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MeShell Ndegeocello's mother found unharmed after being reported missing

Posted by Sound Check on April 25, 2017 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Earlier this week, ten-time Grammy award winner Meshell Ndegeocello reached out to fans on social media with an urgent request. The artist's 72-year-old mother suffers from dementia, and she went missing in Oxon Hill,…

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Did Shea Moisture hire the same ad team as Pepsi or sumthin'?

Posted by The Race Card on April 25, 2017 at 10:52am 0 Comments

Natural/textured/multi-ethnic hair care line Shea Moisture royally screwed up yesterday after giving their base of hardcore product junkies the finger in their attempt to re-center the brand around whiteness.



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Meet Botswana's fearsomely vibrant heavy metal subculture, The MaRock

Posted by Sound Check on April 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

In recent years, the rocker subculture of Botswana has attracted a lot of international attention. ‘MaRock’, as they are popularly known, have been a part of Botswana’s cultural landscape since the 1970s.



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The casual racism in nerd/gaming communities needs to stop

Posted by The Race Card on April 24, 2017 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

As a blerd, I am identities intersect between my blackness and being a nerd. My blackness comes first, even though others may question it with my nerdy interests. Some black people listen to Migos and Future, but I will…

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Black woman launches amazing project supporting other imprisoned and formerly incarcerated Black women

Posted by The Race Card on April 24, 2017 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

While attending Johnson C. Smith University, Tiawana Brown made some life choices that cost her freedom. She did four years in federal prison for fraud while pregnant with her youngest daughter, Tijema.



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Powerful #BeingBlackandMuslim photo series challenges the erasure of Black Muslims in pop culture

Posted by Eye Candy on April 24, 2017 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

Bobby Rogers is a visual artist and designer from Minnesota whose work deals with Black identity and culture across a range of mediums. His latest project, #BeingBlackandMuslim, is a portrait series investigating existence at…

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South African artist soul-searches with magical afrofuturistic art

Posted by Eye Candy on April 24, 2017 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

Step into the afrofuturistic world of East London-born painter Qhama Maswana. Now based in King Williams Town, Maswana’s work is an African sci-fi love story, an ode to the continent that hopes to express the struggles…

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