What's truly impressive about Brazillian artist Héloa, other than her voice of course, is that on her latest album Eu, no two songs sound anything alike, but every song sounds like Héloa. Speckled with stunning ballads and driving bursts of indie rock, the album incorporates new wave (“Calei”), reggae (“A Avenida”), bossa (“Crua”), and somehow a klezmer-tinged country western song (“Meus Amigos”). Her band's impeccable timing pulls through jagged time signatures…Continue
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This year is the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, the famous Supreme Court case that officially overturned state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Predictably, this has been accompanied by a flurry of events, films, articles, and even songs celebrating this moment as a milestone in the history of America’s journey toward racial…Continue
Consider how much death and destruction has been permitted that there is even a such thing as “the shooter,” in quotations. Terror has become such a commonly wielded weapon that “the shooter,” the terrorist, is now an archetype, ready to appear at any moment, anywhere, for the foreseeable future and beyond.
And every time he does, without fail, there is an overwhelming faction of Black folks who hope and pray he isn’t one of us.…
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A little under a year ago on July 6th, Philando Castile was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez while driving with his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. What was supposed to be a simple traffic stop turned into a death sentence for Castile —an occurrence that is beginning to seem routine for Black people.
Castile’s death went viral causing mass protests and uprisings across the U.S. and particularly across Minnesota, where the killing…
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“The victim did everything right, everything he was supposed to do. The victim was very respectful, very polite, letting the officer know what he was doing. None of that made a difference.” — Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and former federal prosecutor
This quote is taken from a New York…
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Yesterday, Kathy Iandoli, the co-author of one of rapper Prodigy's books announced that the legendary musician and one half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep died at 42. A cause of death has not yet been released, but the artist had been hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia prior to his death, Iandoli told…Continue
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The new dashcam footage released yesterday of the police shooting murder of Philando Castile and another painful dimension to the modern day lynching that demonstrate, yet again, that the fear of black skin can be used as a scapegoat to take black people’s lives. But additionally, that “gun rights” are, like many things,…Continue
"You know very well, who you are. Don’t let em hold you down reach for the stars" – Biggie
This has always been true, but coming from Biggie and reciting it in my head in his voice just makes it so much cooler (and relatable). You don’t actually know deep how true these lyrics are until you start your adult life and see that actually these lyrics are exactly what you need.
In 2015 I graduated with a degree in dance. When I started university it didn’t…
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Another day, another white person showing just how easily they can disguise anti-Blackness under a badge of "liberalism." As reported by KUOW.org, parents in one of the whitest, most affluent, and staunchly liberal neighborhoods of Seattle lost their shit when teachers across the city wore T-shirts reading "BLACK LIVES MATTER". Some…Continue
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Happy Juneteenth! It’s totally a holiday. I mean, you know that right? We definitely knew that. What does it mean, you ask? Um, you know what it means! Stop playin’. Well, since you’re obviously celebrating this well-known, monumental day, here’s a quiz all about it to add to your festivities!
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With little influence over his party’s majority in both chambers of Congress and his own self-destructive behavior blowing up his Presidency, Donald Trump is looking for yet another way to give his own citizens the finger. With our tentative removal from the Paris Climate Accord and the sabotage of the ACA both underway, Trumpy has ‘demanded’ the return of Assata Shakur, née Joanne Chesimard. During last Friday’s announcement to rollback the Obama-era’s…Continue
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As anyone who is both Black and Latinx (Afro-Latinx) can tell you, anti-Blackness in Latinx communities is a huge phenomenon. Because white supremacy is global and it makes proximity to whiteness the ideal even for non-white people, those cultures generally reflect the dehumanization of Black people in their social heierarchies. This can be seen in beauty standards, financial disparities, and criminalization in places like the…Continue
While white politicians on the Hill scramble to beef up security for their staffs and themselves, children and young people in schools across the country are being the targets of Donald Trump’s hateful 2016 campaign rhetoric and his Presidential...idk...blabber.
In an in-depth study conducted for …
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41 years ago today, a student-led uprising that began in Soweto but quickly spread throughout the country would forever change South Africa. On June 16, 1976, high-school students responding to Apartheid education policies, and particularly the political aftermath of the Bantu Education Act in 1953, began a protest. According South African History Online, the Bantu…Continue
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Honestly, there would be no Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Yes Julz or any other white woman culturally appropriating Blackness without the continued support and validation of Black men. Black men are culpable accomplices when insincere and advantage-seeking white women steal and devalue both Black women and Black culture.
White women know exactly what they are doing when they “…
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Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip who was shot at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, is a homophobic racist. In 2014, it was uncovered that the congressman spoke at an international conference of white supremacists in (he apologized, but…Continue
You've seen and heard the vision of Arthur Jafa, even if you haven't heard of him. The artist and cinematographer has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and has been a huge influence over even more. As a cinematopher, Jafa worked with Stanley Kubrick on his last film, Eyes Wide Shut, with Spike Lee on Crooklyn, with his ex-wife Julie Dash on her 1992 film Daughters of the Dust, which…Continue
Expanding their philanthropic efforts to document and honor the racial violence committed against black Americans by white people during the Reconstruction Era and Jim Crow, the Equal Justice Initiative has made years of research on the subject accessible to the world via an interactive map that chronicles the lives and stories behind each lynching. An extension of a project that, in 2015, was partially funded by Google.org's $1M to the Equal Justice Initiative’s…Continue
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In March, when Donna Brazile finally admitted to using her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary (for months she had referred to these actions as "alleged"), she highlighted a particular kind of impediment to Black liberation that…Continue
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Out of the 18,300 applicants, Jessica Watkins is one of 12 people chosen to join NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University and a Doctorate in Geology from the University of California., Los Angeles, the 29-year-old (WOW) Colorado native has been working with NASA since she was an undergrad. Providing supporting research for the Phoenix Mars Lander mission, prototyping drill…Continue
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