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Frolanthropy: Beat Making Lab Series on PBS

Frolanthropy: Beat Making Lab Series on PBS

What happens when a professor from UNC (Pierce Freelon) and a hip hop producer (Apple Juice Kid) grab a laptop, midi controller a portable mic and some software in a pack back then jump on a plane and travel to nations like  Panama, Senegal and Fiji? You get the “Beat Making Lab” a permanent recording studio set...
LA: 13th Annual *Thanks Givend*Benefit 11/23 & Compilation Vol 1 Release

LA: 13th Annual *Thanks Givend*Benefit 11/23 & Compilation Vol 1 Release

13th Annual THANKS GIVENDS BENEFIT a community effort to raise funds and awareness for programs incorporating the arts for underprivileged and at risk youth Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:00pm until 4:00am | 21 + | $10 ADMISSION @Los Globos Nightclub, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 2 levels | 3 areas featuring the best...
Audio: Big K.R.I.T -Talib Kweli - Outasight - Mela Machinko "Beautiful"

Audio: Big K.R.I.T -Talib Kweli – Outasight – Mela Machinko “Beautiful”

Via:CoalMine Records Coalmine Records is proud to announce their charity campaign for the song “Beautiful”, whereby 100% of the net revenue will be donated to the American Cancer Society for cancer research and patient care. “Beautiful” enlists cameos from Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Outasight with a powerful hook, courtesy of Mela Machinko. The song is...

Video: Talib Kweli Occupies Wall St & Spits A New Joint “Distraction” & More

( (Photo By Cognito-Culture Capture Champs™ BTS M.E.D Video) Last night @TalibKweli went to Wall St to be amongst the people who are fighting to reduce the power of Wall Street. Listen as he recites a new joint “Distractions” from his next LP and then spits a verse from “Thieves In The Night” Which to...
BHM: Karyn Parsons & the Sweet Blackberry Foundation

BHM: Karyn Parsons & the Sweet Blackberry Foundation

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglas — That’s the opening quote when you visit Sweetblackberry.com – the site for Karyn Parson’s non-profit organization whose mission is to bring little known stories of African American achievement to children everywhere. While she is definitely one of my first on-TV natural hair inspirations, she now has...
WORLD AIDS DAY: AFROFLOW-"Yohannes"

WORLD AIDS DAY: AFROFLOW-“Yohannes”

[display_podcast] Via:MIKE-E & Afroflow Here’s a download from my new AfroFlow II project. “Yohannes” was inspired by several real children living through extremely challenging circumstances in Ethiopia. We’ve all seen enough heartwrenching images and most of you know that I prefer highlight the untold beauty, culture and history of Ethiopia. Nevertheless, this song is a...

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Nelson Mandela celebrates his 92nd birthday today – July 18th! Internationally, today is known as “Mandela Day” and people across the world are encouraged to give 67 minutes of public service to pay tribute to Mandela. “Nelson Mandela spent more than 67 years serving his community, his country, and the world at large. This is a...
Frolanthropy: "Write The Future" #EndAids

Frolanthropy: “Write The Future” #EndAids

Today life saving medication exists but millions still can’t afford it. Watch how the power of a global movement can eliminate AIDS. You’ve seen the future. Now write it. Join the fight. #EndAids http://www.nike.com/red on twitter: #laceupsaveslives Tweet
Support "SHE THE HARD WAY" - female emcee project

Support “SHE THE HARD WAY” – female emcee project

This project geared to highlight female emcees is RIGHT ON TIME! Its a tough call to ask “where the ladies at?” at many hip-hop shows these days, and you can pretty much forget about it if you’re looking for them on the line-up. The development of this album + documentary “She The Hard Way” is aiming...
Trailer: "Bouncing Cats" A Film By Nabil Elderkin

Trailer: “Bouncing Cats” A Film By Nabil Elderkin

BOUNCING CATS film trailer from nabil elderkin on Vimeo. FILM SYNOPSIS Uganda has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. In the South, children face the threat of poverty and disease. In the North, these threats are enflamed by a brutal, mindless war inflicted by the Lord’s Resistance Army...

Video: Mos Def “It Aint My Fault” at Gulf Aid in N.O

above: Photo by Cognito-Culture Capture Champ™ Mos Def performing the BP Rmx of “It Aint My Fault” during Gulf Aid in New Orleans: (Video by: 2-cents) + Footage from the jam session the previous night where Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, the Preservation Hall Band, Trombone Shorty, and Tim Robbins recorded “It Ain’t My Fault” to benefit Gulf...

Monk exhibit opening photos + William Grant Still ArtsCenter CLOSING?!

This past weekend we checked out the opening of the Thelonious Monk exhibit at the William Grant Still ArtsCenter. The show contains a comprehensive collection of album jackets and original paintings and artwork in tribute to Monk. Also, a collection of books, magazines and photographs are on display, mostly shared by curator Alden Kimbrough. In...