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Indivisible Man

By Cheo Tyehimba Taylor In 2010, when I set out to launch a national storytelling project that would employ the talents of our best and brightest Black male media makers, I envisioned a program that would extol the lesse...
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Enter Wu-Tang’s 20th Birthday

Reminiscing on the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut, Michael A. Gonzales wonders if it was all so simple then The recent 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s groundbreaking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)...

K-K-K-anye West Has Gone South

(Photo credit by Complexmag.com) By Zoe Spencer I am compelled to create this blog in response to an email sent by a dear friend illustrating Kanye West’s latest antic. I am sitting in my bed all the way in Chengdu, &hel...
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You Know What? Kanye West is a Genius.

(Photo credit by Complexmag.com) by Mia Legg I met Kanye West when I was ten years old. He didn’t smile or look me in the eyes and he spoke with someone else as he signed an autograph for me. In …
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Why He Mattered

By Michael Gonzales As the premiere Black painter of the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat came to prominence in the art world during the early 1980s. A Brooklyn native whose mama used to take him to museums when h...
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Able Ferrara: My King of New York

By Michael Gonzales Recently I was working on an essay for the upcoming One More Robot number 12 (http://issuu.com/onemorerobot/docs/issue11) about one of my favorite filmmakers, the always gruff Abel Ferrara. While The ...
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When Isn’t It Time for the 3 F’s?

By Maisha Conze What are the 3 F’s you might ask? Why they’re 3 of our favorite things. I’m talking Food, Fuckery, & Fashion. Let’s go directly to Fuckery, as I’m sure your insides quivered when you read it. Crass? H...

Thomas…Without a Doubt

  By Lleucu Siencyn I came to New York this spring as Chief Executive of Literature Wales www.literaturewales.org to find out if New York wanted to join in the celebrations for Dylan Thomas’ centenary in 2014. The W...