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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

Bridge to Black Power: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee, addressing a news conference, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1966. (I’ve added video of Black Power advocate Kwame Ture, then known as Stokely Carmichael. In it, Dr. Powell refers to Charles Sumner Stone, his chief assistant.)
Dr. Powell, pastor of Harlem’s historic Abyssinian Baptist church,Read more…

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N.B.U.F the national black united front pt.1

The National Black United Front (NBUF) is an African-American organization formed in the late 1970s in Brooklyn, New York.
It has been described as Christian, Left-leaning, somewhat Black nationalist and to work in the tradition of the Million Man March and Malcolm X. The organization had its 30th annual convention on July 16 to 19, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.Read more…

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Blues Talk 11 – the blues revival and the Black Arts movement

Eleventh of twelve informal lectures in which blues scholar and musician Adam Gussow discusses the history, sociology, philosophy, and cultural politics of the blues.
Gussow, an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, is the author of three books on the blues: Mister Satan’s Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (1998), Seems Like Murder Here:Read more…

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Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently instituted measures meant to limit or altogether delete the taking of selfies. But you can’t tell that to multimedia artist, Rafia Santana, with the debut of herSELFiEexhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

The Black Power Movement

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