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Black is a color which results from the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is an achromatic color, without hue, like white and gray. It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness. Black and white have often been used to describe opposites such as good and evil, the Dark Ages versus Age of Enlightenment, and night versus day. Since the Middle Ages, black has been the symbolic color of solemnity and authority, and for this reason it is still commonly worn by judges and magistrates.Black was one of the first colors used by artists in Neolithic cave paintings. It was used in ancient Egypt and Greece as the color of the underworld. In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches, and magic. In the 14th century, it was worn by royalty, clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe. It became the color worn by English romantic poets, businessmen and statesmen in the 19th century, and a high fashion color in the 20th century. According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, force, violence, fear, evil and elegance.Black is the most common ink color used for printing books, newspapers and documents, as it provides the highest contrast with white paper and thus is the easiest color to read. Similarly, black text on a white screen is the most common format used on computer screens. As of September 2019, the darkest material is made by MIT engineers from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes.

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July 5, 2022

‘Desmond’s’ Icon Mona Hammond Has Passed Away At 91

Described as a pioneer of Black British theatre, the Jamaican-British actor was best known for her role as Blossom Jackson in BBC soap 'EastEnders'.

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July 4, 2022

The Story Behind Killer Mike’s New Song “Run” With Young Thug and Dave Chappelle

Killer Mike spoke with Complex about his new song "Run," the importance of knowing and understanding Black history, the reclamation of Independence Day, more.

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July 4, 2022

Killer Mike shares new song ‘RUN’, featuring Dave Chappelle and Young Thug

The RTJ rapper's first single as a solo artist in a decade arrives alongside a video that proclaims "Free Thug, Protect Black Art, Free Gunna" The post Killer Mike shares new song ‘RUN’, featuring Dave Chappelle and Young Thug appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

Black Man in Connecticut Paralyzed After Video Shows Head Slam Against Police Van, Officers Placed on Leave

Randy Cox was left paralyzed following his arrest, and video of the incident shows the 36-year-old Black man’s head getting slammed against a police van.

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July 1, 2022

EarthGang Drops 'Ghetto Gods (Deluxe)' f/ Wiz Khalifa, Smino, and More

The hip-hop duo updated the project with new cuts as well as "OG" versions of two songs—"Black Pearls" and "American Horror Story"—from the original album.

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July 1, 2022

How Can Country Music Better Support Black Artists & Fans?

Black Music Action Coalition's Willie 'Prophet' Stiggers and Naima Cochrane discuss findings in the group's new paper addressing the history of Black artists in country music.

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July 1, 2022

L.A. County Votes to Return Beach Property Taken From Black Family Nearly 100 Years Ago

Bruce's Beach was purchased in 1912 by Willa and Charles Bruce, a Black couple who turned the property into a seaside resort for Black residents.

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June 30, 2022

Black Music Month: Babyface Reflects on the Feel-Good Effect of ‘Soul Food’ & Its Hit Soundtrack, 25 Years Later

In addition to co-producing the film, the Grammy-winning songwriter/producer/LaFace Records co-founder helmed the chart-topping soundtrack.

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June 30, 2022

Usher Delivers NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ to Close Out Black Music Month: ‘This Is Black Magic Right Here’

Celebrating Black Music Month, Usher delivered a medley of classics from his discography in the latest edition of NPR’s 'Tiny Desk Concert' series.

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June 30, 2022

The Radar 149: Mixed by Mochakk

Mochakk rose in the dance/electronic scene during live music’s digital days amid the COVID-19 pandemic, submitting demos to Chris Lake during the Black Book Records head’s livestreams on Twitch. It wasn’t long until the Brazilian DJ/producer scored a record deal with the imprint and began seeing viral success from his live performance videos. From there,... Read More ▸ The post The Radar 149: Mixed by Mochakk appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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June 30, 2022

Emmett Till's Family Demands Woman's Arrest After Discovering Unserved Warrant From 1955

Till's family recently found an arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who was accused of kidnapping the Black teen before his murder.

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June 29, 2022

Here’s How Chadwick Boseman's $2 Million Estate Is Being Distributed After Late Actor Died With No Will

Chadwick Boseman died at age 43 without a will, and now the late 'Black Panther'​​​​​​​ actor’s family has determined how his estate will be distributed.

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June 28, 2022

Blackpink Continues Reign as Most-Followed Musical Act in YouTube History With 75 Million Subscribers

Since unseating Justin Bieber last year, the world’s biggest girl group has become the first act to reach the 75 million threshold

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June 28, 2022

Ozzy Osbourne reportedly wants to install bat boxes in his UK home

40 years after the Black Sabbath frontman notoriously bit the head off a bat during a gig The post Ozzy Osbourne reportedly wants to install bat boxes in his UK home appeared first on NME.

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June 28, 2022

Black Music Month: ‘Full Moon’ 20 Years Later With Brandy

Billboard talked to Brandy about recording 'Full Moon' 20 years ago, her “Vocal Bible” nickname and the album's impact on R&B today.

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June 28, 2022

The Confessions of a Conscious Rap Fan

A personal essay that traces the complicated legacy of conscious rap, from the era’s turn-of-the-century heyday to new albums by Kendrick Lamar and Black Star.

pitchfork.com

June 28, 2022

Black UK Schoolboy Forced To Ground, Handcuffed In Mistaken Stop & Search

A 14-year-old schoolboy has said he feared he “would die” after he was forced to the ground and handcuffed by police outside a tram station in Croydon. De-Shaun

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June 28, 2022

Black British Schoolboy Forced To Ground, Handcuffed In Mistaken Stop & Search

A 14-year-old schoolboy has said he feared he would die after he was forced to the ground and handcuffed by police outside a tram station in Croydon.

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June 27, 2022

Yola on Sister Rosetta Tharpe: ‘We Have To Give Black America Their Flowers’

The singer recently played the gospel legend in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis

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June 27, 2022

How Westside Boogie Flipped the Script For His Second Album ‘More Black Superheroes’

The Compton rapper tells Billboard about his new album 'More Black Superheroes,' his relationship with his mother and his childhood heroes.

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June 27, 2022

Watch Lizzo’s dazzling performance of ‘About Damn Time’ at the BET Awards

"It's about damn time we stand in our power. Black people, my people," she said during the performance The post Watch Lizzo’s dazzling performance of ‘About Damn Time’ at the BET Awards appeared first on NME.

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June 27, 2022

Taraji P. Henson Opens 2022 BET Awards With a Celebration of ‘Black Excellence,’ Criticizes Overturn of Roe V. Wade

"It's about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman," the actress said.

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June 25, 2022

5 Things We Learned From Kevin Liles & Al Sharpton’s ‘It’s a New Day’ Conversation

Liles and Sharpton spoke on topics such as uplifting and protecting Black culture, sticking to your beliefs, ways to push the needle and more.

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June 25, 2022

Box Office: ‘Elvis’ Rocking to $30M-Plus Opening in Dance-Off With ‘Top Gun 2’

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic is opening ahead of expectations at the box office. Ditto for new horror pic 'The Black Phone.'

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June 25, 2022

'Black Ink Crew' Star Ceasar Emanuel Addresses Viral Dog Abuse Video, Claims Someone Set Him Up

Fresh off getting fired by VH1 after a video showing him abusing dogs surfaced online, Black Ink Crew New York's Ceaser Emanuel claims he was set up.

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June 25, 2022

Lizzo, Live Nation Pledge $1 Million to Abortion Access After Roe v. Wade Overturn

"Black women & women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources— this is a great loss but not a new one," singer says

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June 24, 2022

L.A. Reid, Kendrick Sampson and More Honored at Sixth Annual Culture Creators Brunch

The event highlighted the wins of several prominent leaders within the Black community.

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June 24, 2022

Electronic Wunderkind Moore Kismet Is Dedicating Their Debut LP to ‘Every Weirdo That Might Feel Out of Place in the World’

'We matter, and we’re here, and we're not going to stop going as hard as we can," says the 17-year-old Black, non-binary and pansexual producer.

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June 24, 2022

How Interscope Executive Nicole Wyskoarko Carved Her Path to Success in the Music Industry

Interscope Geffen executive Nicole Wyskoarko discusses her climb through the music industry, and the importance of representation as a Black woman executive.

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June 23, 2022

Toronto Artist Alexis Eke Draws Love Letters to Black Women Everywhere | Northern Clutch

In the latest episode of Northern Clutch, Alexis Eke tells us about her come up, the support of her Toronto community, and the Black women who inspire her art.

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Discs

BAAZ

June 30, 2022

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Lost Hymn, Ballad & Dub

August 27, 2021

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Black in Dubh remixed

July 16, 2020

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Any Colour You Like (Deluxe Edition)

December 9, 2016

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Wicked Game

November 20, 2015

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Live 2015

November 16, 2015

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Blind Faith

April 13, 2015

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EP: II

April 7, 2013

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EP:I

December 1, 2012

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Any Colour You Like

September 5, 2011

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Water On Stone

November 1, 2009

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Between Two Churches

January 1, 2005

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

January 1, 1993

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Black

January 1, 1991

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Comedy

January 1, 1988

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Wonderful Life

January 1, 1987

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