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Nov 14 2013
wherein jamyla and pierre talk about love & stuff on

[LOVE WORKS] The Art of Arguing – Video – EBONY

so, we (jamyla & pierre) are talking about love & stuff in this video on …there will be more to come: “Love Works” as a series is a biweekly conversation; if there’s a topic you would like to see us address in a future episode, comment on! [LOVE WORKS] The Art of Arguing […]

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Oct 15 2013
BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 - Red Carpet

To be young, gifted & Donald Glover!

There is power in vulnerability. Somebody send this man a #BlackNerdsUnite shirt and let him know he’s not alone. click the photo below to see article.

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Aug 11 2013
Talib Kweli_12-22-2010

THIS IS HIP-HOP. Rapper Talib Kweli joins Dream Defenders

When ever I’m in a conversation about what Hip-Hop is I rarely talk about music. I think back to what those children in the 70′s & 80′s were trying to do. They were (in part) trying to better their situation. Hip-Hop was activism. It took the form of music & dance because the leaders of […]

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Jul 29 2011

Exittheapple On NPR

Click the pic to hear our recent interview on NPR’s Maryland Morning – we talk about film, family, and the future! (ok, not so much the future. but because of the rules of alliteration, we had to say that.) This interview was taped before a Live! Studio! Audience! immediately prior to a screening of a […]

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Apr 17 2010

the future of the funk

Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu takes the Afrofuturism genre one step further with her short SciFi film “Pumzi.” The dystopic flick is set in an enclosed, underground future society, “35 years after water wars have torn the world apart,” and chronicles the efforts of one young woman to bring life back to the surface of the […]

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Mar 30 2010

“Sampling Soul”: The Mid-Term Exam

Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal and Grammy winning producer 9th Wonder (pictured left) are using SunMoonChild – amazing song by imani uzuri, amazing video by Pierre Bennu – as part of the midterm exam for their course, ‘sampling soul.’ The course is about black cultural production and the tradition of borrowing/remixing/sampling and how it all […]

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Mar 24 2009


In New York? Check out Jean Grae & Tamar-Kali this saturday!! Click the flyer to see a promo.

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