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by Kimberly Wilson

The weather is getting warmer, and that only means one thing: summer is on the horizon. Music festivals have become synonymous with… Read More

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Prince’s ‘Around the World in a Day’ Turns 30!

by Michael A. Gonzales

In the spring of 1985, there were two types of Prince fans–those who boarded the violet-hued bandwagon years before Purple… Read More

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My wife and I have never been avid moviegoers, at least relative to other people we know. And now that we have two little ones at… Read More

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Music festivals have always been a staple in popular culture for as long as we can remember. From Woodstock to Coachella and everything… Read More

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by Justin Chadwick

In retrospect, growing up in Oakland during the last two decades of the 20th century meant that exposure to hip-hop music was a foregone… Read More

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Having spent much of the cocaine ’80s and early ’90s inside exciting New York City clubs (CBGBs, Wetlands Preserve) watching… Read More

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by Souleo

When photographer, Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop’s early days, one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s he… Read More

Last Poet Umar Bin Hassan Returns for Revolution [INTERVIEW]

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by Michael A. Gonzales

Umar Bin Hassan is an OG when it comes to spoken word, influencing a generation of MCs and poets as a member of the seminal Last… Read More

Harmony Project Mentors Youth Through The Power Of Music

Harmony Project Mentors Youth Through the Power Of Music

by Princess Gabbara

Did you know that children are most likely to engage in risky or violent behavior between 3-6 p.m.? Harmony Project, the largest… Read More

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by Janelle Watkins

Black female opera singers have long been some of the most respected within the classical world—ask anyone to list the top… Read More

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