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Spend any amount of time on social media and it’s apparent there’s a huge cookout (not barbeque, but cookout) and invites are culturally specific (thus cookout, not barbecue).

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Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable contributions of Black artists from the past decade. 

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Famed Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump has written a new book that examines the troubling history of environmental racism in America.“Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” the 272-page book that’s already the top seller on Amazon.com in the category of Civil Rights Law, tackles …

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The “Capri Glee!” Adult Community Choir, under the direction of J.D. Steele, performs along with guest choirs, The Mill City Singers and MacPhail Community Youth Choir, tentatively set at Patrick Henry High School.

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With the release of Netflix’s “Cannon Busters,” we go back to the age-old conversation of representation of African-Americans in anime.

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“Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” is playing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts now through Sunday (Sept 22) and making his Ordway debut in this musical revue is Kevin Brown, Jr., one of the principals who performs hit songs such as “Stand By Me,” “On Broadway” …

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"The Last Ship" starring Sting and featuring original music and lyrics by the multiple Grammy Award winner, makes its regional premiere at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul for two weeks, April 8 – 19, 2020, as part of an international tour.

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A world renown vocalist with fans in 37 countries, and a hit single (“Intoxicated”) that has 5 million streams on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Spotify will bless the ears and hearts of the historic Black Rondo Community of St. Paul.

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Photos from the inaugural Camden Town Blues & BBQ Festival in the Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The Aug. 17 festival was the brainchild of Houston White, entrepreneur and founder of Black Excellence/BE the Change/King Kunta clothing. Harry Colbert, Jr.

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Teen entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner, 14, owner of Mr. Faulkner's Old-Fashioned Hot Dogs, drumming up business outside of his new location at the Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis.

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The Guthrie Theater announced it has partnered with Juxtaposition Arts – a teen-staffed creative development agency in North Minneapolis – to host a gathering in celebration of the light-based art installation “Luminous Current,” which is on display on the Guthrie’s top floor.

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She’s a literary icon whose accolades include a 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. For the African American reader who has been glued to her books since 1970, starting with her poignant debut novel The Bluest Eye, this documentary is an opportunity to see how the pieces of Toni Morrison’s life …

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The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition. Boyce, 20, who starred in Disney’s Descendants franchise, was found unresponsive at his home and could not be revived by paramedics.

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In hip-hop, before the rapper, there was the DJ.

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There’s just something magical about the music that comes out of the Twin Cities.

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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were no…