African fans are embracing Black Panther’s Afrofuturistic fantasy of Africa — Quartz

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Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther embraced Africa in set, costume, language and post-colonial narrative. Now African audiences are rewarding these efforts by contributing to the global hype and box office sales. For the first time a black superhero, surrounded by a cast of black warriors, will save his own world on the big screen. Long before…

via African fans are embracing Black Panther’s Afrofuturistic fantasy of Africa — Quartz

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Hip-Hop Pioneer Lovebug Starski Dies at 57 — Variety

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Kevin Smith, a.k.a. Lovebug Starski, a pioneering DJ and rapper who is widely credited with coining the term hip-hop, died of a heart attack Thursday in Las Vegas, his manager confirmed to NPR. He was 57. A native of the Bronx borough of New York City, along with Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, Starski was…

via Hip-Hop Pioneer Lovebug Starski Dies at 57 — Variety

Eskimos will take on Bombers in West Semi-Final —

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With the win, the Eskimos will remain in the West Division for the playoffs and travel to take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the West semifinal.

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Petition Calls for Missy Elliott Statue to Replace Confederate Monument — Radio.com

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By Scott T. Sterling A new petition is circulating that wants to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a statue of local native, rapper Missy Elliott. Related: Watch Missy Elliott’s Stunning Video for ‘I’m Better’ Elliott fan Nathan Coflin launched the Change.org petition to swap out a Confederate statue in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Elliott’s hometown,…

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Keiko Fukuda and The White Stripe in the Black Belt: A Symbol of Gender Discrimination in Judo Fades to Black — The Olympians

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She was tiny – 150 cm in height and 45 kg in weight – but Keiko Fukuda stood tall amidst the Pantheon of Judo greats. When she passed away in San Francisco at the age of 99, she was the last remaining connection to the roots of Judo, the founder, Jigoro Kano. Fukuda was born […]

via Keiko Fukuda and The White Stripe in the Black Belt: A Symbol of Gender Discrimination in Judo Fades to Black — The Olympians

Gwopwilers x Third World Council x Golden Goonz – Classic Cypher

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#Classic – Cypher 2017:

Cypher video feat. Jae Spillz, Franc Heat, Krook, F-dub, CP, Big E, Raydun, Jae Deuce.

Ludacris’ ‘Chicken and Beer’ Restaurant is Finally Here — Radio.com

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By Amanda Wicks Get ready to get hyped if your flight snags a delay while flying through Atlanta. After three long years, Ludacris is finally ready to open his restaurant Chicken and Beer in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Related: Ludacris Talks Career, Kanye Named after his third album, the restaurant took some time to…

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