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Blackface Is Back

Europeans are not above the stain of racism. We always knew that but recently there have been instances where they wore their racism with belligerent pride and called it tradition. The first “tradition” comes from T...
by denise
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Why Everyone Hates America.

Because the USA is like that popular girl in high school, you know the one that all the boys liked. The one that acted all goody two shoes even though she smoked in the bathroom. She is a lie.  People rave about her fashion se...
by denise
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Looking Back: Afrika Bambaataa

Perhaps once you were in the Tresor room, bouncing to some bangin’ beats by Jeff Mills, or out ravin’ to hardcore at a Teknival and wondering what a NY DJ who first coined the term “hip hop” has to do with techn...
by chester
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Art & Politics

“Art and politics are my two favorite things in the world,” said my German artist friend a week ago upon returning from the Pope demonstrations. At first, the statement confused me. To me, art was something that transcended...
by rachel
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Dirty Danny Brown

The problem with talent is that you can’t control who gets it. Which means you may not like what people choose to do with it, but you can’t deny it.  I kept telling myself that during the Danny Brown set at the Spl...
by denise
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Those who arrive on the Wednesday…

The last few Bundestreffen have taken place in Helmarshausen in Hessen (just north of Kassel). The entire youth hostel is booked out and for four days Black people from all over Germany are invited to participate in workshops, ...
by Sharon Dodua Otoo
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NEIN, ICH BIN DEIN VATER!!

“Nein, Ich bin Dein Vater!” is the German translation of Darth Vader’s epic movie line from Star Wars. I am a bit of a movie nerd so I instantly noticed how the movie experience here in good ol’ Europe differed from bac...
by nicole
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Ishema Kane's letter and German versions of controversial "Tintin in the Congo" and "Pippi Longstocking" - (Facebook / Casterman / Oetinger)

Correct me if I am (politically) wrong: “Real” Art, Elitism and White Delusions of Grandeur

White cultural producers are fighting to retain their privileges: to date they still occupy dominant positions in the German art industry and therefore presumably experience the mere existence of political correctness as a thre...
by Sharon Dodua Otoo
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Review: Born This Way

In a country where being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer is a crime, there are still people who dare to be themselves and put their freedom on the line in order to help others in the community. The documentary, th...
by Chantel C Graham
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