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"The Black Tax": How America stole $275B from african-Americans

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“The Black Tax”: How America stole $275B from African-Americans

In a recent interview, I had the opportunity to delve deeper into the findings and insights presented in Andrew W. Kahrl's eye-opening book, "The Black Tax: 150 Years of Theft, Exploitation, and Dispossession in America." Kahrl uncovers the deeply rooted inequities in the American tax system and their devastating impact on African American communities. Through meticulous research and compelling narratives, Kahrl reveals a history of systemic overtaxation and discriminatory practices […]

todayMay 17, 2024

Cakes Da Killa talks new album, authenticity & challenges

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Cakes Da Killa talks new album, authenticity & challenges

Photo by Ebru Yildiz Rashard Bradshaw, better known by his stage name Cakes Da Killa, is an artist renowned for his unique fusion of hip-hop, house, and electronic dance music. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Bradshaw emerged as a prominent figure in the "queer explosion" of hip-hop music that originated in New York around 2012. His work has significantly contributed to the growing acceptance of LGBT individuals within the rap […]

todayMay 16, 2024 3

Rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

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It was a classic rap beef. Then Drake revived Tupac with AI and Congress got involved

Updated May 14, 2024 at 12:10 PM ET Rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images In late April, Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) began his testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing by doing something unusual for a stuffy institution like Congress: He played a new song from the rapper Drake. But it wasn't Drake's rap verse that Tillis felt was […]

todayMay 15, 2024

Milwaukee Public Schools needs your immediate input

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Milwaukee Public Schools needs your immediate input

This April, a critical referendum passed by a slim margin, allocating $252 million to Milwaukee Public Schools over four years. Now is a pivotal moment, and district leaders urgently need your input to share the future and ensure the district “best meets the needs of students, staff, families and community to prepare every child for success in college, career, and citizenship.” Ways to Engage and Provide Feedback to MPS According […]

todayMay 14, 2024 2

Black Music as a Bridge

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Black Music as a Bridge

Diverse styles of music by Black artists entering the mainstream have brought both great hits and important visibility to the Black diaspora and its equally diverse cultures. Since the early 2010s, Black genres outside of hip-hop & rap have been moving into the mainstream in a big way. 2014 had people chanting Youroba in clubs thanks to Nigerian artist WizKid’s hit song ‘Ojuelegba.’ North American artists like Drake dipped their […]

todayMay 14, 2024

Slick Rick is known for his eyepatch and the crowns he often wears. Janette Beckman/Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery

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The history of hip-hop, told through bling

Ghostface Killah wearing his iconic gold eagle cuff. Atsuko Tanaka/American Museum of Natural History Flavor Flav's clock. Nicki Minaj's Barbie pendant. Slick Rick's crown and eyepatch. These are famous symbols of hip-hop. But perhaps the most iconic piece of them all is Ghostface Killah's eagle cuff. The gold bracelet weighs 5 pounds and features an eagle, wings outstretched, landing on the cuff. And it's on view right now at the […]

todayMay 14, 2024

Mountain View High School will soon be known by its former name: Stonewall Jackson High School. The Shenandoah County School Board voted 5-1 to once again honor the Confederate general, whose name was originally attached to the school during the battle over racial segregation. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR

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A Virginia county board votes to restore Confederates’ names to schools

Mountain View High School will soon be known by its former name: Stonewall Jackson High School. The Shenandoah County School Board voted 5-1 to once again honor the Confederate general, whose name was originally attached to the school during the battle over racial segregation. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR The Shenandoah County School Board in Virginia will restore the names of Confederate generals Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Turner […]

todayMay 13, 2024

Childish Gambino is coming to Milwaukee later this August

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Childish Gambino is coming to Milwaukee later this August

Childish Gambino, the multi-talented artist known for his thought-provoking lyrics and genre-bending music, has announced his highly anticipated return to the stage with 'The New World Tour.'.The tour, produced by AEG Presents, will make a stop at Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum on August 14, 2024, with rising star WILLOW as the supporting act. This marks Gambino's first string of shows since 2019, and fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience […]

todayMay 13, 2024

Childish Gambino drops new album, 'Atavista,' listen

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Childish Gambino drops new album, ‘Atavista,’ listen

Childish Gambino, the musical moniker of multi-talented artist Donald Glover, has finally released his long-awaited album 'Atavista.' The project dropped earlier this morning and is an updated version of his 2020 album “3.15.20”. 'Atavista' is out now and features 11 tracks, running for approximately 55 minutes. The album includes new songs like "Human Sacrifice" and the title track, previously performed on Gambino's This is America Tour. The tracklist also features […]

todayMay 13, 2024

After a whirlwind rise, Dallas singer 4batz has released his debut mixtape, u made me a st4r. Courtesy of the artist

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A new face, and new chapter, in R&B’s unstoppable rap makeover

After a whirlwind rise, Dallas singer 4batz has released his debut mixtape, u made me a st4r. Courtesy of the artist At some point this century, all of the R&B heartthrobs had to make an adjustment. There's no pinpointing the exact moment, but you can see the gears in motion in 2012, when hip-hop's influence on neighboring genres was expanding so exponentially that Billboard was moved to create a new […]

todayMay 10, 2024

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