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Finally, a Cultural Melting Pot Too Hot for Religious Fundamentalism

Jessica Joseph | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.

PHOTOS: AfroPunk Street Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

The MTV Video Music Awards wasn't the only thing poppin' in Brooklyn this past weekend. An estimated 30,000 people turned out for the 8th annual AfroP...

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a disco-like sound of the late '70s, early '80s, the eighth track "Innocence" revs up the dance vibe again to lead us into the ninth track on the album, "Sleeping Disorder," a slow build-up to an emotional frenzy reflecting his turmoil that results in his insomnia.

Bad Brains Isn't Banned In DC Anymore

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

Fans of the legendary Washington, DC-based Black punk group Bad Brains are eagerly awaiting Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan's documentary "Band in DC."...

Dash's BlakRoc Disses Black Rock

Rob Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fields

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

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

Rob Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fields

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 compared to what?