Modern Griots Interviews: X Black Superheroes

The New York City-based duo of Sefu Kafele and Rachel Burrell joined forces to form X Black Superheroes. Together, Kafele, the Malcolm X-inspired lyricist, and Burrell, a singer and poet with Tracey Chapman mixed with Lauryn Hill style and sound, use their music to raise awareness of  people, political, and social issues that often do […]

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The Fear of the Hood

Trayvon Martin’s death, which eerily reminds me of Emmett Till, has sparked a national outcry as well as a reminder that we still have a long way to go when it comes to race. For example, there is a tumblr page exposing the racist backlash of the black character Rue in Hunger Games, the racial […]

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Emmett Still…

Blitz the Ambassador– Emmett Still Today is the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Sadly, it is also the 56th anniversary of the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi and 56 years later, it still resonates. On June 26th in […]

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