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VIDEO: Vinx — "Ugly Face" (live at the WRFB Fundraiser)

Watch Vinx rock an acoustic version of this Jungle Funk joint!

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My WRFB Playlist for August 10, 2010 + Keith Josef Adkins

Some progressive hip hop for you. Just so we’re clear that it does, in fact, exist.

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August 10 on WRFB: Keith Adkins of The New Black Fest

I’m joined by Keith Josef Adkins of The New Black Fest, a brand new forum for emerging playwrights from the African diaspora.

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My WRFB Playlist for July 20, 2010 + David E. Beats

Run-DMC. David E. Beats. Blitz the Ambassador. Oh My Goodness. Death. Stoni Taylor and more.

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Tonight on WRFB: Weeksville's Elissa Blount-Moorhead + singer Maya Azucena

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Yeah, I know you've been hearing a lot about Weeksville Heritage Center and its upcoming Garden Party series.  After all, Boldaslove.us is a media partner for the series.  So, tonight, we're going to kick things off right and talk with Elissa Blount-Moorhead, Weeksville's director of design, programming and exhibitions (above, top), who will talk about the [...]

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Tuesday, June 22 on WRFB: Walt Chastang of The 54

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The 54 (l to r): Walt Chastang, Enye Willingham, Mercury Jackson, Mike Jones Later this week will mark the second part of the URB Alt Festival, as well as the start of the Afro-punk Festival.  To mark the start of AP, I'll be talking with Walt Chastang of The 54.  While you may remember them [...]

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My WRFB Playlist–June 15, 2010 + Boston Fielder

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Ruxpin Blouse: Whitney Wilkerson (l) and Kimathi Cooper I enjoyed last night's show, since I got a chance to interview Boston Fielder about the upcoming URB Alt Festival.  Really excited for him and all he's been able to accomplish.  Remember, please support the launch event on Friday, as it's a benefit for Harlem School of [...]

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Tuesday, June 15 on WRFB: Boston Fielder

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Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressin' man Tune into my show, Sounds from the New Black Imagination, on WRFB-Radio Free Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 15 and you'll get your dose of more tasty musical treats, plus a special interview with URB Alt Festival founder and MuthaWit Orchestra bandleader Boston Fielder (above in a photo [...]

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My WRFB Playlist–June 8, 2010 + Janelle Monae

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BLK JKS OK, so I made some rookie radio mistakes last night: I forgot to announce the last three songs.  So, my apologies to Anti-Pop Consortium, Gordon Voidwell and The Cocker Spaniels.  And, thanks again to Janelle Monae for setting aside time for that interview we did last week.  It's presented here in its entirety. [...]

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Tuesday, June 8 on WRFB: Janelle Monae

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That's right!  Check out my segment, Sounds from the New Black Imagination, when I'll share an interview I recorded with Janelle last week.  No, you will not hear it here on Boldaslove.us first!  Ya gotta tune into WRFB–Radio Free Brooklyn. Do so and you learn about the following: How being part of the "iPod generation" [...]

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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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