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Soulja Boy Needs Mentors, Not a Boxing Match [OPINION]

An industry insider takes a look at Souja Boy's fall and says he needs support, not spectators.

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25 Best Sex Songs

Sex is a part of life. In hip-hop and R&B, rappers and singers have never been afraid to express themselves sexually in a song -- they get right to the point.

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Stic of dead prez Talks Donald Trump, Eating Healthy and the Power to ‘Awaken’

'The powers that be don't fear the angry, sick and lethargic masses--that just feeds into the system's statistics.'

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Keke Palmer On Sean Garrett, Repping for the Chicago Bears and Introducing ‘Lauren’

'Lauren' speaks on the new project, her childhood and loving fitness.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ is a Necessary Look at Nat Turner as an American Hero

Nate Parker's film challenges us all to re-think how we view our present and our past.

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‘Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black:’ Public Enemy’s Urgent Fourth Album Is as Timely as Ever

Public Enemy's scorching response to tabloid attention, mainstream radio, corporate exploitation and race relations turns 25.

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Solange’s ‘A Seat At The Table’ Is Bold, Deeply Personal and Beautifully Black

'A Seat At The Table' is about self-love in a space that often seeks to destroy, demean and denigrate the souls of black folks, specifically women.

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‘The Low End Theory’ Announced A Tribe Called Quest as Hip-Hop’s Foremost Auteurs

A Tribe Called Quest's classic 2nd album turns 25.

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We Don’t Need More Conversations: Terence Crutcher’s Killing and Empty ‘Dialogue’

After what happened in Tulsa, no one who wants change should need more 'convincing.'

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Colin Kaepernick, Performance Patriotism and the Great American Lie

Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is angering Americans--which is why it needed to happen.

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