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GoldLink Brings It Home for Tiny Desk Performance

The “Crew” MC visited his hometown for an intimate set at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

New Reports Confirm How Ill-Prepared Puerto Rico is For Hurricane Season

With ongoing problems with both its electrical and water infrastructure, the island is in a weakened state.

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WATCH: Black Thought On The Healing Power of Art

The Roots frontman discussed his journey to rap distinction and late-night stardom in an interview with NPR ahead of the release of his new project, “Streams of Thought Vol. 1.”

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Remember the Tulsa 'Black Wall Street' Massacre Through Its Last Known Survivor

“They tried to destroy every Black business, school and church.”

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Rita Moreno to Latinx Community: 'Don't Give Up'

The award-winning actress and singer discussed her decades-long career and her hopes for the Latinx community in an interview with NPR.

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WATCH: Tiny Desk Contest Winner Naia Izumi Shows Off

The virtuoso guitarist and singer performs three original songs for his first Tiny Desk Concert after winning NPR’s contest for emerging artists.

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READ: How Filipino-American NPR Staffers Built Community Over Potlucks

“Now I had a new reason to make rellenong talong—and in some ways, a better reason.”

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Meet Your New Fave: Naia Izumi Just Won the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest, And He is Everything

Listen and learn why the Georgia-raised, Los Angeles-based singer and guitarist came out on top.

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LISTEN: NPR Traces Black and Grey Realism Tattooing to Mexican-American East L.A.

World-famous tattoo artists Freddy Negrete and Chuey Quintanar discuss the progression of their discipline.

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LISTEN: Meshell Ndegeocello Travels Through the '80s and '90s on 'Ventriloquism'

Stream the cover album, featuring versions of Prince and TLC hits, before it debuts on March 16.

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WATCH: Big Daddy Kane Gets 'Raw' for Tiny Desk Concert

The “Smooth Operator” delivered a few of his biggest hits for the NPR concert series. 

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Eagles Reader: Five Must-Read Articles on the Philly Team and Racial Justice

As Philadelphia prepares to celebrate the “wokest team” in the NFL’s Super Bowl win, here’s what you should be reading right now.

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Ryan Coogler and Sounwave Discuss Creation of 'Black Panther: The Album'

The “Black Panther” director and Top Dawg Entertainment producer explore how the film’s hip hop-heavy soundtrack came to be.

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WATCH: George Clinton Brings the Funk in This Tiny Desk Concert

Go ahead and put on your headphones.

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'Baldo' Cartoonist On Why He Introduced a DACA Storyline

Hector Cantú believes it is his responsibility not to have his comic strip’s Latinx family living in a “fantasy land.”  

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This Chart Breaks Down How Women Experience Discrimination in America

From police interactions to pay equity, a new survey examines how women of different races and ethnicities encounter bias.

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WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance

Questlove, Bilal, Black Thought and more crammed behind the series’ eponymous tiny desk in Washington D.C. to perform their song from the “Detroit” soundtrack.

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Chance the Rapper Premieres New Poem, Covers Stevie Wonder for 'Tiny Desk' Show

The Chicago rapper and philanthropist broke up his semi-acoustic performance for NPR’s concert series by reciting the just-written “The Other Side.” 

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LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

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WATCH: Your New Favorite Group Kills NPR Tiny Desk Performance

New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas plays a mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz bright enough to illuminate even the dreariest of days.