Malcolm X

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Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

May 21st, 2015 | | Blog

Young, Gifted, and Black

Nina Simone’s name has become synonymous with classic American jazz, but it would be the explosive political undertones in her…

February 21st, 2011 | | Today in History

D.I.T.C. Crew reflects on their careers and the late, great Big L

  Nearly twelve years after the fatal shooting of Lamont “Big L” Coleman on February 15, 1999, the whole story…

January 7th, 2011 | | Articles
Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke

Out of Solomon Burke’s seventy years, I only knew him for the duration of a forty-minute phone call. But, they…

October 19th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
Spike Lee

Spike Lee talks Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, and Miracle at St. Anna

Remember our interview with Spike Lee in Issue 38? The following is an unpublished chunk from that piece.

August 10th, 2010 | | Articles