When white people have to follow Black rules, madness ensues.


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The shit has hit the fan.


“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose,” sang Janis Joplin as I ran by Black Lives Matter Plaza.


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How do you murder a man while he’s holding his freedom in the palm of his hand?


Producer Ken “DURO” Ifill remembers the making of 1998’s biggest remix


This is just the true Blaxploitation renaissance, but — again, bittersweetly — better.


Lil Nas X “pleased (instead of teased) the Black demon” and evolved mainstream pop’s relationship to race and sexuality.

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