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23 // Black Future Month // Craig Sanders, Visual Artist — Not Entirely Hate Filled

A few months back, I wrote about a Pennsylvania raised naysayer living in BK who couldn't catch light spilling into his eyes, thus was his blinding hatred for all things and music Bay Area. This dude, remember? Okay. Maybe I put twos on tens. Doing too much. Craig Sanders is a hater. Let us be clear. But he's also ridiculously smart, and gave way on the Oakland ...

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22 // Black Future Month // Jamilah King, Journalist

Jamilah King, you write meaningful, necessary things. I mean, no, seriously, Jamilah, you write when, how and about the things that most urgently need writing. In a time and space where a premium is put on textual lies, sensationalist journalism, and half-hearted "truthy" above the fold dreck. I like when I stumble upon an article where the headline is something I ...

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21 // Black Future Month // Sunni Patterson, Realist Futurist

So, yeah. I took the weekend off. For lots of reasons. None of which I'm willing to share. I promise that I'll build in those missed days in the coming week or so. If you're a stickler for dates, come back and see what I slide in for the 17-20th. In the meanwhile. Black Future returns. My favorite emcee is named Nikki. You know her? She rocks that blue hair ...

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18 // Black Future Month // NGAs in PRS (3/X)

So, I did those two posts on the subject above, back to back. And then a bunch of folks, in turn, put me on to other iterations of mashups, hostile takeovers and covers. It's not like we get tired of hearing the beat or anything, right? It's not like there could possibly be another way by which we could investigate our own proximity and relationship to The ...

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16 // Black Future Month // Trouble Men

My blog ate my homework. And other excuses. I'm behind on this here site, and playing quick catch up. Since the last post was female-identified, and since I'm penning this one on its heels, I think it's only right for me to give the gentlemen a little something. And something lighter, too. Now, we play with the evolving ideas of trouble men. We start with a live ...

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15 // Black Future Month // Black Women on Water

Once upon a poetry event, just before Saul Williams covered a Rakim song, he said, I'm not going to talk about Hip Hop, although I'd like to, instead, I'm going to toy around with evolving ideas. That practice informs my bloggery today. I don't want to write anything lengthy. Days 1-14 of BFM show I can write long. I want simply to say that I am interested in ...

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14 // Black Future Month // Love Transcends

A good deal of good folks transitioned to the other since this time last year. In my circle alone we've lost sisters, writing partners, best friends, children, mentors, and fathers. The time between this February and last have taken its toll on me. I don't think my grieving and coping mechanisms are all that evolved. I make art to deal. I'm dealing. There have ...

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13 // Black Future Month // Chris Turner, Musician’s Musician

When I feel like existing on the short-sighted side of history, I joke that I was born 40 years too late. As much as I'm a Hip-Hop head, by virtue of timing, place and circumstance -- I feel like I'da been a better fit as a twenty-something in the late 50s, early 60s. I picture, me, front row, pining after Frankie Lymon. Me, front row, watching Fingertips for the ...

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12 // Black Future Month // African Space Programs

I held out as long as I could. I really did. But now I'm saying "uncle". It has been 12 days of Black Future Month-ing, and I have yet to talk about space travel. That goes against every fiber of my mathlete, meteorology summer camp, Great America Roller Coaster Tester squad, blue ribbon science fair geekery. Gimme a sec, lemme push my glasses back up my nose. ...

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