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Rev. Al Sharpton says Boycott Kanye West

COMMENTARY: Kanye West Makes a Mockery of Black Oppression for Profit By BlackAmericaWeb.com If anyone deserves boycotting, it’s Kanye West. Just ask Rev. Al Sharpton who is calling for a national boycott of West, the controversial hip-hop artist, over his new clothing line that features…

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FOR COLORED GIRLS x NTOZAKE SHANGE

Underscoring the tragedy of rape, abortion, and domestic violence, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf” serendipitously begins at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center as Domestic Violence Awareness month ends. Continuing the…

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Art + Culture, Feature, Music

Avery Sunshine

‘I GOT SUNSHINE’ WORDS BY: GERREN KEITH GAYNOR Avery Sunshine may not be a household name, but she’s most certainly an attention grabber. Her name, stylized with a noticeable asterisk, stops you in your tracks. “It’s one name,” Avery boldly…

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Art + Culture, Music

Kayne West: Album Cover Controversy?

Despite everyone thinking Kanye West’s new album cover would feature a gold melted Jesus piece, the rapper has squashed the metallic rumors by taking to his website to post what’s being billed as the official artwork. West is apparently adopting a minimalistic…

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Wura Natasha-Ogunji
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Performance Artist Wura Natasha-Ogunji

Nigerian performance artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji comes to St. Louis to perform her work, A tortoise walks majestically on window ledges, which explores her parents’ relationship that began in St. Louis in the 1960s.  Ogunji examines her family history, making use of family…

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Art + Culture, Feature

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Inks Two-Book Deal

Copeland, 30, is working on a memoir for Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint and picture book for G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group (USA). Copeland helped break ground as an African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre. According to a release Wednesday by the two publishers, both of her books are scheduled for 2014.

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hip hoz
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HIP HOZ

COCA is pleased to announce that the world premiere of hip hOZ, an original COCA production, will kick off the 2012-2013 COCA Family Theatre Series with public performances October 6th and 7th. The one-hour hip-hop performance features an ensemble of…

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Art + Culture

The Grove Fest 2012 x October 6th

Dance party in the street, fashion, interactive live art, bikes, games, great local bands, DJs, brews, and food, national headliner Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, over 250 performers … plus painted women, mimes, a mechanical bull and mustaches? It’s that…

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