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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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Don Cornelius (1936-2012)

We bid farewell to the one and only Don Cornelius.

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Next from France: Les Twins

Two French brothers remind us that hip hop is also about the joy of movement

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TONIGHT: The "Coon Bidness" Launch

Greg Tate and LaTasha Diggs invite you to celebrate the launch of their new literary magazine.

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PHOTOS: BRC 25th Anniversary Party — 1/21/11

Check out some of the folks who came out to celebrate 25 years of supporting progressive black culture.

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Celebrate 25 Years of the BRC: Drop The Bomb!

Join the BRC on Friday, January 21 and celebrate the organization’s first 25 years!

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Thembisa Mshaka on Abbey Lincoln

Of Abbey’s performance in “Nothing But A Man,” Thembisa writes: “Abbey Lincoln delivers a tour-de-force performance. But then, those are the only kind she’s ever delivered.”

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VIDEO: David Byrne on how architecture helped music evolve

Did it really? The Talking Heads frontman thinks so, and makes an compelling case that our music changes to fit the physical context in which we’re listening to it.  Which explains the rise of a certain kind of hip hop that seems tailor-made for car stereos. Also check out the discussion threads in the comments [...]

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VIDEO: Derek Sivers–"How to start a movement"

In this three (3) minute video, Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby) dissects some important lessons on what it takes to start a movement. More on Derek here.

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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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