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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 0 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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SZA finally announces the release date for her debut album 'Ctrl'

Posted by Sound Check on May 25, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

AFROPUNK veteran SZA made fans lose their minds last night when she dropped a RZA-narrated video teasing the release of her hugely anticipated new album ‘CTRL‘. The follow up to SZA’s stellar 2014 album, ‘Z’, ‘CTRL’—out June 9…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Aaron Neville joins Mavis Staples for electrifying performance of Civil Rights anthem "Respect Yourself"

Posted by Sound Check on May 25, 2017 at 11:15am 0 Comments

On June 2nd, Blackbird Presents will release "Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration" on CD/DVD. The special event featured on the album took place at Chicago's Auditorium Theater, with performances…

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'The Get Down' is cancelled by Netflix after only one season

Posted by Eye Candy on May 25, 2017 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Shocking audiences all of the internet, Netflix announced last night that it had canceled its break-out hip-hop history drama-musical, ‘The Get Down’ after just one two-part season. The ambition Baz Luhrmann series cost Netflix…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Neo-soul singer Omar & late legend Leon Ware groove one last time in touching video for "Gave My Heart"

Posted by Sound Check on May 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Stevie Wonder once said of the neo-soul singer, “When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar!” Omar himself grew up learning from and emulating the recently departed legend Leon Ware, who was one of his biggest influences. Omar's most…

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NEW MUSIC: Chicago-Based Crust-Punk Band Red Moon Rising Creates A Requiem For Humanity On 'Dream Walker' #SoundCheck

Posted by Sound Check on May 24, 2017 at 6:25pm 0 Comments


In the late anthropocene era, we seem to be doing our damndest as a species to make sure if we can't live on this planet, no-one else gets to either. With planet-wide destruction on their minds, Chicago-based blackened crust…

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