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Like A Slave On Freedom Morning

February 16, 2009 – 9:09 am |

I wrote this piece when I left the plantation (my 9 to 5) at a college who slept on my genius. Don’t be a slave to your job…get your dreams out of layaway…find your FREEDOM MORNING!! I dedicate this poem to my homie Jessica Care Moore, a friend, poet, mother, and warrior who does not have to walk alone (WE GOT U)…

Peter Hadar EP One Sweaty Good Time

February 12, 2009 – 12:26 am |

Hadar’s new EP, aptly titled She’s 4 Months, takes you from first seductive kiss to the 3am “where are my panties” orgasm.

New Black: Tastemaker Kenny Burns Gets Dreams Out of Layaway

February 11, 2009 – 9:49 pm |

For the uninitiated, Burns is a “lifestyle specialist” adept at forecasting trends well before a hibernating status quo has a clue. Just as Harlem Renaissance artists, businessmen, activists, and politicians appropriated the term “New Negro” to challenge conventional notions of black identity, Burns represents a cooler offspring “The New Black,” a cultural armor defining a new space of creative expression and personal agency.

How Fahamu Got Us To Drink His Red Kool Aid

February 8, 2009 – 3:01 pm |

The following joint is an exclusive excerpt– Ed Garnes’ essay– from FAHAMENON, internationally acclaimed artist Fahamu Pecou’s art catalogue.

Anthony David ATL Grammy Party

February 5, 2009 – 9:36 am |

Our homie Anthony David & India.Arie are nominated for a Grammy (Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals). Peep the flyer to RSVP!

Carla Aaron Lopez’s Rebellion My(black)American Life

February 3, 2009 – 10:44 am |

Black is the new cool. With the superstar status of Obama and suburban youth still bumpin’ hip hop in their Volvos, black identity continues to be redefined and appropriated by mainstream consumer culture. And as we all the weather the Matrix, burgeoning photographer Carla Aaron-Lopez captures the grace and underappreciated complexity of black folks with her visual playground My (black)American Life.

Crazy Question of the Week: The Recession

January 22, 2009 – 11:55 pm |

From developing kool aid recipes to debating whether to eat chicken in front of mixed company, Ed & Sugar ponder things that make you go HMMMMM!!

President Obama’s Southernplayalistic Inauguration Mixtape

January 19, 2009 – 10:44 pm |

Everybody needs a soundtrack. I bet you Obama would bump these joints from Outkast, Marvin, Gaye, Erykah Badu, and Gil Scott Heron in his Presidential Caddy!

Mad At God: A Poetic Attempt At Healing

January 11, 2009 – 12:30 pm |
Mad At God: A Poetic Attempt At Healing

On what would have been Everett Garnes’ B Day, his brother heals from his passing the best way he knows how…ART!!!!

What We Need Now Is Not Another Blues Poem

January 8, 2009 – 2:20 pm |

In a poignant poem, Ed Garnes responds to the death of Oscar Grant, a recent victim of police brutality.

Ed Garnes Tribute To Jazz Legend Freddie Hubbard

January 5, 2009 – 10:31 am |

Before Street Lights Call Us Home
(A Tribute to Jazz Legend Freddie Hubbard)

By Edward M. Garnes, Jr.


December 31, 2008 – 5:07 pm |

Chrisette Michele has been here before. Inheriting the vulnerability and matchless vocal character of queens like Billie Holliday and Phyllis Hyman, she plainly personifies loves vacant assurances as well as its soul stirring potential. Michele’s musical gifts vacillate between the sonic mysticism of smoky jazz clubs and the boomin’ system vigor of hip hop. In this exclusive with Ed Garnes, Michele represents for everyday sistas.

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