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[BLACK ALT] Unlocking the Truth:
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by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

On the guitar, we have 12-year-old Malcom Brickhouse; on the bass, we have 12-year-old Alec Atkins; and on the drums, 11-year-old… Read More

[BLACK ALT] Afropunk Rocks Brooklyn!

[BLACK ALT] Afropunk Rocks Brooklyn!

by Rob Fields

On Twitter Sunday night, a friend asked how Brooklynites felt about MTV’s Video Music Awards taking place in downtown Brooklyn… Read More

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Last night, mainstream culture stopped being polite and started getting real about how comfortable they are appropriating Black culture—to… Read More

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Musiq Soulchild is a reinvigorated artist these days and he’s got Syleena Johnson to thank for the change. The two decided… Read More

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“If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.”—Sam Phillips… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Yesterday Lady Gaga’s latest video, “Applause,” debuted… Read More

[ENOUGH]<br />
Chicago Drill Stars Talk Music, Violence

[ENOUGH]
Chicago Drill Stars Talk Music, Violence

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If you want an accurate portrait of Chicago’s modern gang culture, look no further than its "drill music" scene… Read More

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by Paula Rogo

Members of the DC to BC crew are winding up a brief work meeting, having settled… Read More

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Dear K. Michelle

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear K. Michelle

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear K. Michelle, I’ve been rocking with you since your first mixtape, Read More

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Bobby Brown’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Turns 25

by Michael A. Gonzales

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the release of Bobby Brown’s groundbreaking Don’t Be Cruel… Read More

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