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White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable

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  [Editorial Note: This piece contains racial slurs.] There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable: strangers touching my hair, my thick thighs rubbing in the heat, yeast infections. And lately, there’s one more thing that’s been making me really uncomfortable: White men at...

The Game Rallies Hip-Hop Heavyweights on ‘Don’t Shoot’ Tribute Song to Mike Brown

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Hip-hop can’t be dead, not when it’s actively serving as the voice of Mike Brown, a young man who lost his life in yet another example of the ongoing systematic attack on black men. Lauryn Hill dedicated “Black Rage” to Ferguson and J. Cole offered his personal take on...

On Being The Black Girl At Rockabilly Events

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As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business...

Lauryn Hill Debuts “Black Rage” on Twitter, Dedicates it to Ferguson

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Last night, while many of us were sleeping, Lauryn Hill took to Twitter to express her outrage. Like J. Cole who released a tribute song to Ferguson entitled “Be Free,” Ms. Hill decided it was her time to express her frustrations on the events occurring...

We Love: King

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Music is one of the most uniting forces in the world. Powerful voices, harmonic melodies and infused-soul connect audiences from South Africa to New York, transcending racial, ethnic, language and generational barriers. Los Angeles-based trio, King, is one of those majestic groups with the aptitude...