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Faces from the Block: Brazil Meets the Bronx to Promote Healthy Living

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

These artworks depict friends and family from Flores' youth, as seen through the lens of time and distance, based on stories about life in the South Bronx during the fire years of the 1960s.

Questlove Was Only 16 When He Was Held At Gunpoint By Police

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

You can always count on Questlove to keep it real.   The Roots drummer -- who is now also the executive music producer for the "Roots"...

Azealia Banks Slams VMAs, Says 'America Doesn't Like Opinionated Black Women'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

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How This Hip-Hop Pioneer Demanded Her Place In The Industry

OWN | Posted 07.23.2015 | OWN

The music industry isn't always the most supportive community -- but female rapper MC Lyte is doing her part to change that. She's come to the defense...

We Need These Old-School Baseball Cards Featuring Hip-Hop Legends

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Hip-hop and baseball have blended well in the past -- remember when 50 Cent's infamously terrible first pitch received its own commemorative baseball...

Get Free: Hip Hop Civics Education: The Architect of the New Civil Rights Movement

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Sheena C. Howard

Scholars remind us that courses within the humanities that connect current sociopolitical concerns juxtaposed with the need to educate an increasingly diverse student population is key to the future of higher education.

The Secret To Unlocking J.R. Smith's Best Work Is A New Lil Wayne Album, According To Math

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports

Known as one of the NBA's streakiest and most confounding players, J.R. Smith has one thing in this world that can truly bring out his absolute best. ...

Chicago Rapper Chief Keef: The New King of The Blues?

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

On May 14, 2015, the world lost blues legend Riley B. King, also known as B.B. King who wowed the world with his soothing, somber Delta Blues that connected new generations with the lingering pain of struggles rooted in the Deep South.

The Musical Evolution of Chuckie

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Diverging from his roots in techno and tech house, Chuckie has also been releasing a series of EPs with ChildsPlay titled Traphall. Though he will still often play techno and tech house during his live sets, he is perpetually striving to expand his sonic horizons.

Lots Of Canadians Don't Want Kanye West To Close The Pan Am Games

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports

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An MTV 'Cribs'-Style Tour Of Pluto

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy

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Cultural Appropriation: It's Not About Kylie Jenner's Braids

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

The moment mainstream media respectfully recognizes, acknowledges and represents the source, purpose, and most importantly the people behind different cultures, rather than reduce it to just costumes or hot trends, is the moment we can begin to define "cultural exchange."

Marvel Salutes Hip-Hop With 50 Variant Covers Paying Homage to Classic Albums Covers

Indiewire | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Marvel is having fun with a new series of more than 50 variant covers that are all homages to classic hip-hop album covers. ...

Don't Call Them Oldies

Sara Goldstein | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Go ahead, kids. Stage your fruitless protests. I can easily sing Pamela Long's hook of "Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can't you see/Sometimes your words just hypnotize me" right over your dissenting little voices.

Afropunk Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival + Additions to NYC Lineup

Timothy Tukes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

D'Angelo and The Vanguard will headline Atlanta's inaugural AFROPUNK Fest this fall. The Grammy-award winning artist will perform aside other alternative urban artists like Flying Lotus, Santigold, and Tyler, The Creator, in Atlanta's Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 3rd and Sunday, Oct. 4th.

Detroit Emcee/Producer Denaun Porter Reminiscences About His Early Days in Hip-Hop

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.08.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to chat with Denaun Porter. We talked about those early years in hip-hop and the struggles that came with it that he still deals with, along with what he learned from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Big Proof and J. Dilla.

Eminem Puts Punch Into Message with "Phenomenal"

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

While others wish to send the monster back under his bed, I won't. I want him to stay right out in front of our eyes. And I want critics to really turn an ear to their own sidestepping rhetoric.

Hip-Hop Artist Tech N9ne Speaks of Collaborations With Eminem and Others Along With His War Between Good and Evil

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Tech N9ne is like a blueprint for how hip-hop artists should go about building their own empire. Tech N9ne has made mistakes in his past and he's learned from it, but through all of those obstacles raised a man who's been able to construct one of the best indie record labels in the music industry with Strange Music.

Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Not too many musicians can reach the sonically creative, innovative and unprecedented heights Missy Elliott has managed. Although younger generations ...

Can I Love Hip-Hop and Not Hate Women?

Rich Hawkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Rich Hawkins

No man should consider women as disposable, irrelevant or only as sexual playthings, even if he can sell a million copies of the track by doing so. I guess all I'm saying is let's drop some feminism into hip-hop.

Tavis Smiley: Killer Mike on Why Blacks Should Stop Forgiving and Start Demanding Action

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by Michael Render, a.k.a. "Killer Mike." The prolific rapper and influential activist is one half of the popular hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, whose critically acclaimed album, Run the Jewels 2, was hailed by Rolling Stone as the "best rap album of 2014."

50 Cent Explains Why It Doesn't Matter That You Hate Floyd Mayweather

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Arrogance is nothing new to boxing. In fact, it's a part of the game. Getting in your opponent's head months before a fight is nearly a tradition. Get...

ONE Musicfest 2015 Lineup: Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Janelle Monae, A$AP Rocky and more

Timothy Tukes | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Black music is celebrated all June for Black Music Month. However the celebration is back this fall, earlier this month ONE Musicfest announced its 2015 lineup. Grammy-award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rocky, and Janelle Monae are some of the big headliners at the Southeast's largest urban alternative music festival.

How Great Is Rakim Without Eric B? Also, Let's End Party Talk. Good. Real Good.

Uncle Louie | Posted 06.26.2015 | Black Voices
Uncle Louie

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "party talk"? If you take it literally, you may think it's what you do when you are at a party and talking...that would be too easy. I want to educate the masses, enlighten them to what party talk is and hopefully, eliminate it entirely.

New Documentary Traces The History And Legacy Of Hip-Hop Fashion

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop...