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Bilal

Racism in America and Islam: Remembering Bilal

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

The personality of Bilal captures the American black experience, as I understand it, in a nutshell. His story is a narrative from slavery to freedom, from darkness to faith, from obscurity to historic centrality.

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly's Devotional Bandleader

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

To Pimp a Butterfly paints with colors that resemble, if I may use the C word, classic hip-hop -- the album feels more like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and 2Pac, all of whom made records that duck and weave in their bounce.

Prophet Muhammad's Example of Anti-Racism

Craig Considine | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

To further promote better relations between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as people of different skin colors, it is imperative that media outlets highlight Muhammad's anti-racist ethos. Rather than being a divisive figure, Muhammad is an inspiration for those working to rid the world of the evil of racism.

Why the "Art of Cool" Is the Best Festival in 2014 You Might Sleep On, Until Now - Part 1: The Lineup

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

In late April, its going down. That is, an eclectic mix of Jazz, Neo-Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop and Retro Funk for two days. Purely that. Straight, no chase...

A Sound Surreal: Why Everyone Should Hear Bilal Oliver

Jeremy Johnson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jeremy Johnson

Bilal is not new. He's not an artist finding his voice, looking for his sound, or breaking into music with reckless abandon, begging you to like him. Bilal is a professional. He is a craftsman who knows exactly what you didn't know you needed to hear.

Brennan Williams

Surrealist Painter Inspiration Behind New Album?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.14.2013 | Black Voices

Twelve years since releasing his debut album, “1st Born Second,” music crooner Bilal returns to the music scene with his latest opus, “A Love Su...

WATCH: McDonald's Drive-Thru Order Rap

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

We'd like to think that if we were the crew of McDonald's employees manning the drive-thru window when Australian rapper Bilal dropped his order on u...

5 Contemporary Soul Cyranos

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 04.01.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Male soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists have long served as Cyranos for brothers who can't seem to express the right sentiments without digging a deeper hole.