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No Black Artists Had Number One Singles in 2013

No Black Artists Had Number One Singles in 2013

by Jamilah King on January 10 2014, 10:42AM

It’s the first time in Billboard’s 56-year history of tracking number one songs that not a single black artist has topped the list.

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Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2014, 4:25PM

The literary genius was 79.

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Outkast, Arcade Fire Headline This Year's Coachella Line-Up

Outkast, Arcade Fire Headline This Year’s Coachella Line-Up

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 3:15PM

Get ready.

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Artist Re-Imagines Hit Black Pop Culture Posters

Artist Re-Imagines Hit Black Pop Culture Posters

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 1:35PM

Meet Xavier Payne, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Nashville.

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You Can Add the Tupac Shakur Musical to Your Calendar

You Can Add the Tupac Shakur Musical to Your Calendar

by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 2:33PM

The show will feature some of the rapper’s most beloved songs.

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'Saturday Night Live' Adds Two Black Female Writers

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Two Black Female Writers

by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 2:06PM

Finally.

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Photo of Black Dad Styling Daughter's Hair Goes Viral

Photo of Black Dad Styling Daughter’s Hair Goes Viral

by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 11:00AM

Doyin Richards was out to make a point.

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Singer Lesedi Lo-Fi Speaks Out About Homeless Youth From Experience

Singer Lesedi Lo-Fi Speaks Out About Homeless Youth From Experience

by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 10:41AM

His debut album, “Street Faces,” centers on the plight of homeless youth and hits stores on March 11.

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Mindy Kaling Is Very Happy With Her 'Elle' Magazine Cover

Mindy Kaling Is Very Happy With Her ‘Elle’ Magazine Cover

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 3:36PM

She responded to criticism on Twitter.

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You Can Stream Del The Funky Homosapien's New Album For Free

You Can Stream Del The Funky Homosapien’s New Album For Free

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 2:00PM

Hip-hop heads, rejoice!

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Tiny Trendsetter Gives Instagram's Most Adorable Hair Tutorial

Tiny Trendsetter Gives Instagram’s Most Adorable Hair Tutorial

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 12:16PM

Riley Elle, 3, is slowly turning herself into a little fashion icon.

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Indian Grandmother Wins Marathon Barefoot, In Sari

Indian Grandmother Wins Marathon Barefoot, In Sari

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 10:28AM

So this is awesome.

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'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae Named to Forbes' 30 Under 30

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Issa Rae Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:54AM

Yeah, her grind is real.

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Five Things To Know About Sasheer Zamata, SNL's New Black Female Cast Member

Five Things To Know About Sasheer Zamata, SNL’s New Black Female Cast Member

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:36AM

The 27-year-old will make her debut on January 18.

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Google Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

Google Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd Birthday

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:05AM

The Internet did good today.

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A Comic for the New Year

A Comic for the New Year

by Julio Salgado on January 3 2014, 11:00AM

Artist Julio Salgado helps us ring in 2014 with an exclusive comic.

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TV's (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

TV’s (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

by Teresa Wiltz on December 20 2013, 7:00AM

2013’s a reminder that TV has never been better. It’s even getting a little better on race. A little.

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Are Critics Using Macklemore to 'Gentrify' Hip-Hop?

Are Critics Using Macklemore to ‘Gentrify’ Hip-Hop?

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 1:21PM

Macklemore was one of the biggest names in last week’s Grammy nominations.

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Beyoncé's Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 10:27AM

All hail Beyonce.

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Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 2:10PM

The writers over at Crunk Feminist Collective took a moment out to appreciate Beyonce’s process. You should, too.

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