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Carmelo Anthony, Culture, Famous Nobodys, NBA, Style -

We’re well-versed with who Carmelo Anthony the NBA athlete is — even if we have no idea where he’s going next and who he’s going to play for. But there’s another passion brewing for Anthony. While he’s figuring out his next move as far as the world of professional basketball is concerned — and no, […]

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alvin ailey, alvin ailey american dance theater, angela bassett, black culture, black dance, cicely tyson, culture, dance, everybody dance -

How do you celebrate six decades of groundbreaking dance? If you’re the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you stage a yearlong anniversary celebration titled “Ailey Ascending,” with a star-studded gala and new ballet as its centerpiece.

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cindy hyde smith, culture, heritage, mike espy, mississippi, racism -

Racism is so embedded in Southern culture that Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith truly believes that she’s not racist; that her comment about being front row at lynching were not racist; that wanting to suppress the liberal vote is not necessarily racist or posing in Confederate artifacts is racist.

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Barber shops, ComplexCon, Culture, Grant Hill, HBO, LeBron James, The Shop -

LONG BEACH, Calif. — On the corner of “HBO” and “The Shop,” a fictional set of cross streets inside the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, stands a haven of camaraderie, conversation and, of course, cuts. Yes, at the third annual ComplexCon, there was an actual barbershop celebrating HBO’s new The Shop, which debuted in […]

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Culture, Jason Whitlock, News, Politics, Race, Roland Martin, Sports, Top Stories -

Journalist Roland Martin went head-to-head last night with FOX sports journalist Jason Whitlock in a battle of ideas, on Martin’s daily lifestream show #RolandMartinUnfiltered. The two disagreed on a lot, making for a lively debate and discussion about the source of America’s problems on everything from police brutality to racism. “There are going to be […]

The post Roland Martin and Jason Whitlock battle in debate about sports, police brutality and race (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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Amandla Stenberg, Barry Jenkins, Culture, LeBron James, Michael B. Jordan, Movies, NBA, NFL, Quincy Jones, Regina King, Television, Viola Davis, Will Smith -

Fire up your Google calendar and your Outlook — there’s plenty of dope stuff out there to plug in for your fall viewing pleasure. You may have already caught Fox’s new Rel, starring LilRel Howery, and there’s also All American starring Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z and Taye Diggs (out on The CW on Oct. 10). This […]

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culture, donald trump, donald trump is a racist, is a g, is a racist, jemele hill, race -

Jemele Hill, a black woman who remained so while on television, had a rough go of it at ESPN in the fallout of calling Donald Trump, a sho nuff white supremacist, just that. She’s reportedly set to completely sever ties with the company at the beginning of September.

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Commentary, Culture, Marvin Bagley III -

Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Lonzo Ball and Damian Lillard — the list of NBA players who’ve tried to double as MCs is extensive, to say the least. Both Kobe and A.I. should’ve just stuck to basketball, while Lonzo and Damian showed obvious skill. Before even hearing his name called at the NBA draft, former Duke […]

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Christopher Columbus, Culture, Lord Jamar, News Video, trans atlantic slave trade -

Rapper Lord Jamar has some interesting theories on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and surprisingly, none […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Culture, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, NBA, Stephen Curry -

But the allure of the game, keeps calling your name … — Jay-Z, “Allure” (2003) There’s a scene in 1992’s Juice that aces the test of time. Not the one where Bishop (played by the late Tupac Shakur) and Q (played by Omar Epps) are by their lockers in the iconic “I am crazy … […]

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Culture, Graduation, Harvard University -

A year-old article about Harvard University’s first black graduation ceremony resurfaced this week and caused a ruckus on social media. Harvard will host its first ever “black only” graduation ceremony This is racist and a disgrace to all racial progress made over the last 60 yrs MLK would be disgusted at this By the way, […]

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Bill Cosby, Culture, Kanye West, Kelis, Nas, R. Kelly, Social Media -

The good ol’ U.S.A. loves itself some celebrity drama because we’re the country that places so much value on it. And now we living in a society that never goes dark. Tweets, updates, IG captions, investigative reports, social videos, headlines, notifications, group chat gifs pop through our screens so relentlessly … very few stories even […]

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Africa, African Kingdom, African Nation, African Roots, Culture, eSwatini, king mswati, News, swaziland, Swaziland and eSwatini, Swaziland King renames country, World -

King Mswati III announced on Wednesday that he’s planning to rename the country of Swaziland. […]

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Beyonce, Coachella, Colin Kaepernick, Culture, Instagram -

As Beyoncé plans to “switch things up a bit” for her second Coachella set, the festival’s first weekend was a stark example of Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s and Colin Kaepernick’s very effective form of public yet enigmatic resistance. Both of them tend to eschew or push the boundaries of traditional media, and from the stage and […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Culture, Dance, HBCU Bands, Memes, Music -

Have you seen the video image of the Golden Girls of Alcorn State University dance troupe layered over the Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams”? If not, the “color guard” meme, as it’s called, is not hard to find. The clip of the historically black college/university (HBCU) girls squad prancing into the stadium before their school’s opening […]

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Black History, Culture, History, Museums, National Museum of African-American History and Culture, News, NMAAHC, Smithsonian, Video, Walk-Up Wednesdays -

There are few tougher tickets to get out there than to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum, which is a part of the Smithsonian Institute, has welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors since opening in 2016. Admission is free to the museum; however, it’s so popular that timed-entry passes […]

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#blackpantherfanart, black panther, chadwick boseman, chadwick boseman black panther, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Krystle Hickman, T'challa -

Ballpoint pen time-lapse video of T'Challa from @theblackpanther pic.twitter.com/JczKL6d0ap — Krystle Hickman Art (@KrystleHickman) March […]

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Africa, Anthropology Archaeology, Culture, evolution, History, Neanderthol, Opinion, Rock Art, World -

In his essay, Why Africana History?, the great scholar and historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke wrote: […]

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