Category: Culture

07 Oct 2016
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Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’: A Bold, Poetic Meditation on Being Black in America

Solange Knowles’s first album in eight years deliberately confronts harsh truths about what it is to be black in America—and we’re all better off for it. Solange Knowles’ third full-length effort, A Seat at the Table, dropped not with a Lemonade-style bang, but with a whisper. A week ago, Solange launched a new website, inviting devotees […]

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06 Oct 2016
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Marvel’s latest Netflix star Luke Cage is TV’s first black superhero in over 20 years. And he’s bulletproof

Marvel’s latest Netflix star Luke Cage is TV’s first black superhero in over 20 years. And he’s bulletproof. Here’s why that matters. When Marvel’s Luke Cage brings the ruckus, it’s unstoppable, like a bulletproof black man, hoodie up, striding through gunfire untouched. There are shades of Shaft in that walk, and a bit of John […]

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18 Jun 2016
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Alicia Keys Shares New Song “Hallelujah” & “Let Me In” Movie Trailer

Last month, Alicia Keys debuted “Hallelujah,” the second song off her still-untitled upcoming album, while performing on Saturday Night Live, but now we’ve got its official audio. The languid, neo-gospel track sees Keys punctuating her words with sparse piano chords before handclaps and dramatic strings close out the tune. It’s all about fear, forgiveness and […]

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