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Last night the crowd at the Grammys got a taste of what Black Lives Matter protesters have been feeling all year. Kendrick Lamar performed a transcendent rendition of “Alright,” which has become this generation’s protest anthem. From the days of blues and prohibition, Black musicians have been relaying our moods through song and melody. This…

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In just four days a Change.org petition addressed to Barbara Walters calling for the termination of Raven-Symoné’s position on “The View” has garnered nearly 125,000 signatures. Many supporters have been hopeful that someone would finally dismantle the former child actress’s public platform due to her controversial comments that have been deemed racist, insensitive and stupid.…

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While she was bred in Chicago, Tarrey Torae is a southern belle at heart. The multihyphenate artist’s earliest singing memories reach back to childhood family pastimes, but her heart’s desire at that time was to become Chicago’s first black female mayor. A political science/pre-law graduate of Mississippi Valley State Univeristy, Torae is a two-time Grammy…

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Gil Scott-Heron’s death last weekend has incited a fervor of mournful responses from hip-hop artists such as Talib Kweli, Joell Ortiz and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. Now hip-hop’s current king of conscious rap has paid his last respects to the influential spoken word artist, penning a tribute piece for Scott-Heron on his website. For…

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