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Black Joy and a Love Supreme at Afropunk Fest 2017 [PHOTO ESSAY]

Despite complaints about its commercialization, Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn still drew an eclectic mix of cool kids of color who danced hard, sang loud and shined as bright as the stars onstage. 

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Crown Heights Residents Protest New Restaurant for Using Black Poverty Stereotypes to Sell Drinks

Summerhill’s White owner promoted her sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood by citing its allegedly bullet-riddled wall and selling 40 oz. rosé bottles in paper bags.

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ICYMI: Brooklyn Will Dedicate Crispus Attucks Playground B-Ball Courts to Notorious B.I.G.

The late rapper played basketball at the playground before he achieved international stardom. 

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Solange to Curate Stage at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

The music and arts festival returns to Brooklyn in late August and will also feature sets from Macy Gray, Gary Clark Jr. and Soul II Soul.

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Online Threats Against Linda Sarsour Prompt NYPD Investigation

The threats appeared in the comments for a Facebook post about the activist’s criticism of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The #BodegaStrike in 10 Tweets

Yemeni-American convenience store owners in New York City closed their shops and joined with supporters for a thousands-strong protest against Donald Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen.

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New Book Collects Frederick Douglass' Brooklyn Speeches

Historian and writer Theodore Hamm gathered some of the abolitionist leader’s seminal speeches and lectures for “Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn,” which debuted yesterday.

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Woman Charged With Hate Crime After Allegedly Attacking Muslim Women, Infants

Court documents say Emirjeta Xhelili tried to rip the hijab off two mothers in Brooklyn last week.

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NYPD: There Was No Racial Bias in Assault of 2 Muslim Teens Outside Mosque

The Brooklyn mosque’s director told Buzzfeed that he heard the attacker call the victims terrorists.

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WATCH: Hari Kondabolu Discusses Iconic 'Roots' Scene in This Smart Joke

With the History Channel’s ”Roots” reboot airing this week, the timing of this new video couldn’t be more appropriate.

LISTEN to Xenia Rubinos' Frenetic New Song 'Black Stars'

The Afro-Latina singer-songwriter sought inspiration from Mike Brown and her father’s ill health for “Black Stars.” 

Janelle Monáe, Ice Cube to Perform at Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

The annual festival will descend on Brooklyn the last week of August.

N.W.A.'s MC Ren to Gene Simmons: 'Hip-Hop Is Here Forever. Get Used To It.'

Kendrick Lamar introduced the seminal hip-hop group at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday. 

Spike Lee and Bernie Sanders Talk 'Black Lives Matter' And Brooklyn in New Interview

The “Chi-Raq” director addressed many topics with the Democratic presidential candidate for The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story. 

Ice Cube on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Criticism: 'We Had The Same Spirit As Punk Rock'

Cube spoke out about the criticism and why N.W.A. isn’t performing at the induction ceremony tonight. 

Trial Continues for NYPD Officer Charged With Killing Unarmed Man

Officer Peter Liang was charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn public housing building in 2014. His trial began on Monday.

Muslim and Sikh Men Sue American Airlines, Say They Were Kicked Off Flight for Looking Threatening

The suit claims that an agent told the men that their appearance ”did not help” the situation.

Lupe Fiasco Starts Nonprofit To Support Community Entrepreneurship

The rapper and entrepreneur’s new organization will work specifically with entrepreneurs from underserved areas. 

Brooklyn Parents Protest Plan to Desegregate Local Public School

Wonder what that screaming jogger thinks about this…

‘Breaking’ Presents: Aye Nako, an Indie Rock Band Challenging the Genre's Homogeneity

The Brooklyn quartet writes captivating, catchy songs that send up the overwhelming white, male and straight privilege in indie culture while offering a path for something new.