Beyonce – Formation

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Just to let you (the world) know – I am still all BLACK! – Unapologetically BLACK*

I like my baby w| baby hair and afros. I like my negro nose w| Jackson Five nostrils.

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In a country, in a world filled w| hypocrisy.

Blackness is not what whiteness considers virtuous. But yet, our culture, our skin color, our beautiful features are mimicked by those same person’s who hate us – but are so, and have been, infatuated w| everything that makes us divine.

Beyonce is in solidarity w| her fellow black women – and men.

With the Tidal (the music streaming service owned by Jay Z and friends) announcement on Friday, $1.5 million will be donated to the Black Lives Matter organization as well as other civil rights groups including: New York Million Hoodies, Hands Up United, NY Justice League, the Oscar Grant Foundation and the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

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This is exactly what we need from our black celebrities – awareness, open discussions, conscious music and attributions to our communities.

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New Music – chrisxness – A|O|A Part 1.

From his musical aesthetic nature, to his raw hip hop flow – chrisxness releases Part 1. of 2 from his album A.T.L.A.S – Age of Aquarius A|O|A.

Show me the light that comes with real art. I am a lover of good music – music that you feel deep in your soul – music that not only makes you bob your head, but thought provoked alongside the feeling your heart calls out for – its called art.

We all need it. Art gives off energy into the atmosphere. Art is essential for life.

Listen – Feel the music – download the music – share the music.

Stay tunes for Part 2.

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First Look at Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” Video

With the hottest hip hop album out, Kendrick Lamar has taken it back to his hometown of Compton to shoot the video for the track King Kunta.

The Compton swap-meet has been closed, but hopefully the city and it’s community will open the fashion square back up. Maybe Kendrick could make that happen.

I grew up in a city right next to Compton and had plenty of friends who grew up in Compton. I’ve seen Ujima Village where my friends grew up and I hung out at on the weekends in the 90’s be vacated now the swap-meet. I want to see Compton strive as a city that can do good things for it’s community. Hopefully Kendrick lends a helpful hand.