Jazz legend Herbie Hancock becomes first musician to receive Ben Franklin Medal | WHYY Jazz legend Herbie Hancock was in Philadelphia Wednesday night to accept an award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock was in Philadelphia Wednesday night to accept an award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

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I’m Not African American… I’m Black | Ebony

Facebook0Twitter0MailShahida Muhammad , Ebony What does it mean to be African American? This is a question that is quietly resurfacing in Black discourse, due to the fact that many of our people are rejecting the term as a means of identification. While African American still manages to be socially accepted, it seems many privately take […]

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Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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‘Passing for white’: how a taboo film genre is being revived to expose racial privilege | The Guardian Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, a theme little seen since the likes of Show Boat and Pinky

Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, a theme little seen since the likes of Show Boat and Pinky.

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English | The Atlantic Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.

Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn’t grow up speaking it.

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‘They put us in a little box’: how racial tensions shape modern soul music | The Guardian While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

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