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Go Tell it on the Mountain

David Sable | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
David Sable

We are so jaded and skewed in our thinking that true creativity is being stymied and atrophied because we don't get that digital isn't everything.

ONE ON ONE: 5 Minutes With John Forte On What A 14-Year Prison Sentence Taught Him

Katherine Keating | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

Since his release from prison, Forte has become an activist for criminal justice reform, and is particularly passionate about America's juvenile justice system. "I saw the worst reflection of our society as evidenced in our prison system," he says. "We are hemorrhaging right now."

Listening: A Conversation With Ben Taylor Plus His Exclusive Video "America"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"New artists should just be honest. Honesty comes across so clearly and plainly in music as far as when I listen to it. The main thing that rings poorly in a song that I hear is people writing things that they don't really feel, you know, making it up, phoning it in."

'The Black Power Mixtape': Who's Telling You Your Stories?

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

Left neglected in a Swedish TV station's cellar for 30 years, Black Power Mixtape includes "socially conscious" artists and a sweet soundtrack crafted by ?uestlove... what was there not to love? How about everything minus the soundtrack?

John Forte: 'I Am Not A Victim'

John Forte | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices
John Forte

I am not a victim. At least, that is what I told myself during the seven years that I sat in federal prison. When my 14-year sentence was commuted by President George W. Bush in 2008, my new life began.

HuffPost Exclusive: Carole King & James Taylor VIDEO and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Simon & Garfunkel Songs Played At SummerStage Gala

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SummerStage celebrated its 25th anniversary with a host of musicians playing songs from Simon & Garfunkel's body of work. Mayor Bloomberg and Art Garf...

Music Unites Youth Choir Records Original Song at Tainted Blue Recording Studio

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Music Unites Youth Choir was given the opportunity this past week through New York charity Music Unites to visit Tainted Blue Recording Studio in ...

MUSIC UNITES CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city s...

Forte, Fund Manager, Admits To $80M Ponzi Scheme

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA — A solo fund manager pleaded guilty Friday to operating an $80 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 70 victims, including...

New Year, New Administration, More Clemency

Jason Flom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Flom

Obama ran on a campaign promise of change. He can begin by using the pardon power generously to correct as many individual cases of injustice as possible.

President Bush Commutes John Forte's Sentence: A Close Friend is Coming Home

Camilla Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Camilla Field

As I sit here still in shock that John will soon be home, I can't help but think about the thousands of individuals whose well deserving cases weren't considered for a pardon or commutation.