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Meatless Monday: Earth Day With Eco-Chef Bryant Terry

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Earth Day just tastes better with self-described eco-chef Bryant Terry in the kitchen."I started calling myself an eco-chef in 2002,"says the author o...

New Year!! Still a N***a...

Gerard Kersey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

So as 2013 made its exit, and 2014 came in what a great feeling it was. As I was bringing in the New Year in church with family and friends, it was a ...

This Is How All Holiday Carols Should Sound

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

While holiday music is a wonderful tradition this time of year, sometimes it gets a tad bit, well... repetitive. What could help add a touch of spice ...

Millennial Raptivist Organizes Community's Voice

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'

Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Our kids listen to their music in private, an activity hidden from us like the text messages and snapchats they send to friends over their smart phones.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Steal the Spotlight in DC

Jason Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Jason Williams

What can't be questioned is that, for at least another night, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the kings of the castle, and they are flying their own independent flag.

Sorry, Slim, But Lil Wayne Is the Greatest MC Alive

Brian Penny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Penny

Unlike the classic debate over 2Pac or Notorious B.I.G. being the greatest MC ever, both Lil Wayne and Eminem are still very much in the game and cranking out hits, with each artist sitting on discographies of over 1000 tracks.

Painting Miri Ben-Ari -- Grammy Award Winning Violinist

Michael Hafftka | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Miri Ben-Ari -- who has collaborated with artists like Kanye West, Jay Z and Alicia Keys -- plays the violin. She has worked with artists in all genres of music, from soul to jazz, to hiphop and R&B, pop and dance music.

Charles Barkley Is a Role Model (Sort Of)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 10.16.2013 | Media
Andrew Cotto

Charles Barkley has become a role model Or, at least, a voice worthy of a place at the table of public discourse. He's particularly candid and refreshing when it comes to matters of race.

Jay Z's Gift To Legendary Rocker

Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment

It seems The Doors' music might not be so far off from Jay Z's rap lyrics today...at least according to the king of rap himself. Doors drummer and aut...

Triple Threat Clayton Prince

Yvonna Russell | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Actor, writer and director Clayton Prince is that rare show business commodity of talent called a triple threat. The Philadelphia native turned down a math scholarship to Temple University to pursue the entertainment business and never looked back.

A Ride With Zebra Katz - New Album

Aline Pimentel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Aline Pimentel

I met Ojay Morgan, aka Zebra Katz, back in 2012 when he invited me to style his music video. I got super excited to work with a new musician who has a such unique way of expressing his work.

How Did "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Become Such a Big Hit?

Quora | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Aaron Ellis, Former Music Critic with Artist Farm Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow a formu...

Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" and the Art of Parody

Rap Genius | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

"Bitch Bad" is a complicated grappling with misogyny in popular music and culture, and its effect on children of both genders. But what is not complicated is how Lupe feels about songs he hears on the radio.

Facebook IPO: Sizzle vs. Fizzle

Beverly Macy | Posted 07.22.2012 | Technology
Beverly Macy

I'm not a huge fan of Facebook (I'm a Twitter gal). But even I can acknowledge that something seismic has shifted in how we communicate and connect and Facebook epitomizes that -- at least right now.

Ashley Judd and Hip-Hop Culture

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Powell

Because hip-hop has been the dominant cultural expression since at least the 1980s, in America, in the world, it has also come to embody many of the worst aspects of male privilege and domination. Ashley Judd is not wrong to point this out.

Did Kanye West Create A Monster?

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mikhail Lyubansky

To some, Kanye West's new video is a defense of blackness. I wanted to see such a meaning. I looked for it, both in the lyrics and the video. I couldn't.

Blog Posts From Iran's Metal and Hip Hop Artists: Is Music the Weapon of the Future in Iran?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

While music has yet to play a public role in the protests similar to the role of artists in the Beirut Spring of 2006, they are working behind the scenes.

Obama Changes The Rap Game

Daniel Riggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Riggs

Hip-hop music has always acted as a sort of watchdog for political movement. Lyrics range from anti-American to revolutionary to ideas that encourage listeners to simply stay aware.

Do The Right Thing: Hillary for Secretary of State

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

What better message to send than to appoint as our secretary of state a woman who is already known throughout the world as a principled and gifted fighter for freedom and equality?