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Dear Kanye West...

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Kanye West...

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Kanye, AHHHHH!!!!! RAHH!!!! YAHHHHHH!!!!!! Apparently, screaming like you’re Lion-O en route for battle… Read More

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by Herina Ayot

Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic tension, and even melodic tension, followed by… Read More

Did 50 Cent Really Get TLC’s ‘Starter Wives Confidential’ Pulled?

Did 50 Cent Really Get TLC’s ‘Starter Wives Confidential’ Pulled?

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The famous exes who made up the cast of Starter Wives Confidential intended to show audiences they were more than their… Read More

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Quvenzhané Wallis is a hero at age 9. If being a movie star before hitting the double digits weren't enough, she's… Read More

Bilal

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by Michael A. Gonzales

Philadelphia native Bilal Oliver grew up on church gospel while also grooving to John Coltrane and Steely Dan. Throughout his decade-plus… Read More

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Faith Ringgold Talks Art and War

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by Brooke Obie

Since the 1970s, Harlem-born artist Faith Ringgold has been on the front lines of the fight for African American and women artists… Read More

Stevie Wonder Leads the Way to World Peace

Stevie Wonder Leads the Way to World Peace

by Makkada B. Selah

“Last night at rehearsal we decided to do this song, so this is my first time singing it; but that’s all right,”… Read More

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce Flaunts His Independent Spirit

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This weekend could be life changing for Wendell Pierce. The actor—already a favorite of some of the best directors… Read More

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To the Harlem Shake Fakes...

[THE WEEKLY READ]
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by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Baauer, Let me start off by saying congratulations on winning the lottery by way of creating what looks to be 2013’s… Read More

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Why Zoe Saldana Was the Wrong Choice for Nina Simone

LEGACY AND INTEGRITY:
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