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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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Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Comedy Gets Pilot Order from TBS

Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe will be pretty busy this year and we’re here for all of it. Her phenomenal Showtime series The Chi was recently renewed for a second season and her Hillman Grad Productions comedy Twenties just received a pilot order from TBS. The script, originally written by Waithe in 2009,…

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“Atlanta’s” Official Season 2 Trailer Kicks Off the Countdown to ‘Robbin’ Season’

Our clocks were already ticking for March 1st when we first heard news that the second season of Donald Glover‘s Atlanta would premiere then. That said, it should come as no surprise that restlessness is peaking with the arrival of the first full trailer for the countrified drama that is “Robbin’ Season.” Watch the season 2…

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Will Smith Celebrates Jaden’s 100,000,000 Spotify Streams with “Icon” Spoof

Will Smith broke the Internet when he joined Instagram in December and he’s been fully committed to embracing use of the network. Since, fans have been raving about the Hollywood legend’s necessary presence on the social platform for everything from inspiration to good laughs. Having always been a proud father, he carved out a special…

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Marsai Martin to Executive Produce and Star in Universal’s ‘Little’

At just 13 years old, Marsai Martin already deserve a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and she’s just getting started. After stealing everyone’s hearts as Diane Johnson on ABC’s black-ish, fans have been keeping up with the budding starlet’s interviews and red carpet appearances where her purest star quality as a young, hopeful, promising Black…

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Miss Whack: Rap’s Newest and Truest Weirdo

Rapper Tierra Whack’s music and aesthetic present a very clear picture of who she is and where she wants to seat herself in this industry. Her ebullient and effervescent style of rapping–energetic and snarky–mirrors her very personality. On the phone her voice bubbles over with mirth and her thoughts, though a mile a minute, stick…

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An ‘Atlanta’ “Robbin Season” Promo Clip Has Surfaced

Atlanta is back in six weeks after a temporary delay in recording due to Donald Glover‘s busy schedule and we’ve been happy about it since we first heard. A promo clip for the show’s “Robbin Season” has surfaced and it’s looking like we’re in for more of the drama and #TrapLife that we loved from…

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Harlem Designer Dapper Dan Discusses Fashion, Style and Society at the MoMA

The iconic Harlem couturier, Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, shared his thoughts and knowledge on topics that transcend fashion and hit on themes concerning cultural appropriation, technology and society at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Tuesday, January 9th. This discussion with the designer, known for remixing luxury logos…

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