‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY


Filmmaker Dash Harris is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the world. Her docu-series Negro explores the interplay between race, color, and self-identification among Latinos in the Americas. … Continue reading ‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY

Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin


Madlib is one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers to ever work in music. Through his various projects over the years—from Madvillain to Quasimoto—the musician pretty much changed the way sampling works in hip-hop. Now, in a special called Madlib’s Medicine Show, Noisey follows Madlib—with the help of Egon at Now-Again Records—as he meets one of his favorite and often sampled Ethiopian musicians, the … Continue reading Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin

Idris Elba speaks about Directing his debut film “Yardie”.


1Xtra’s Ace hosts an exclusive Q&A from the premier of film ‘Yardie’, chatting to Idris Elba on his directorial debut, and cast members Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson.   Watch the trailer below   Continue reading Idris Elba speaks about Directing his debut film “Yardie”.

Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.


I could not sleep last night, so I stayed up and created a video about my love for God. As you may know, I have studied spirituality for many years and I even created a blog and radio show about it. The only problem I had was that I did all of these wonderful things away from christianity. I let the influence of other religions … Continue reading Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.

Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras — Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in her wake, to the flowing dreads and clothes that hung … Continue reading Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary


In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary

Hip-Hop in Black & white photos


Hip-hop has changed so much over the past 50 years, here is a small glimpse of the many faces who helped make it a beautiful art form. Whether you like their music or not, they grab your attention and change the way you see the world. The diversity in lyrics makes this genre of music a melting pot of emotions that anyone can relate to. … Continue reading Hip-Hop in Black & white photos

The Moorish influence in Europe


When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe