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Q&A: Martha Jo Black—A Dodger’s Daughter

Baseball season is almost upon us, and when it comes to African Americans and baseball “firsts,” immediately, Jackie Robinson comes to mind. Of course, while Robinson was certainly a trailblazer, another player came along who blazed trails in his own […]

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The ‘80s: The Time’s ‘What Time Is It?’

With the exclamation of the phrase “What time is it?,” Morris Day, frontman of the Minneapolis band The Time, kicks off the group’s sophomore

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Inventions by African Americans

It goes without saying that African Americans helped to build and shape this country and civilization. Many know that African Americans were responsible for

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When Music Met Politics: A Black Power Playlist

Black History Month still isn’t over, and while February brings several events–New York Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, The Grammys, The Oscars—I still


Michael Strahan: From Super Bowl to Superstar

Seriously, the only thing left for Michael Strahan to do it is cut an album, right?

After helping his NFC champion New York Giants

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Music Takes Center Stage at 2015 CIAA Tournament

Things are about to heat up in Charlotte, North Carolina the last week of February. The Queen City is hosting the annual CIAA Tournament,

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Tim Harrell

Hailing from Washington D.C., Tim Harrell was one of the most dapper dancers on Soul Train in the eighties. He had his own individual


Album Review: ‘Ibeyi’

It was only months ago, in late summer, that Afropunk introduced me and thousands of others to the thrilling sounds of French-Cuban twins Naomi


The 80s: Aretha Franklin’s ‘Jump To It’

Many artists dream of the opportunity to one day work with a person who inspired them, and for singer Luther Vandross that dream came


The 80s: Breakfast Club

When discussing the music and movies of the 1980s, there can be a bit of confusion regarding today’s entrant. 

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