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Black culture isn’t the problem – systemic inequality is.
Bill Clinton isn’t the first person to blame “black-on-black crime” for higher poverty and prison rates among black Americans. By Boots Riley
[ Guardian ]
Afrika Bambaataa sex abuse accuser Ronald Savage details years of torment following hip-hop icon’s molestation: “He damaged me.”
Bambaataa’s lawyer issued a sharp denial last week. By Shayna Jacobs, Ben Kochman, Rich Schapiro, Michael O’keeffe
[ NY Daily News ]
How Chi Ali Went From Convicted Rapper to Human Rights Activist.
He served 12 years in prison for murder, and after his release he became a voice against solitary confinement. By Danielle Young
[ The Root ]
Behind The Cape: The Secret History Of James Brown’s Boston Garden Concert, 1968.
The night Soul Brother #1 prevented the city from burning. By Dart Adams
[ okayplayer ]
Leon Haywood Dies…
Musician, writer, producer and owner of the Evejim label passes away. His “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You” was sampled for Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.” By Bill b
[ Soul & Jazz & Funk ]
Charles Bradley Thinks the System Is Still Fucked.
“If we don’t change this world and look inside our differences inside of us, we gonna bring this world back to a hard point.” By Hilary Hughes
[ Pitchfork ]
Inside Wu-Tang’s Photo Archive.
Interview with photographer Eddie Otchere. By Julien Morel
[ Vice ]
Kaytranada Is Reaching 100%.
Producer comes to grips with his true self. By Alex Frank
[ Fader ]
Blues on Crystal Meth – An Interview with NYC act THE WILDING INCIDENT.
“Racism, police brutality, the American dream that has become an American Nightmare for some of us—this is just some of what we tackle with the music. It’s the blues on crystal meth.” By Karol Kamiński
[ Idioteq ]