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US Women Shatter 4×100 Relay World Record


An iconic image of sprinter Carmelita Jeter tops off a record-setting 4×100 relay

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Gabrielle Douglas: A First


A few images of the history-making Gabrielle “Gabby Douglas

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Viola Davis’s LA Times Magazine Photo Spread


Just beautiful.

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NYC: "Africolor"–Now through September 10


A recently opened exhibit explores the relationship between Africa, color and color photography

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The First Couple on Saturday


Because Michelle’s looking extra hawt

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Felabration 2010 Dates


Nationwide celebrations of the birthday of the President. Get to one.

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Tamra Davis's "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"


The rise and fall of Jean-Michel Basquiat as captured by his friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis. It’s tragic and poignant, but if you’re like me, you may find yourself hoping against reason that somehow this time it will be different and he won’t be dead by age 27.

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PHOTOS: Tamar-Kali’s album release event–July 16

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The Geechee goddess had her hardcore warrior soul on full blast, and we were so grateful.

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UPCOMING: Fela exhibit at NYC's Caribbean Cultural Center — 6/10-8/6


Thanks to our Ngozi and the folks at Society HAE for giving me a heads up on this.  Check it out: This exhibition seeks to pay tribute to one of the African Diaspora’s most influential living ancestors as well as critique the complexity of his persona. Life After Death: A Multi-Media Analysis of the Persona […]

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Noteworthy writing on Lena Horne


"So many of us grew up knowing Lena Horne," I said to my wife Bridgett earlier tonight.  "Several generations grew up on Lena Horne," she replied.  She was 92 years old when she passed away yesterday. Pretty incredible, right? Here's a quick sample of some of the writing that's been done about her today. First, […]

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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.

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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