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GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition


Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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Adventures In Cynicism


What gets rewarded in our culture? Generally it’s stories about the hopelessness and adversity of black life.

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VIDEO: Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.


Need some inspiration? Meet 15-year-old Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone.

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I Choose Obama


Here’s why I believe Barack Obama is worth your support.

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The Michelle Obama Speech


Michelle’s brilliant speech last night.

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Venus & Serena Williams


The Williams sisters have come into their own, and show no signs of easing up on their domination of tennis

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Rolling Stone Reviews Afropunk ’12, Say Its Tagline Is Outdated

Great crowd

Should @afropunk drop it’s current tagline?

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WATCH: Women Say, “This Is My Body”


Women reaffirm their right to choose what happens to their bodies and their lives in this powerful video.

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration. m4s0n501

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Elon James White On GOP Voter Suppression


GOP efforts to suppress and restrict voting are real.

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