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Writing for Entertainment News Outlets

As the founder and curator for the International Black Women’s Film Festival, I maintain a membership-based entertainment news list that’s […]

fela kuti.

Fela’s music lured African Americans in with funky extended tracks and by singing in English. He “de-exoticized” African music by using traditional Nigerian syncopation that funked and thumped with James Brown infused beats. Fela was the originator of Afro beat music

(Excerpt) The Political Evolution of KRS-ONE

Changing the vision and image of one of hip-hop’s most prolific voices was like changing the voice of urban America.

(Excerpt) Women in Rap

It seemed as if the regular slights, sexism and overt discrimination in rap music gave women rappers the collective strength to push the truly brave female rap artists to the forefront.

(Excerpt) Arrested Development

They didn’t fit into the hip-hop or R&B categories. They weren’t “hoodied” up with a hard assed scowl or conked up in a purple Chess King suit and a pair of EK glasses.