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To Pimp a Butterfly @kendricklamar

By Jeremy Toback To Pimp a Butterfly is that most old school of records, a tenacious collection that demands listening. You don’t have to like it, but you have to confront it if you’re at all serious about mass culture &...
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The Beautiful Selfishness of @kendricklamar

By Ja’han Jones The weevils bored into his skin, and in tortured agony, he sat—still, awake, weighty, pained. They gnawed, nibbled, and nested within his depths until, finally, he succumbed to their agitation with frenet...
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On Patricia Arquette and Her Post-Oscar Interview

By Kellie C. Murphy Patricia Arquette, winner of last night’s Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, gave an impassioned acceptance speech. She called for equal pay for women and asked that al...
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African-American Read-In, 2015

By Dr. Jerry Ward This year, the National African American Read-In begins on Sunday, February 1, and ends on Saturday, February 28. Access “2015 National African American Rhttp://bknation.org/2015/01/will-stay/ead-In” at...
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The Herbert Holler: Coincidence, Shmoincidence

By Herbert Holler Synchronicity is the sh*t that happens when sh*t happens coincidentally but all too coincidentally to just be written off as mere coincidence. Some things in life qualify as “just coincidence,R...