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[THROWBACK] When ‘Shaft’ Ruled Hollywood

Richard Roundtree was born July 9, 1942, and became a trailblazing star with his groundbreaking role in ‘Shaft.’ We are revisiting this post from December 2013.

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[VINTAGE VISION] Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ Turns 20

When 20-year-old MC Nas released his stellar debut Illmatic two decades ago this month, I…

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[VINTAGE VISION] Comics Adapt the Harlem Hellfighters

Although the best-selling writer Max Brooks (who penned World War Z, the zombie novel that…

Chaka Khan

[VINTAGE VISION] Chaka Khan Goes Through the Fire in New Doc [INTERVIEW]

It was the summer of ’74 when I first fell in love with Chaka Khan.…

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[VINTAGE VISION] The 10 Best Black Beatles Covers of All Time

With February 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles invading America, we have been…

Miles Davis

[VINTAGE VISION] Vote for Miles

There used to be a time when, for me, Black History Month simply meant a…

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[VINTAGE VISION] Black Cartoon Revolution

Pre-Boomerang/Cartoon Network, when there were only three major networks (CBS, NBC and ABC), part of…

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[VINTAGE VISION] Marvin Gaye Gets It On

Earlier this week, the family of the late musical legend Marvin Gaye was once again…

[VINTAGE VISION] Long Live James Brown!

A few years before James Brown’s death at the age of 73—on Christmas morning in…

[VINTAGE VISION] Alicia Keys Dips Her ‘Diary’ in Hip-Hop

Although Alicia Keys attained superstar status in 2001 with Songs in A Minor—winning Grammys and…