Black Platforms Matter: A Conversation With Combat Jack

When I was in elementary school, a teacher introduced our class to a game called telephone. This was a fun way to teach the class how stories can be misinterpreted and presented in fractions. For a young audience, it was […]

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Sandra Bland Inspires Kimberly Mayhorn’s New Exhibit

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Upon learning of the death of Sandra Bland, visual artist


Q&A: Matt Thorne—‘Prince: The Man and His Music’

When it comes to music superstars, Prince is truly in a lane by himself; but while he has long been one of the world’s

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A Fresh Perspective on the Groundbreaking Civil Rights Doc ‘Eyes on the Prize’

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Growing up after the civil rights movement removed Chris Hastings, executive producer of WORLD Channel, from

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The Top 5 Happenings for Super Bowl 50

It is officially Super Bowl week, and San Francisco is even more abuzz with activity (and activism) than usual. With the big game between


The ‘80s: Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

In 1982, the English rock group Roxy Music released their 8th studio album, Avalon. This wound up being the band’s final album before

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Three Opportunities to Support Great Causes

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Got a few extra dollars to spare? From a soul music fan’s dream

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Rene Crowder

Rene Crowder was the adorable girl with the pretty smile who danced on Soul Train from the early to mid-1970s. She wasn’t

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Visual Artists are ‘Pushing Buttons’ in More Ways than One

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On the “A” w/Souleo

Since one of the earliest known buttons found at Mohenjo Daro in the

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Q&A: Iconic Soul Train Dancer Cheryl Song

Cheryl Song is one of the most famous and recognizable dancers from Soul Train. Her long hair, exotic outfits, and the fact

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