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The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop. In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, […]

Saint-Louis, Senegal There has been increasing interest to unearth and understand Africa’s photographic history in recent years. Whether this is driven by the growing treasure trove of black and white images from the continent resurfacing; a need to dispel myths about what Africa is and is not; or a growing interest in photography for storytelling […]

Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could ‘never win’ [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir] Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return. A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism […]

The institutional racism that is hardwired into American law enforcement was put on full display today when it was revealed that an assistant police chief literally told a Louisville Metro police recruit to “shoot black people.” “F*ck the right thing. If black, shoot them!” reads a text message from Todd Shaw, a 20 year veteran […]

A new Alborosie album is scheduled to be released on December 1st: Soul Pirate Acoustic! Alborosie about the project: „Soul Pirate was my first album from 2006. It was my first project since I moved to Jamaica. It’s a lot of experience in there with the culture and the people. You can actually listen the […]

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. Five releases are nominated in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM. What are the eligibility requirements for nominations? For the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United […]

The city’s mayor described the assault as “deeply disturbing,” vowing not to tolerate violence against women. Pittsburgh Police Department arrested a male employee of Milano’s Pizza shop on Saturday night who was caught on video assaulting a woman on Friday night in the restaurant. Mahmut Yimaz, 41, turned himself in to police officers and was […]

Somali immigrant Khadar Ducaale, left, helps Ahmed Omar look for a job in Fort Morgan, Colo. Ducaale runs a small business that caters to new immigrant arrivals. (RJ Sangosti / Denver Post) Lots of the news from sub-Saharan Africa is about war, famine, poverty or political upheaval. So it’s understandable if many Americans think most […]

Why are the 2010s more difficult for female R&B singers than the ’90s? Halfway through 2017, Nielsen Music announced that R&B and hip-hop now account for 25 percent of all music consumption, outpacing rock for the first time in the company’s 25 years of compiling the report. The viral R&B or rap hit jetting up […]

‘I wasn’t marching down the street asking for this pay raise. Now I’m worse off’ Employees at an Ontario Tim Hortons owned by the children of the chain’s founders say they have been told to sign a document acknowledging they are losing paid breaks, paid benefits, and other incentives as a result of the province’s […]