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The Movement for Black Lives is Full of Elders, But Maybe Not Old People

Derecka Purnell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Derecka Purnell

Elders ask questions and learn how to build intergenerational movements, even when they do not understand younger generations. Elders build. Old people? They die. They judge and die. I submit that they kill young people in the process.

In A Summer Of Protest, Kendrick Lamar Hits The Black Soul The Hardest

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a traumatic year for black people in America. We've been bombarded with deaths -- and thanks to social media, every time...

Most WTF Moment, Best Cover, Worst Stage: Outside Lands 2015 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

In an attempt to avoid the post-OSL slump (remind us when 2016 tickets go on sale...?), we're taking a look back at the most memorable performances, foods, outfits and more.

I Just Can't Get Down With Hip-Hop Anymore

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

There is a sort of classism in rap now. Now rappers act like R&B divas when comparing how many units their music sales as if that has ever actually bared any legitimacy to their skills within the genre.

Kendrick Lamar's Theology of Alright

Stanley T. Talbert | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Stanley T. Talbert

If you have seen Kendrick Lamar's latest music video, "Alright," then you know it is arguably one of the most epic music videos of all time. Lamar's "Alright" gives you a lift of hope in the midst of perpetual antipathy for black and brown human lives in our world today.

Fade to White: Examining the "Cultural Smudging" Effect On Black Music

EBONY.com | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.

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...

Review: Tame Impala, Currents

Judah Joseph | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

Three years after Lonerism's astounding and critical success, Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back with one of the year's most heavily-anticipated albums.

Kendrick Lamar Has Been Sued Over 'The Blacker The Berry' Artwork

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

“The Blacker the Berry” is Kendrick Lamar at his best, a lyrical firebomb and fitting climax to his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfl...

Kendrick Lamar To Fox News Host: 'How Can You Take A Song That's About Hope And Turn It Into Hatred?'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar’s opening performance of his new single “Alright” at this year’s annual BET Awards sparked some debate over at Fox News last we...

Pop Culture Highs And Lows Of 2015 Thus Far

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment

We were pretty bored around the midway point last year, but 2015 has given us more than enough to celebrate (and condemn). It's been a wild six months...

Kendrick Lamar's 7- Minute Video For 'Alright' Is A Must-Watch

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

Two days after his opening performance at this year’s annual BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar unleashed the video for his song “Alright." Produced b...

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"

Make Your Side Hustle Your Main Hustle

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Baudouin

Anthony Demby, has worn many hats in the music business for over 18 years. From working on campaigns at labels like Mercury, Arista, and Def Jam, to music supervising soundtracks for Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, to being an artist manager influencing the rise of John Legend and Childish Gambino.

Ice Cube Is Reuniting N.W.A. For Their First Show In 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment

Get ready for some major hip-hop throwbacks this summer. Ahead of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," set to open in August, Ice Cu...

Kendrick Lamar Visits High School That Praised His Work

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar's latest album "To Pimp A Butterfly" has received rave reviews from critics and has even served as inspiration for one high school Engl...

Watch Kendrick Lamar's Stunning Performance On 'Ellen'

MTV News | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar made a rare TV appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday (May 27), treating fans to a stunning live rendition of “The...

Listen To Kendrick Lamar And Lady Gaga's 'Party Nauseous'

www.vulture.com | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's storied, unreleased collab that was supposed to be on "good kid m.A.A.d city" has finally — roughly three years later...

Kendrick Lamar Receives 'Generational Icon' Award From California State Senate

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Black Voices

In less than 10 years, Kendrick Lamar has managed to ascend through music as one of today’s most revered hip-hop lyricists. On Monday, the 27-ye...

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week. This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of m...

To Pimp the Black Woman: On Kendrick Lamar's Limited Black Liberation

Raquel Willis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Raquel Willis

In the jazz-laden track, the woman represents the pressures and expectations that white America places on the black man. It's an ill-favored conflation of the relationship between black men and black women -- suggesting that in America, black men suffer an oppression that black women routinely serve to augment.

Kendrick Opens Up On Tupac's Influence In New Interview

Mass Appeal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the death of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright. And while “The Godfather of Gangsta Rap” will never be forgotten, today...

Mortal Men and the City of Baltimore

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.28.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am not a fan of violence, but I am a fan of the people being heard. Now that it has hit the fan, I pray that we open our ears to hear the cries of a people far too long trampled upon, a people who can take no more.

Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

Mic | Posted 04.17.2015 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar is terrible at social media, but on Wednesday afternoon, Top Dawg Entertainment's label boss talked Lamar into answering questions on T...

What Kendrick Lamar, Drake And Kanye West Say About The Black Experience In America

Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment

If you think about it long enough, the American Dream is not for the black man. The idea that a certain set of traits will bring you power and bounty,...