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CULTURE CLASSICS – School Daze

#RunTheCulture With graduation season upon us, today’s #CultureClassic shines a spotlight on one of the best films to ever capture the black college experience, the classic Spike Lee Joint School Daze. School Daze is the 1998 comedy-drama (and musical) written and directed by legendary creator for The Culture Spike Lee. Lee used his personal experiences at Morehouse College in…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Rayana Jay

#RunTheCulture Harmonic with a mission. That is one way to describe this week’s #MusicMonday featured artist, the motivated, deep and talented Rayana Jay. A Westside native (Richmond, CA to be exact), Rayana Jay burst onto the scene in 2016 when she dropped her debut project Sorry About Last Night, an album that came out of nowhere…

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THE FEAT. – YouTuber KSI

#RunTheCulture Today on The Feat. we’re featuring one of the most prolific and popular black content creators on YouTube today, KSI. Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji aka KSI is a British born YouTuber, gamer, rapper, and actor. His content is varied as he creates commentary, sketch, gaming, and even music videos, KSI’s videos have accumulated over…

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THE ESSENTIALS: John Singleton

#RunTheCulture John Singelton was a trailblazing black director. His filmography means so much to The Culture and will no doubt stand the test of time. His ability to capture the essence of the young black experience in America (specifically in the 1990’s) was a special gift much needed in Hollywood at the time. So in…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – The Boondocks

#RunTheCulture Animation is a field where The Culture has been underrepresented but has still managed to create a fare share of classics and today’s #CultureClassics is one of the best black created cartoons ever made, the political and satirical show The Boondocks.  The Boondocks is an adult themed animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder. The series premiered…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Asiahn

#RunTheCulture Here on #MusicMondays we like to feature artists that are not only nice on the mic but bring it with a top-notch pin game as well. Asia Bryant aka Asiahn is one of those artists. Potent with the pen and the vocals. Asiahn (pronounced “Ahh-zee-yahn,”) has been in the game since the early 2010s…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – 2Pac “Dear Mama”

#RunTheCulture It’s Mother’s Day Week so it’s only right that this week’s #CultreClassic shows love to all the moms out there with hip-hop’s most classic ode to mom, “Dear Mama” by 2Pac. “Dear Mama” was released in 1995 as the lead single from Pac’s third album, Me Against the World and of course is a tribute…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Leon Bridges

#RunTheCulture Hearing a song that can transport you to a different time and place is a rarity in today’s popular music and requires a unique talent to pull off. This week’s #MusicMondays artist is one of those unique talents, Leon Bridges.  A new type of American Soul singer, Bridges bridges the gap (sorry) between 1960’s…

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The Feat. Another Brooklyn

#RunTheCulture Summer is here, time to start building that Summer ’19 reading list from black authors. Noe don’t worry we’re working on that for you but for now on The Feat we’re featuring one of our faves from last year’s list, Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson is an award-winning young-adult author but Another Brooklyn…