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Rob Fields
Rob Fields is an award-winning marketing industry ex-account guy (GM, Honda, Toyota, Burger King, and IBM) who is passionate about looking at societal changes through the lenses of marketing, business and contemporary culture.
In addition to HuffPo, he writes for and

In 2011 he curated the first NBI Festival, a TED-inspired event that showcased what's new and next in global black culture. The Festival is an outgrowth of the work he's done since 2007 via his online magazine, Bold As Love.
Rob grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two children.

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All views expressed here are his own and do not reflect the opinions or perspectives of current or past employers.

Entries by Rob Fields

"Window Seat" or Much Badu About Nothing

(56) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 7:19 PM


Around the internet, folks have been buzzing about Erykah Badu's latest video "Window Seat," in which the singer strips naked as she strolls through downtown Dallas. And the reviews, from what I've seen, have been mostly positive, with many people praising Badu for her...

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Real Alternatives for the Grammys' "Urban/Alternative" Category

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 11:16 AM


The Grammys happen in a couple of weeks. Though it may be a fun show to watch, the Urban/Alternative category still leaves me wondering: alternative...

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"Medicine For Melancholy": Down, But Caught Out, in San Francisco

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 3:47 PM

In his assured feature debut Medicine for Melancholy, which was released on DVD today, director Barry Jenkins captures some of the potential challenges of being black and indie in the 21st century. In doing so, he has created a refreshing meditation on race, class and gentrification.

If you missed Medicine...

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Dash's BlakRoc Disses Black Rock

(15) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 5:23 PM

How can you call something “BlakRoc” when the black folks on the project only rap and the rockers are all white?

BlakRoc is the name of Damon Dash’s upcoming project, a collaboration between white rockers The Black Keys and rappers such as Mos Def, Q-Tip, Ludacris, and...

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