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Racism is not dead and stinking, it’s as alive as it’s ever been

All eyes were on the marches that took place over the weekend in protest of the atrocities suffered at the hands of law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

Our big singers get Grammy nods

Gonna lighten up just a little and give a tip of the hat. The nominations for the biggest night in music, the Grammy Awards, were announced, and it’s really no surprise that the focal point would be on the big ...

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To those diehard fans who were engrossed in the hotly contested NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game, nothing else mattered.

KKK and their weird PR phase

I have stopped trying to figure out how things are working in the 21st century. Everything is bigger, better, stronger, faster and, unfortunately, dumber.

It’s on at Madison Garden!

We’re a little past the midway point for the NFL season, and both area teams are winning below expectations.

Third annual Global Citizen Festival rocks Central Park

Once upon a time, the grandiose ambition of a child was to be known as the biggest and best in the whole wide world.

Salute to you, Derek Jeter

Many moons have passed, but the memories are crystal clear of heading to the crib and waiting for the BX 55 bus on the inner block of 161st Street and River Avenue.

SummerStage music amid the turmoil

It’s hard to find levity of any kind in weeks like this; however, an attempt was made. Why not? Chilled Saturday, my born day, glued to CNN, monitoring the transgressions in Ferguson, Mo., so maybe a minute to enjoy this ...

Sheri Sher of Mercedes Ladies is still official

Understanding why the chasm is growing wider between today’s youth and the previous generation—I guess now I’m part of the latter—is perplexing, especially when we, the previous generation, laid the groundwork for the culture that young people have so dearly ...

Rick James still ‘Kickin’’

Funkateers over the world can relate to the dichotomy that comes with the beginning of August. Aug. 5, 1983, reinforcement of his legacy was added with the “Cold Blooded” release of his then-seventh studio album. Like the previous sixth, it ...

Kenny Leon Still Shining

It’s puzzling how audiences have not been able to definitively quantify what makes someone the “best” in hip-hop. On my side of the ledger, it starts and ends with the word.

Battle rap: on the rise?

The battle rap genre has been on the clock for a minute, and the crossroads are in the crosshairs. Is it a sport on the rise? Has it peaked? Has the decline begun? Those questions aren’t designed with a year ...

The beautiful philosophy of Natalie Stewart

"For a minute there, it was hard for anyone not to get caught up in the World Cup. The subject even permeated a discussion I had recently with an innovative young lady."

You can BET on the extravagant award show weekend

As promised, that “BET Live Weekend” was overwhelming, to the point that strategic measures had to be employed in the events you attended. If you guessed right, you were around when it went down. For the most part, I think ...

King Chappelle is back

You know all the cliches: “All money ain’t good money,” “Make the money, don’t let the money make you,” “Money is the root of all evil,” etc., and in theory, they sound righteous. But if an opportunity to make some ...

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