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‘Drogas Wave’ is the final boss of hip-hop concept albums

2018 has been an eventful year for hip-hop. The news cycle was dominated by rap feuds, battles for Billboard 200 supremacy, tragic artist deaths and Kanye West’s entire social media presence. Major releases came from J Cole, Logic, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Travis Scott, Noname, The Carters, Kendrick Lamar and countless others.   “Daytona,” “Kids See Ghosts,” “Dirty…

Q&A: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi talks international children’s rights

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights activist and the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. He founded numerous organizations including Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labour and GoodWeave International. Through these organizations and other efforts, he has rescued over 86,000 children in India from child labor, trafficking and slavery. The Daily sat down with Satyarthi to learn more about the inspiration for his work and his take on future world challenges.

‘Daughters of the Dust’ director Julie Dash talks filmmaking, shaping the Black female image

This December, a pillar of American cinema is being re-released. “Daughters of the Dust,” the 1991 debut of independent director Julie Dash, has been restored and will be distributed by the Cohen Film Collection in theaters across America. In this era of Black Lives Matter, Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, Kendrick and the return of D’Angelo, the re-release…

What is your role?

I am a student to the artists, writers, and scholars before me in the movements around the world demanding justice. My role is what makes me fulfilled, and it is how I will make my contribution. What is your role?

A problematic bit of progress

Recognizing these problems is not to say that having a museum to remind us of the atrocities of American slavery is a bad thing. In fact, it’s something that has long been missing from national discourse. It simply indicates that we can and should do better.