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What Future’s fear of admitting his sobriety says about our unhealthy expectation for Black pain
The silent and sellout: What is the responsibility of prominent Black artists in an unjust society?
New recording seems to show XXXTentacion admitting to battery charges against pregnant girlfriend
How do you mourn an abuser?: Rapper XXXtentacion killed outside motorcycle dealership in Florida
Childish Gambino’s racially charged “This is America” draws criticism, praise
Janelle Monae confirms her queerness ahead of release of ‘Dirty Computer’
Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize
WATCH: Beyoncé turned Coachella into #Beychella and put on ‘for the culture’
Q-Tip will teach course on intersections of jazz & hip-hop at NYU this fall
Kendrick Lamar drops first single from Black Panther soundtrack ft. SZA
Lorde cancels Israel show after calls for boycott due to treatment of Palestinians
Timbaland discusses his drug addiction and depression in new interview
SZA leads women Grammy nominees with 5, dripping Black Girl Magic everywhere
Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, and Jamila Woods create a moving tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks
Drake threatened to put hands on man who kept touching women at his show
Esperanza Spalding joins Harvard University faculty
FM Supreme Drops ‘This Is Not A Drill’, Calls For Police Abolition
5 Best Albums And Mixtapes Released in May
Drake Bores Us To Tears On His New Album ‘Views’
Azealia Banks Rants on Instagram about Mental Illness and White Privilege
Denzel Curry’s ‘Imperial’ Album Is A Trapsterpiece
Five Reasons Why South by Southwest 2016 Is Extra Dope
First Lady Takes Full Feminist Form at SXSW
Anderson Paak’s ‘Malibu’ Album Brings Warm Vibes to Ease the Cold of Winter
B.o.B Has Some Different Opinions about the Shape of the Earth
Wale: The First Rapper to Open the State of the Union Address
Beyoncé Will Not Star in Biopic About Saartjie Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”
10 Christmas Songs Every Black Millennial Needs to Get in the Holiday Spirit
10 Black Queer Artists to Watch
#BlackGirlMagic: The ‘Girls Killing It’ Video from Aina More is Everything
Don’t get too excited about tech advances. Many are designed to leave Black people behind
#UnderHisEye and the erasure of Black women in the carceral system
Steve McQueen’s ‘Bear’ is an exploration of intimacies among Black men
New social media checks for visa applicants show the dangerous transformation of surveillance in the US
Richard Akuson: the ‘A Nasty Boy’ editor talks the future of his queer fashion magazine and life as an asylum seeker in the U.S.
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