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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide T-Z

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide: S

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide M-R

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide J-L

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide D-I

A-C|D-I|J-L|M-R|S|T-Z For Omar Higgins “We were a hundred different kinds of people, doing every little thing you could think of, and some things you’d never think about at all. “The variety in our lives was something else.” — Walter Dean Myers “I just wish it was OK for Black people, in general, to step outside...

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide A-C

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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The Mis-education of a Suburban White Boy: How Reading Banned Books Helped Unfuck My Upbringing

by Brian Lindenmuth I grew up in a blue collar (what we would now call a “working class white”) family in Baltimore County in the 80s. It was a fairly racially mixed and religiously diverse area that has continued to diversify over the years, frankly, because of white flight. By the start of the next...

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Sometimes, The Old Heads Knew What Was Up

Why Didn’t We Listen? by Brian Lindenmuth Let’s take a look at some of the spoken word performances, that were accompanied by music, that make up some of the significant DNA strands of rap. The Watts Prophets, Gil Scott-Heron, and The Last Poets are considered some of the godfathers of rap. They were poets interested...