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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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10 // Black Future Month // John Forte, Self-Actualized.

I've been thinking about The Blues more than usual, lately. Been taken by the dry notes and stirred by the airy, breathy moments in between them. Been thinking about Houston and Cornelius and a roll call of unidentified bodies who struggled with their indigo, who let their cobalt get the best of them. For the future, I dream Black folks who look like themselv...

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9 // Black Future Month // On N*ggas in Paris (2/X)

Since Hova and Yeezy take the liberty of performing the track 13 times in a row, I don't mind doing two post in quick succession to think through it. Yesterday, I did a mashup of Baldwin's "Who's the Nigger" over the Niggas in Paris instrumental. Today it's a similar song. Before the album dropped, and we unanimously turned our gaze towards the throne, I saw the ...

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8 // Black Future Month // On Niggas in Paris 1 of X

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7 // Black Future Month // Theaster and Thurman

Theaster Gates is a conduit. One of those people who conducts. He carries energy most astutely, and when potential becomes kinetic, it's best to stand back. Sorta like how it's best to give impressionist art a few feet of distance. Again. This time simply. Theaster Gates makes art. and science. and philosophy. and pots. Theaster Gates is a phenomenal potter. He ...

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6 // Black Future Month // BUMP + The Factory: History In These Streets

The real attempt of this blog series, this whole Black Future Month campaign, is to try to kick start a conversation about the usefulness of this February tradition. If Black History Month is, as it can be, treated more as a holiday and less as a time for active engagement in historical study, a good deal of its potency rubs off. We wish each other a happy Black ...

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5 // Black Future Month // Alice Smith, Vocalist

This is not a comparison post. I'm wary of that. I saw Alice Smith perform last night at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. The lady is a stunner. She's poised, graceful, down home, a little bit silly: a phenomenal voice at the onset of a tremendous career. Georgia raised, Brooklyn inhabitant, Alice Smith is the real deal. She's one album in, another's on the way. Her ...

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4 // Black Future Month // The Dunham Technics

It's Saturday evening, and you're ready to hit the club, aren't you? Stop lying. You've got your hair all coiffed, your nails all did, and you're sitting in your room watching Youtube videos at full MacBook volume as pregame. Am I right? Okay, fine. Maybe you're like me, and your club days are dwindling. Perhaps you spend your weekends... I dunno, blogging, ...

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3 // Black Future Month // Terence Nance – Film, etc.

I spend a lot of time writing about how dope Oakland is. Oh, Oakland, you're so amazing. Everybody wishes they could be from you. Oh, Oakland. I love you so much. Oh, Oakland, walk me home and carry my books and whisper sweet occupy nothings in my ear. Oakland you're the fantastic. Someone should write a song about how lovely your eyes are. And it's true. 'Cause ...

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