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Solange Honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit

Yesterday, our own Solange Knowles was honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit. With video presentations from Missy Elliott, Pharrell and Erykah Badu, the prestigious institution celebrated Solange as a trailblazing embodiment of “the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation.” Rapper and real-life friend Vince Staples was in attendance to present remarks on…

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Watch the Official Trailer for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee‘s Jordan Peele collaboration BlacKkKlansman premiered at Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and its official trailer has finally reached those of us wishing we could have been there to see it. The film, which is said to have received a more-than-ten-minute standing ovation, stars John David Washington and is based on true events. It’s also…

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Stream Saint Heron’s Specially Curated “COLDEST WINTER” Playlist

After its premiere in New Orleans and follow up showcase in NYC, we brought our “COLDEST WINTER” installation to the sunny state of California this weekend. The soundtrack for this Saint Heron original projection was revamped for the west coast’s warm weather with a new playlist specially curated by the Saint Heron team. If you…

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar receives his latest esteemed honor in a Pulitzer Prize to his many titles. His third major label effort, DAMN. won in the music category marking the first time in history that a body of work that isn’t Jazz or Classical has been awarded. Despite having been on the come-up for years, 2012’s Good Kid Maad City…

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Solange Debuts ‘Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube)’ at Hammer Museum

Our very own Solange has never been shy about visual creativity and her love of art. Just last year she performed some of her transformative album A Seat At The Table across the country at various art institutions and museums. Now, she’s at it again and this time at the Hammer Museum. Solange’s self created ‘Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube)’…

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele’s Black Klansman Sets Release Date

After the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele announced that he would be continuing to make social thrillers. So the announcement of a collaboration between Peele and the king of social films, Spike Lee, was met with much excitement. Now months after this announcement, the film mega-duo is presenting news that Black Klansman, will arrive in…

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Black In The Day: Women’s History Edition

Welcome to Black In The Day, your monthly-ish serving of yesteryear’s magical, inimitable and unforgettable Blackety Blackness courtesy of Alexander Hardy. With Women’s History Month coming to a close, on top of preserving our strength for an onslaught of April Foolery and tacky Easter looks, it’s important to gather to Hallelujah and Heel-toe in jubilation…

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Erykah Badu, N.E.R.D, Janelle Monae, Tyler, The Creator, The Internet and More Announced for Afropunk’s Brooklyn and Atlanta Festivals

IT’S YOUR TIME BROOKLYN! OUR 2018 LINEUP IS HERE! | TICKETS: https://t.co/bkdniC2h8p | @fatbellybella @tylerthecreator, @intanetz, @Miguel, @JanelleMonae, @officialjaden, @smino, @DanielCaesar, @lolawolfband, @Twinshadow, @OfficialWillow, @IbeyiOfficial & MUCH MORE! pic.twitter.com/r2LUJdT6nT — AFROPUNK (@afropunk) March 27, 2018 Afropunk did not come to play with any of this year and not only is everyone ready to go, but…

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Solange to be Feted at the 70th Annual Pason’s Benefit

Almost a year and a half after its release, Solange’s A Seat at the Table and the various visual and meditative art series following it are still ringing in a host of accolades and praises in the form of prestigious achievement awards. The latest comes from Parsons School of Design whose Executive Dean Joel Towers…

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Cleo Wade Announces ‘Heart Talk’ Tour

Poet and activist Cleo Wade‘s new book is on the way and she has affectionately described it as “the ultimate labor of love.” A collection of  poems, handwritten notes and intimate advice, Heart Talk is available for preorder now via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and all other reader outlets. Ahead of the collection’s official release…

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Solange Knowles and Toyin Ojih Odutola Cover Cultured Mag’s Debut Art & Music Issue

Solange Knowles and artist Toyin Ojih Odutola were just revealed as the cover stars for Cultured Magazine‘s inaugural Art & Music issue. With gorgeous images of the two creative powerhouses captured by Awol Erizku, the fellow activists/peers discussed sound, architecture and creating a visual language at The Noguchi Museum in New York. The conversation (which was…

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Solange Named Harvard Foundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year

Congratulations are in order for our very own and founder, Solange, for being named the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year! After the debut of her acclaimed album A Seat at the Table in 2016, Solange used her voice and creativity to advocate for representation, political justice, and diversity within the arts, including the…

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