favorite cybergirl is honored by USA Network for surprising and inspiring us all.

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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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