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Apr 24th

Kanye West faces lawsuit over "Bound 2" sample

Kanye West faces lawsuit over Ricky Spicer was just 12 years old when he sang about being "Bound" to fall for the girl of his dreams on the 1971 album "2+2+1= Ponderosa Twins Plus One."

Now 56, the retired Cleveland native has resurfaced–not to restart his career but to defend his old work from "Yeezus."

Flo Anthony: The Deadly Stuff Players interview

Flo Anthony: The Deadly Stuff Players interviewFlo Anthony is a syndicated celebrity radio host, columnist. The first African-American woman to work in the sports, entertainment and the renowned Page Six departments of the New York Post, as well as the first African-American to pen a column in the National Examiner, her work currently appears in the New York Daily News, Resident Magazine, the New York Amsterdam News and other newspapers.

Blacktrospective 2013

Blacktrospective 2013Kam's Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema

Art Basel Miami: 2013

Art Basel Miami: 2013This blogged experience is presented by ADDAM

The Quiet Lion:
Nate and I are in a taxi, slowly getting through Miami traffic. The mood just shifted due to a text on my cell phone from my mother. Pres Mandela died today at 95. Damn. Both Nate and I are attending Art Basel Miami to network and rub shoulders with some of the who's who in the art world.

Book Review

Book Review"Extracurriculars are ruining Jack Strong's life. His parents have overscheduled his week with every afterschool activity you can think of, all on top of regular seventh-grade homework. They want him to be well-rounded and ready for college.

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)1. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race
Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard

Kalayah Jones: Hip hop artist a philanthropic spirit

Kalayah Jones: Hip hop artist a philanthropic spiritKalayah Jones, 12, is a hip-pop artist with a philanthropic spirit.

Jones strives to promote positivity through her involvement in the community and through her music. This year, she is hosting her first holiday toy drive for the women and children of St. Anne's Place. The toy drive is titled "Elmo LOL Toy Drive" and is operating now until Dec. 27.
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