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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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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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CULTURE CLASSICS – Poetic Justice

#RunTheCulture This week we honor the life and legacy of legendary creator for The Culture John Singleton and feature his film Poetic Justice as today’s #CultureClassic. Poetic Justice is the 1993 romantic drama written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur as poet Justice and postal clerk Lucky repectively. The two have a chance encounter that leads to a roadtrip…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Normani

#RunTheCulture Having a second chance to make a first impression is a rare opportunity in the music industry and our #MusicMondays series is designed specifically to introduce you to the artists you need to be listening to. So with all that said, let us (re)introduce you to the multi-talented talented Normani. A singer and dancer…

THE FEAT. – The Nod Podcast

#RunTheCulture Today on The Feat. we are featuring one of the truly unique black podcast out right now, The Nod. Coming straight outta Brooklyn, The Nod’s mission statement is to tell the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else. Hosted by creators for The Culture and Howard grads Brittany Luse and Eric…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Girlfriends

#RunTheCulture On this edition of #CultureClassics we take a look at one of the best representations of #BlackGirlMagic of the early 2000’s, the hit sitcom, Girlfriends. Girlfriends is a sitcom that looks at the lives, loves, and losses of four diverse black women. Joan (the lead, every-woman attorney played by Tracee Ellis-Ross), Toni (the boougie best friend…

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CULTURE CALSSICS – “Rhythm Nation” Janet Jackson

#RunTheCulture For Today’s #CultureClassic we honor the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame’s newest inductee and one of the true legendary creators for The Culture, the one-and-only Janet Jackson and her hit song and video “Rhythm Nation“. The song was the second single from Janet’s fourth studio album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 which was released in 1989. It was written…