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Chaka Khan, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, D-Nice And More Celebrate Prince Over The Weekend

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Over the weekend, Prince lovers from around the world gathered at Paisley Park to celebrate and honor Prince’s life on what would have been his 65th birthday and 7th year of his passing. The 7th Annual Celebration event was a major success thanks to star-studded programming, uplifting performances, and engaging panels, all in celebration of Prince’s outstanding legacy and once-in-a-lifetime cultural […]

Juneteenth: 19 Essential Tracks

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This year, for the first time in American history, Juneteenth is celebrated as a federal holiday. The tradition, in honor of the abolition of slavery in the United States, however, has long been established as a marker of actual independence for Black Americans–complete with all the fixings of a celebration across the country: togetherness, food, […]

The Internet’s #OptimisticChallenge Is What You Need Right Now


Early last week, the Twittersphere was treated to a minute-long tribute in dance to Sound of Blackness’ 90s feel-good tune “Optimistic”. Visit for more information After four friends, including social media comedian Jay Versace and the internet’s soon-to-be favorite carefree black boy, Junebug, posted a video of themselves dancing to the 1991 hit, it didn’t take […]