Happy 12/12/12!


As we approach another year, some believe it is the end of the world — the apocalypse — but “apocalypse” means “a revealing,” so I choose to see it only as a state of transformation. Today’s date is triple digit number and the last one for a while, so let’s celebrate this moment in time […]

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Moving on the Wires: Black Weblog Awards, Andy Allo, P.OS., Tunde Olaniran…


*Voting for semifinalists begins today for the Black Weblog Awards and ends October 1. Please vote for my blog in the Best New Blog category here! *Update: On November 20th, Andy Allo will be releasing her new album Superconductor, which was executive produced by Prince and features a few songs written by him, including the […]

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The My-Stery: Let Me Ride Part 1


A few weeks ago, Melissa Harris Perry gave a segment on her show about the political, economic and historical significance of transportation in the United States. Transportation for Black communities, as well as other marginalized communities, historically have been modes of displacement and transcendence, and the lack of transportation for these communities has meant entrapment. […]

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Otherworldly Videos: Adorn


Singer Miguel released a new song, called “Adorn” from his upcoming album Art Dealer Chic: Vol. 1. A beautiful song and video! I love how the video incorporates the painting. Already some are accusing Miguel of being gay because of the video. Seriously! First, stop implying that homosexuality is wrong and implying that there are […]

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Remembering Aaliyah


This is the tenth anniversary of Aaliyah leaving us and I still miss her. Very few Hip-Hop/R&B singers today can compare to how cool she was as a singer, dancer and budding actress. To this day, I still listen to all three of her albums that she made before she passed and wonder how far […]

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