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Women Of Color To Contribute To A Solange Inspired Course Syllabus

Our boss lady Solange Knowles continues to empower women to rejoice in their skin. Her third studio album A Seat At The Table has not only provided impeccable music but inspired a shift in the way women of color practice self-love. Women between the ages of 16-30 are now being asked to share their stories…

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Bryson Tiller Announces New Album ‘True To Self’

Bryson Tiller recently shared a tweet announcing his sophomore album, True To Self. Back in October, the Louisville native teased fans by mentioning an album was underway and later followed up with his latest single “Let Me Explain.” Since the release of 2015’s Trapsoul, his career has taken off. In addition to his debut LP going platinum,…

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Issa Rae, Roxanne Gay & More Host ‘Historically Black’ Podcast

Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Another Round, Roxanne Gay and more have joined forces to host the Historically Black podcast which shares material worth revisiting in 2017. Naturally, these phenomenal women have had their hands in many pots last year and as usual, the final product is always something to admire. Historically Black…

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Big Sean Shares Dates for ‘I Decided.’ Tour

Big Sean announced his North American tour dates before the arrival of his fourth studio album, I Decided. The album is expected to drop on February 3rd. Shortly after, the Detroit native will hit the road kicking off his I Decided. tour on March 17 in Houston, TX at the Revention Music Center for a…

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ICYMI: Lose Yourself In Toro y Moi’s New Psychedelic ‘THUMP’ Mix

Toro y Moi and jazz duo The Mattson 2 have an array of new music coming your way. Slightly over a week into the New Year, and here they are with a collaborative mix entitled THUMP. Their joint effort Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 will arrive on March 31st. With that being said, THUMP sounds…

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Solange Performs At President Obama’s Star Studded Farewell Party

Our very own Solange Knowles graced the stage at President Barack Obama’s farewell party with many familiar faces in attendance. The moment in which Solange took to instagram to marvel in, only comes once in a lifetime―if at all. She captioned her post, “The sound check of life…Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even…

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Solange To Join Angela Davis, Alice Walker And Donald Glover At Alternative Inauguration Event

Our boss lady Solange is scheduled to perform at Peace Ball on January 19th. The event said to be an “alternative celebration” to the festivities surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration will be held at the National Museum of African American History & Culture from 8pm-1am. The founders of Busboys and Poets have put together this nonpartisan event to honor…

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Saint Heron To Host First Proclamation! of 2017 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles! We are sliding through your city with another PROCLAMATION! event. Next Friday, January 13th at 8pm, come prepared to leave your woes on the dance floor and your manifesto at the door. We’ll have Kyle Woods and DJ Zo providing the tunes and good vibes. Tell a friend or two and meet us…

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D.R.A.M. Partners With PETA In New Broccoli-inspired Ad

Big Baby D.R.A.M. is the latest artist to partner with PETA in a cruciferous-themed campaign that promotes healthy eating habits. The ad plays off his hit single “Broccoli” which features Lil Yachty and shows the Virginia native splitting a large serving of broccoli with friends who share the same enthusiasm for the vegetable. D.R.A.M. joins a roster…

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NxWorries Release Live “Sidepiece” Visual

Producer Knxwledge and singer-songwriter Anderson .Paak have shared a new visual for their collaborative endeavor as NxWorries. The Los Angeles-based duo recorded a live performance style visual for an early version of “Sidepiece” for Stones Throw’s “Dungeon Sessions.” The song explores fighting temptations while contemplating settling down. The tune rides a smooth wave while .Paak…

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Nigerian Artist Fred Martins Uses Afro Combs To Celebrate African Activists

Nigerian artist Fred Martins is pushing creative boundaries. In a series entitled Orange, Black And Freedom, he sheds light on the historical use of the afro comb while highlighting a few African activists. Included in the series are none other than Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Fela Kuti, Martin Luther King Jr. and Patrice Lumumba. These…

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Third Sneaker Collaboration With Reebok

Kendrick Lamar teamed up with Reebok to add his personal touch to the brand’s Club C model. This is the Compton native’s third collaboration with the company thus far. In true Kendrick fashion, the black and white patterned acid-washed denim sneakers are said to represent equality. “Now more than ever it is important for individuals…

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