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Gil Scott Heron

I Contain Multitudes: Brian Martinez

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Diane Luby Lane

Their team didn't make the finals, or even the semifinals, but there was something about his performance, his intenseness, his citing Emily Dickinson with grit. The clip was so short, just a few words; no one would even know that he was performing Emily Dickinson...but I would know.

The Magic Of Meshell Ndegeocello

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's fair to say that, in our age of digitized apathy and carefully-curated online inertia, you can add singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello to that long line of creative polymaths who have not only injected vital energy into the culture but repeatedly spoken truth to power.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2014)

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In 1970, the late jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron wrote "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," which became an anthem for the black power movement. His thoughts remain relevant. I've broadened the context and updated the prose.

Republic Wireless: Game Changer in Revolution against AT&T & Verizon

Don McNay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...

When a Rapper's Actions Speak Louder Than His Words -- A Tribute to Yasiin Bey's Bravery

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

While most rappers shoot videos with beautiful women, fancy cars and jewels, Bey was strapped up, held down and gagging as a feeding tube was inserted up his nose.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

Whitey on the Moon, Again?

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

It seems there might be a new space race on, and some people think it's a gas! But hold on, before we get too lost in star-gazing, I thought we still had a few problems on Earth...

2011 Year-End Video Performance Review

Michael Vazquez | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

This is not a year-end list -- the headline says it all -- herewith, two dozen filmed performances.

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

The Revolution Will Be Jazz: Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Music Of Gil Scott-Heron

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The Revolution Will Be Jazz is certainly a noble homage to Gil Scott-Heron and his work. Mr. Ruffin should be proud of the results. With this album Mr. Gates has successfully ventured into new ground.

Peace Go With You, Brother:
Meshell Ndegeocello Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron

Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

Meshell Ndegeocello sounds relaxed on Friday afternoon as she drives down to New York City to perform at the Blue Note tonight and Saturday night. ...

Gil Scott Herron's 'Revolution,' Remixed

Posted 10.01.2011 | Black Voices

Sarah Jones, the acclaimed playwright and actress, riffs on Gil Scott Herron's famous poem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." WATCH:...

WATCH: The Untelevised Revolution: A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Patrick Pressl | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

On May 27th, poet/singer/songwriter/activist Gil Scott-Heron passed away at the age of 62. Scott-Heron, perhaps best known for his spoken-word piece "...

'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' Writer Dies

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — The author of the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – which helped pioneer sounds that would fuse to become rap &ndas...

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Entertainment and Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The phenomenon of TV personalities throwing their own "rallies" certainly breaks new ground in both the political arena and the entertainment world -- politics has truly become indistinguishable from show business.

Apple and iPhone 4: The Revolution Will Be Televised

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Simon Maxwell Apter

After updating my iPhone to the iOS 4 operating system, the device quickly transformed itself from the pride of my pocket into an utter joke.

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Beth Orton, She & Him And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assig...

"That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine": The Mother of All Father's Day Playlists

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I will always believe that the gift of music is more beautiful and powerful than even the nicest tie or pen set. So here's my musical gift for all of the other dads out there in Huffington Post-land.

The Return of Gil Scott-Heron

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

Anyone familiar with the 1974 line "The revolution will not be televised," or the many subsequent uses of that ubiquitous cultural marker, is familiar...

Economic Intelligence: 5 No-Brainer Risks

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

It's time to broaden our network of town hall meetings to turn national economic security problems into global sustainable solutions.

Reflections on Graham Nash's Reflections Box Set

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Nash's trademark high harmony vocals and impressive writing talents fluidly traverse the box set's newly-mastered, 64 tracks with career highlights... and remixes galore.

John McCain's Greatest Misses

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's hard to understand how McCain can pretend that he is doing anything other than chasing the polls -- and the oil and nuclear industry's increasingly abundant lubrication of his campaign.