Tag Archives: Greg Tate

GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition

Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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Rest In Peace: Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris (1947-2013)

Bidding farewell to the master of corralling “the creativity of a herd of musicians into a unified mass of unreplicable sound.”

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UPCOMING: Burnt Sugar takes on the Steely Dan songbook — May 24

Burnt Sugar, Vernon Reid take on Steely Dan.

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Post-Festival Highlights

Some highlights from an all-around amazing day. And you all had a lot to do with it being a success.

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Once Again: Indomitable James Brown–June 17/18

Burnt Sugar takes James Brown out of the clubs and brings him to the people this weekend. Outside and under the stars

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THIS WEEKEND: Coon Bidness Launch Party–April 23

Get a little reading in, and taste a new cocktail line, all at the same event

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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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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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VIDEO: Burnt Sugar — "Bring It Up/Hot Pants"

I think the Godfather is quite proud.

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UPCOMING: Indomitable James Brown — December 17

Burnt Sugar takes mounts the multimedia look at the life of the Godfather of Soul. . .again!

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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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