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Meshell Ndegeocello Reworks Nina Simone on “Pour Une Âme Souveraine”

Meshell reworks Nina Simone with help from Sinead O’Connor, Toshi Reagon, Valerie June and others.

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New Flying Lotus Album Set For October 2

News on Flying Lotus’s “unhinged yet elegant” new album

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NEWS: 8th Afropunk Festival Lineup Announced!

Get ready! Afropunk is fielding a great lineup for this year’s fest!

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NEWS: Santigold US Tour Starts April 30

Check out the US dates and Santi’s official first video.

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BREAKING: “Born In Flames” Tour — Only NYC Date This Friday, March 2

NYC, here’s your chance to catch Tamar-Kali, Jean Grae and Invincible together on the same stage!

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Apply Now for Creative Capital Grants–March 1 Deadline!

Creative Capital offers more than just money to support the arts. Find out how here.

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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

Expanding Afrofuturism and illuminating the career of a master painter and muralist

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Don Cornelius (1936-2012)

We bid farewell to the one and only Don Cornelius.

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NEWS: Carolina Chocolate Drops new album + tour dates

Flemons, Giddens and Jenkins return to keep traditional African-American string band music alive and well

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Consider the Festival For Year-End Charitable Giving

Still need to make some charitable donations to offset your taxable income this year? Consider donating to the Festival!

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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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