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A linguist breaks down the use of the ‘n-word’ in popular culture (2017)

Social media erupted over a video that showed a group of white girls saying the n-word while singing along to “Gold Digger,” the hit by hip-hop mogul Kanye…

Johnny Depp Addresses Cancel Culture

‘It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one…

Jimmy Cliff: The rebel spirit is still part of Jamaicans

Photo: ‘I arrived at the beginning of the real Jamaican music’ … Jimmy Cliff photographed in Miami, August 2021. Photograph: Vision Addict Jamaican Independence Day marks more than 60…

Iraq says U.S. to return 17,000 ancient artifacts looted after 2003 invasion

Photo: Artifacts seized by the U.S. government and returned to Iraq are displayed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, Iraq August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Saba Kareem U.S….

Is Rainbow flag an ‘an outdated emblem favored by primarily white, cisgender queer people?’

30 July 2021 | Tony Bravo | San Francisco Chronicle The ongoing movement to reconsider, and sometimes remove, some public monuments and artworks has taken aim at what…

Interview: Jerry Garcia – Relix (1976)

Photo: Jerry Garcia circa 1976 – Youtube Screenshot Mr Garcia talks about life, music, “Row Jimmy Row” and the then-current Dead album: I think Blues For Allah was…

Photo Essay: The World in Faces

Photo: Ulchi girl – Amur river, Far East of Siberia, Russian Federation In agreement with the United Nations Department of Global Communication, IPS is pleased to share with…

The political history of dubbing in films

Photo: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone is a classic example of dubbed post-war European film. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy As an English-speaker in Europe I…

Obituary: Haunani-Kay Trask – Hawai’ian poet, activist (71)

Photo: Haunani-Kay Trask in an undated photo. As a professor, poet and activist, she pushed for the recognition of Hawaii’s Indigenous people. “I am not soft, I am not…

INSIDE THE WORLD’S GREATEST RECORD STORE,  R&B Records

 R&B Records in this sketchy neighborhood out past West Philly, July/August 2021 | RICHARD GRANT; PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON VARNEY | Smithsonian Magazine I first heard about Val Shively—a…

Cuba’s ‘tobacco factory readers’ are a unique part of Cuba’s culture

Photo: Odalys de la Caridad Lara Reyes entertains employees by reading to them as they work making cigars at the La Corona Tobacco factory in Havana.(Ismael Francisco /…

Behind Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit,’ the first great protest song

03 July 2021 | RICK MOORE | American Songwriter | Includes additional videos and articles. Some songwriters write for an entire lifetime and never see much success, or…

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