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"Hesitate" is the new track you need to hear from SPZRKT

San Antonio-based R&B artist SPZRKT has dropped some more of his auditory gold. This smooth track, which lifts a sample from Sampha's EP Dual, is masterfully crafted by one of my favorite producers, Tyshane Thompson, with help from Elite808 Productions and a collective known as Mal Cres. The sultry saxophonist skills of Masego are on full display and help hold the song up as a blend...

Artist, curator and writer Deborah Whaley explores the representation of black women in comics

Deborah Whaley is an artist, curator, writer and currently serves as the Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her most recent book, Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime is an in-depth look at the depiction of black women across several different mediums. I was able to have a conversation about the...

20 lines from Nayyirah Waheed's 'Salt.' that illuminate her brilliance

The absolute brilliance of Nayyirah Waheed's words is something we should all embrace. As someone who pens poems addressing self-worth, white supremacy and not feeling at home in the world, Waheed is one of the leading voices speaking to the last vestiges of our humanity in an ever-connected yet still disconnected world. 1. where you are. is not who you are. 2. both. i want to stay....