The Black Rock Coalition:<br />
Afropunk Before Afropunk

The Black Rock Coalition:
Afropunk Before Afropunk

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Trey Songz Pulls the ‘Trigga’ [NEW MUSIC]

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Trey Songz, Trigga Mr. Steal Your Girl is back with his sixth studio album, Trigga, and it’s exactly… Read More

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Now that the tears have finally stopped, the disbelief has subsided and the skepticism has been addressed; the attempt to organize… Read More

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Maimounna Youssef: Most Known Unknown

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With a hair coiffed as eccentrically as the music she creates, Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef is no newbie to the process… Read More

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The White Rap Takeover

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Although the music industry should be held accountable for its part in lowering the standards for quality R&B and rap and allowing… Read More

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From gospel and blues to rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop, R&B and pop, among the many bequests of Blacks to America and the… Read More

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Is Robin Laying It on Too Thicke?

by Josie Pickens

In an era of bitterness and misogyny wrapped intricately as love songs, I’ve actually always been fond of Robin Thicke’s… Read More

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If Janelle Monáe, Björk and Misty Copeland were gene-spliced… Read More

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‘Purple Rain’ Turns 30!

by Michael A. Gonzales

Thirty years ago, on June 25, 1984, Prince’s masterful Purple Rain was released and the world of Black music hasn’t… Read More

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EBONY Presents ‘Michael: In His Own Words’

by #teamEBONY

Available now at is the exclusive re-issue… Read More

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