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Alternative rock/soul band Blame The Youth challenges ideas about the taboo in debut EP "The Hourglass"

Posted by Sound Check on May 26, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Blame The Youth is a new band with a star on the rise. Made up entirely of musicians of color, the quartet is all about breaking down boundaries, including boundaries of genre. Naming Erykah Badu,…

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Non-Black POC: stop asking "where is Black Lives Matter?" every time your community is under attack

Posted by The Race Card on May 26, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Stop asking black folks for anything. At all. But particularly, don’t ask black people to re-focus their liberation “powers” and history of organizing on your community when it's under attack.



After the 2016 election,…

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Humanitarian crisis for Black people in Colombia: "They have taken away so much from us, even the fear"

Posted by The Race Card on May 26, 2017 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

The Afro Colombians are people with ancestral heritage of resistance and resilience but eternally condemned to the exile of our territories because of structurally racist policies, the armed conflict, and the abandonment of the…

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BOOK: 'Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies' dispels myths to shed light on the true origins of rock #SoundCheck

Posted by Eye Candy on May 26, 2017 at 3:28pm 0 Comments

By the mid 60's, rock had been so thoroughly gentrified, that a young Rick James declared himself the black Mick Jagger, despite Mick Jagger himself being just a white Chuck Berry who can't play guitar (though in fairness, Keith…

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This single father created a workshop for dads to learn to do their daughters' hair!

Posted by Gender Bent on May 26, 2017 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

Being a single parent is difficult already, but being a single dad is its own trial in a society that is still catching up to the idea of men doing domestic tasks, and thus doesn't prepare them for it. Hunstville, Alabama-based…

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Donald Glover finally makes first appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer

Posted by Eye Candy on May 26, 2017 at 11:02am 0 Comments

Offering up some advice to Tom Holland's young Peter Parker, Donald Glover’s currently unknown character drops some wisdom on the kid: "You gotta get better at this part of the job." The franchise reboot’s third trailer is the…

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Black people aren't required to give racialized situations the benefit of the doubt

Posted by The Race Card on May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"It's not about race," she wrote, plagiarizing some 500 years of justifications for anti-Black mistreatment. This was in response to a comment I made under a post of an article titled, "…

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Capetonian mother launches Swimma Cap line aimed at protecting high-volume black hairstyles

Posted by Eye Candy on May 25, 2017 at 1:09pm 2 Comments

As a young black girl from San Diego, CA. learning how to swim in deep water with all the other white and latinx kids in my 3rd grade class was pure joy—minus the time spent before and after fussing with my hair. Swim caps be…

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