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Seen in NYC: Afropunk graffiti

Another sign--literally--of the cultural shift taking place.  At the very least, the idea of Afropunk has evolved to the point where someone can use it as a marker of their presence and know that others...
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Memorial Day Weekend Music

Hardly an exhaustive list, but here are some shows I’d check out if I were around: SATURDAY, MAY 26 Mos Def—Black RadioHighline Ballroom421 West 16th Street NYC9PM$60 This is the grand opening of this new sp...
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"Fishbone is a Black band"

Check out this interview with John Norwood Fisher and Angelo Moore of Fishbone.  Broadcast today on NPR, they covered a lot of topics: Their influences come from everywhere Race as a factor in their s...
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Black Skaters

Heading to the train tonight, I came across these two young men on the corner of Union Square West, skateboards in hand, engaged in a lively discussion.  Darrell (left) and Jason kindly agreed to pose f...
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Speak out!

My thesis: In a post-Imus world where hip hop is under attack (rightfully on some counts), the African American community needs Black rock now more than ever.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  I’d like ...