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Moonlight: a poem not only for Black Men

by Tayllor Johnson Before actually seeing the film, social media and my friend group were already abuzz with “Moonlight” praises. I was told this film brought to light a narrative rarely explored in mainstream cinema, th...
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Kurt Cobain at 50: Come As You Are, Stay As You Were

By Allen Callaci  Pushing a squeaky shopping cart stocked with a dented box of Rice Krispies, a gallon of milk and a tube of Crest toothpaste in the express lane at the local Stater Brothers is the last place one &hellip...
Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Higher Ground

By Leslie Lyons This is all so unnecessarily complicated. How we live as a people together; how we live as women, how we live as men, how we raise our children and how we are inspired by chosen leaders, heroes … <...
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Sighing Eternally in a Leonard Cohen Afterworld

By Allen Callaci What you are about to read started out as review of Leonard Cohen’s new album, You Want It Darker. The first lines of that review were to have gone roughly like this: On his latest release, You … ...
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The BK NATION Interview with Poet Clint Smith

By Risa Dixon Clint Smith is a refreshing young soul who wants to share his experiences growing up as a Black man in America, and educate others on the fact that being Black is multi-dimensional.  His writing has been pu...
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2016 With A Bullet

By Leslie Lyons My hero is and always will be Muhammad Ali. For all the obvious reasons, yes, but also because I am from Louisville, KY, and my father was a Golden Gloves champion at age 17, training with Joe …
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Gene Wilder: More Than A Meme

By Olivia Jordan I’m ashamed to admit that even as a self-proclaimed comedy nerd, I didn’t know much about the legend Gene Wilder. Like many young people, I vaguely recognized him as the “other guy,” the actor who played...
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I Love You “Stranger Things”… Now Please Just Go

By Allen Callaci I fell harder for Stranger Things this year than any other TV show. How can one not? If my adolescent subconscious had been given the power to create a TV show back in 1983, Stranger Things would &hellip...