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

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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

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

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NEWS: 8th Afropunk Festival Lineup Announced!

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

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NEWS: Santigold US Tour Starts April 30

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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

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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!

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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

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

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Don Cornelius (1936-2012)

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We bid farewell to the one and only Don Cornelius.

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NEWS: Carolina Chocolate Drops new album + tour dates

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Flemons, Giddens and Jenkins return to keep traditional African-American string band music alive and well p5rn7vb

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Consider the Festival For Year-End Charitable Giving

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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

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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

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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!”

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In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

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A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

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So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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