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Mo Meta Blues, Questlove's New Memoir

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Anyone who has followed the Roots' 20-year career has already soaked up so much of Questlove's writing – in novella-length… Read More

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Why Ralph Ellison Never Followed Invisible Man

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One of the great mysteries of 20th-century literary history is why Ralph Ellison never completed the highly anticipated second novel… Read More

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Questlove Digs Up the Roots of His Past [INTERVIEW]

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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson remembers—seemingly, in HD—every moment of his life. Maybe that’s because… Read More

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Through the Storm and Back Again

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To see the stunningly beautiful Merri Dee, you’d never imagine that she had been kidnapped, shot twice in the head and left… Read More

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It wasn't in the plans, but as the saying goes, fate doesn't ask. For Brenda Jackson, fate told her what she would do for… Read More

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Jamaica Kincaid: "People Only Say I’m Angry Because I’m Black and I’m a Woman"

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Afropolitan Author Talks Fractured Family Ties in 'Ghana Must Go'

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It takes a gifted writer to illustrate the intangible. In her new debut novel Ghana Must Go, writer Taiye… Read More

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Nicki Minaj Gets the Biography Treatment

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Nicki Minaj’s bombastic lyricism and scatter-shock rhyme flow took hip-hop by storm, while her Barbie doll mannerisms and Gaga-esque… Read More

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Raquel Cepeda’s new memoir, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, is billed as an exploration of racial identity… Read More

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