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This 6-Year-Old’s Coloring Book Series Will Teach You a Thing or Two About Representation

To whomever thought extra curricular activities only followed the lines of sport and debate teams, it’s time to broaden your scope of the term. Six-year-old Vanae James-Bey has taken the matter of cultural appropriation into her own hands in quite the impressive way. Between the young artist and her mother Veronica Bey, the two have created…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between The World And Me’ to be Adapted as Stage Show at The Apollo

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s 2015 book Between the World and Me will soon be adapted as a stage show at the historic Apollo theatre. The moving book which is written as a letter to his teenage son recounts the many layers of feelings, symbolism and everyday life that represents what it means to exist as an African-American in…

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Watch the Super Cute Emoji Trailer for ‘Everything, Everything’

Now that we’re almost halfway into the second quarter of the year, we’re really close to the release of Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Anika Noni Rose. The Stella Meghie directed film is a romantic drama based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling book of the same name and tells the story of Maddy (played by…

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The ‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Timelines the Turbulent Life of John Coltrane

How was there never a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane‘s life until now? The saxophonist/composer, who died at age 40 in 1967, now has his own digital memorabilia embedded into music’s history thanks to John Scheinfeld’s genius Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Chasing Trane will follow the legacy of one of Jazz’s giants, exploring his unique, creative tenancies and probing…

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Solange Discusses Her Writing Process, Style and Upcoming Museum Tour With Kimberly Drew

Our beloved boss lady Solange Knowles continues to blaze her own trail while using her music, style and grace to navigate the spaces in which she feels the most free. Since the release of her Grammy award winning album, A Seat at the Table, we have seen Solange stretch beyond the limitations that are often placed…

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Solange Receives Webby Artist of the Year Award For 21st Annual Webby Awards

Our leading lady Solange is still shining amidst her busy road show schedule, and we couldn’t be more proud. During the 21st Annual Webby Awards ceremony, our girl will be honored with the Webby Artist of the Year and special achievement award “in celebration of her extraordinary use of the Internet to support fellow artists,…

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter Announces #FormationScholars

After the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking visual album LEMONADE, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Parkwood Entertainment have announced #FormationScholars to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box, and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.” The scholarships will be awarded to four women pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or…

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Mayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans to Remove Confederate Monuments

The spirited city of New Orleans is putting action behind the claims that the Big Easy “celebrates diversity, inclusion and tolerance.” So this morning, the first of four confederate monument removals commenced with the Battle for Liberty Place’s insurrection memorial. Later this week, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard statues will also be…

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Watch President Barack Obama Speak For The First Time Post-Presidency

Its still so hard to process that President Barack Obama is now the former President of the United States. After a well-deserved vacation, today he is set to hold his first public and political appearance since leaving the Oval Office earlier this year. Obama will speak during an invitation-only roundtable organized by the Chicago Create…

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Frank Ocean’s “Lens” Cover Art Reminiscent of Kerry James Marshall’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self’

What you see is never what you get when it comes to Frankie O. Not only is it all apart of his charm but it’s what I love most about him as an artist. After dropping two versions of “Lens”  over the weekend, a twitter user noticed a similarity in the accompanying cover art, and The Fader…

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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Wins Peabody Award

It is beyond any doubt, a solid fact that Beyonce‘s Lemonade is certainly one of the most moving projects of our time, and it’s getting notable praise in all the best places. This year, the University of Georgia’s prestigeous Peabody Award praised the HBO-premiered visual album in the Entertainment Programming category, as a part of HBO Entertainment…

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Morgan Freeman to Produce Limited Series About Rodney King

LAPD’s brutal assault on Rodney King in 1991 is one of many moments in American history that mark the nation’s stagnant progress toward equality. Before social media’s big boom, a 26-year-old Black man was beaten in the street by four Los Angeles law enforcement officers who would later be acquitted (despite the camera-documented use of…

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