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Mos Def Goes Back To Being Mos Def, Releases Classic-Sounding New Song

by Sameer Rao on Aug 28, 2015 4:59PM

The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound. 

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LISTEN: 'Hell Y'All Ain't Talmbout' Stands Up For Black Trans Lives

by Sameer Rao on Aug 28, 2015 3:58PM

The song by musician and activist Vita Elizabeth Cleveland reworks Janelle Monaé's protest anthem in honor of black trans people killed. 

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VIDEO: Watch Jamel, 'The Time-Traveling B-Boy,' Escape Spanish Colonialism

by Sameer Rao on Aug 28, 2015 2:24PM

If you aren't watching this hilarious web series, then you better start. 

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New 'Stonewall' Poster More Diverse Than Trailer

by Sameer Rao on Aug 28, 2015 12:26PM

The new poster appears to be the film studio's response to accusations of whitewashing. 

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#TBT: Listen To Jimi Hendrix's Final Studio Recording, 'Slow Blues'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 27, 2015 3:51PM

The slow burner, recorded on this date in 1970 (if you believe that version of history), was the guitar legend's last documented studio recording. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

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Ex-Das Racist Member Heems Inks Deal For Life Story-Informed Sitcom

by Sameer Rao on Aug 27, 2015 11:48AM

Heems announced the deal with 20th Century Fox yesterday via his Twitter.  

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9 #MyAsianAmericanStory Tweets That Hit Real Close To Home

by Sameer Rao on Aug 27, 2015 11:18AM

The hashtag, started by an Asian-American teen in response to Jeb Bush’s racist “anchor babies” comments, is full of poignance and levity in equal measure. 

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In New Orleans, a Black Feminist Opera With a Touch of Afrofuturism

by Sameer Rao on Aug 26, 2015 5:11PM

To dovetail with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the new five-part opera "Echohybridity" will be performed in New Orleans.

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Dee Barnes and Michel'le Split on Dre Apology

by Sameer Rao on Aug 26, 2015 2:55PM

Now that Dr. Dre has made a more definitive public apology to women he's hurt, Dee Barnes and Michel'le—two who publicly accuse him of assault and battery—have issued very different responses. 

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