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Kidz Bop is the Death of Civilization (from the Car Chronicles)

Kidz Bop is the Death of Civilization (from the Car Chronicles) by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Damn this satellite radio; Damn this Kidz Bop station. Damn the fact that this little girl is now old enough to have programmed the Kidz Bop station on the satellite radio. Show More Summary

Donald Byrd--"I've Longed and Searched For My Mother" (1965)

William Claxton: "Donald Byrd on the 'A' Train" (1959) Dr. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 -2013) is most remembered for the funky sides he dropped with the Mizell Brothers in the 1970s--"(Fallin Like) Dominoes"...Show More Summary

"This is Your Life" (1971) -- Happy 80th Birthday to Mr. Billy Paul

Best known for the classic "Me and Mrs. Jones," Billy Paul is a sophisticated balladeer ("Love Buddies") and politically astute vocalist ("Am I Black Enough for You?") who many mistakenly believe was a one-hit wonder. One of the quintessential voices of the Philly Soul Sound, here Mr. Paul interprets Jimmy Webb's "This is Your Life."

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege by Heather Ann Thompson | Huffington Post All day people gathered, waiting, daring to hope, that maybe this time black lives would matter. Minutes passed. Then hours. And, asShow More Summary

New Fundraising Campaign Seeks To Preserve Sacred Land Of Pe’ Sla

Just over two years after the first fight to save sacred Native land in South Dakota, a new fundraising drive seeks to complete the drive to keep Pe’Sla — “the Heart of everything” — in indigenous hands. The campaign, organized by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, seeks to raise $500,000 by Nov. Show More Summary

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Attica Prison, 1971 Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried Aboutby Heather Ann Thompson | @hthompsn | Huffington Post Many reports out this week warn that if the grand jury sitting in the Darren Wilsoncase decides not to indict, there will likely be violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Chicago Winds…: The Return of Dave Hollister by Mark Anthony Neal

Chicago Winds…: The Return of Dave Hollister by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Jesus picked up the pieces | of my broken heart | He made me a new vessel | he revived my soul again” -- “ The Broken Vessel ”...Show More Summary

Museum Opening--Fahamu Pecou: GRAV·I·TY (December 12, 2014 - February 14, 2015)

Fahamu Pecou, Phoenix, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist Fahamu Pecou Fahamu Pecou: GRAV·I·TY 2013/2014 Working Artist Project (WAP) Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2014 - February 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, December 12th /Show More Summary

NYPD Launches Investigation into Viral Subway Brawl Video 

Over the weekend, a subway brawl video was uploaded to YouTube, and has now gone viral. The video, captured on the F train in New York City has now sparked an investigation from the NYPD, according to the New York Daily News.

Trailer: 'Fit the Battle'--A Commemoration of the Life and Legacy of Paul Robeson

Fit the Battle is a performance, commemoration and film created for Peekskill, NY that honors singer, Civil Rights activist, actor and athlete Paul Robeson and his celebrated baritone voice. The piece uses monumental sculpture and aShow More Summary

What Hollaback’s Viral Video, George Zimmerman’s Trial & Twilight Have in Common

What Hollaback’s Viral Video, George Zimmerman’s Trial, and Twilight Have in Common by Kimberly B. George | @kimberlybgeorge | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) By now you, like 27 million people, have probably seen the video : a woman walking around for 10 hours in New York. Show More Summary

Left of Black S5:E7: Crowdfunding Black Creative Vision

Left of Black S5:E7: Crowdfunding Black Creative Vision Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Felicia Pride, writer and producer of the short film The End Again, which stars Columbus Short and Tanee McCall-Short. Show More Summary

New Music: Victoria Monét Releases “Nightmares & Lullabies” Act I

Shawty got that fie... Victoria Monet Releases “Nightmares & Lullabies” Act 1 EP We’ve been loving Victoria Monét since we first heard her sing “Malice In Wonderland” and have been happy to see her success as she’s gained placements

Black Panther and Beyond: The (potential) Winners And Losers of Marvel’s Phase 3

By Arturo R. García It was easy to approach Marvel Entertainment’s Phase 3 announcement Tuesday morning somewhat skeptically. After all, the 24 hours leading into it were consumed by the rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as Doctor Strange. Show More Summary

Strong Swirly Love: California Man Plans Extravagant Marriage Proposal For 17 Months To Wed Long Distance Becky Boo

She got herself a good one! California Black Man Plans Marriage Proposal To White Girlfriend Via Candle Light Films reports: A lifelong romantic, Levy started his proposal piggy bank at the age of 12. 17 months ago he met

Angry Bird Beef: Kenya Moore Says She Made Porsha Stewart Relevant By ‘Riding Her Coattails’ And Porsha Claps Back!

Kenya vs. Porsha round 293885600! Kenya Moore Says She Made Porsha Stewart Relevant In New Interview RHOA star Kenya Moore did a recent interview with Enstarz about the hit reality show and discussed her nemesis Porsha Stewart’s recent relevancy after

On DC Entertainment, Cyborg, And Going Back To The Afrofuture

By Arturo R. García DC Entertainment scored a rare PR victory over archrival Marvel over the weekend when it announced its upcoming slate of films. At first glance, this latest take on the DC movie universe instantly puts Marvel’s to shame when it comes to inclusion. Show More Summary

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