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by Charmaine R. Parker

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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

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by Michael A. Gonzales

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by Brandon Robinson

The smell of spring is in the air. That can only mean one thing: America’s favorite past time is back. Monday… Read More

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by Raqiyah Mays

Fist in air, menacing look on face, actress Alfre Woodard stands ready to punch. The object of her anger is actor Gbenga Akinnagbe… Read More

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by Allison Hobbs & Karen E. Quinones Miller

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by Janelle Watkins

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