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Powerful Exhibit by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Examines Urgency of Missing Black Women

A collection of one hundred drawings of missing Black women by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle at the California African American Museum sheds light on the thousands who disappear every year in the United States. The exhibit consists of Hinkle’s notebook-size contour drawings of Black women in black ink that represent thousands of Black women who have…

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Two California Students Overturn Their School’s Attempt to Censor Black Lives Matter Article

Thinking back to your high school days, how high did activism fall on your list of concerns and priorities? In the case of 16-year-old Vanessa Mewborn and 17-year-old Ariana Coleman, The Black Lives Matter movement and the right to free speech meant much more to them than the approval of their school principal. The school made…

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Pharrell Set to Produce Musical Film ‘Atlantis’ Based on Childhood

After producing Hidden Figures, Pharrell Williams and Fox Studios have reconnected for yet another endeavor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox studios picked up Atlantis, a musical film inspired by the mega-producer’s childhood. Marking Pharrell’s second production with Fox and a follow up to Roxanne Roxanne, which debuted in January at Sundance, the project is said to…

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PJ Morton Resists Conformity in “Claustrophobic” Visual

NOLA’s own PJ Morton has shared a cleverly metaphoric visual for the Pell-assisted “Claustrophobic.” As he begins a normal day, the R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and instrumentalist finds himself bombarded by the pressure, attempted persuasion and sometimes praise of label executives, fans, industry peers and others. Through lyrics that directly deny any desire to be boxed in,…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Pays Homage to Usher with ‘BJTCK: A Tribute To The Anniversary Of Usher’s Confessions’

I remember being pretty enamored by Usher’s 2004 Confessions. Selling over 10 million copies and garnering three Grammy awards, one being Best Contemporary R&B Album, it’s safe to say I wasn’t alone in my beliefs. Even in my youth, I recognized the value of flawless musical arrangement, lyricism and passion, and the novelty of a full length album posing…

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Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels Opens We Buy Gold in Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy based gallerist, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels opened up the doors to We Buy Gold in the heart of Brooklyn’s beloved neighborhood to serve as a roving gallery space for showcasing exhibitions, projects, and events. Within their walls and locations in New York, Bellorado-Samuels told The Cut that she hopes the space is not only one for the community’s artists, curators and writers,…

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The Dance Theatre of Harlem Brings Life to Art in Short Film

With their spring season around the corner, the Dance Theatre of Harlem collaborated with the ethereal India.Arie to create High Above, a short film awakening the power of dance. Written by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, the short follows a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother…

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The Internet Demands Action to #FindOurGirls

An alarming amount of young Black and Latina girls have gone missing in the greater Metropolitan area of Washington D.C. Until today, national coverage of the alarming disappearances didn’t exist. But when the internet erupted with demands for media coverage, that changed. Over 500 girls have disappeared from D.C. since the beginning of 2017, and…

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Jay Z is Set to Produce Docuseries & Film about Trayvon Martin

The poetic rapper, Jay Z a.k.a Sean Carter, known for his clever lyricism about hustling and being Black in America has more to say, and it isn’t through music. Following up the six-part docuseries about the late Kalief Browder, the mogul has plans to release a new docuseries and a narrative film with the Weinstein Company…

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GoldLink Drops Long-Awaited Debut Album, ‘At What Cost’

After announcing the project eight days prior, GoldLink stays true to the release date and dropped his long-awaited debut album, At What Cost. A follow up to 2015’s And After That, We Didn’t Talk, the 14-track project features guest appearances from Wale, Jefe, formerly known as Shy Glizzy, Steve Lacy, Jazmine Sullivan, Kaytranada, and more. Over the past few…

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Blood Orange Gives a 3-for-1 Special in Short Film feat. “With Him,” “Best to You” & “Better Numb”

Blood Orange released a nine-minute video comprised of three tracks from last year’s Freetown Sound including “With Him,” “Best to You” and “Better Numb.” The short film is self-edited and directed by Dev Hynes, along with directorial help from Luke Gilford. Empress Of makes a guest appearance to sing her part of the film’s second track “Best to You,” accompanied…

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Solange to Perform at Mo Pop Festival in Detroit

With all the incredible festival season lineups pouring in, Saint Heron is proud to share the news that our very own Solange Knowles has added another performance date to her list of stops. On July 29th and 30th, Michigan’s famous Motor City will host Mo Pop Festival at West RiverFront Park where Solo will be…

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