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Even those who attempted to smear his legacy had not a single leg to stand on | Think Piece

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We hear about celebrities dying pretty often, and I always do the same thing. Call my cousin, say, “damn that’s too bad” then reflect on what their career meant or didn’t mean in my life, and move on. It takes all of three minutes.

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Mixtapes, murals and memorials: LA stopped to pay their respects to a king | Photo Story

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He was cool like Snoop
Had a hustle like Jay Z
And was a revolutionary like ‘Pac.

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Discovering Nipsey Hussle’s legacy | Think Piece

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When I first heard the news about Nipsey Hussle, I had no idea who he was. As a 43-year-old white Jewish guy from Chattanooga, Tennessee, my music taste teeters between dad rock and whatever my elementary-school-aged boys are listening to.

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‘I’ve never felt the city’s pulse like this. I’ve never felt the city mourn like this.’ The passing, life and impact of Nipsey Hussle

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Entertainment industry executive and musician, Dame Crawford briefly talks about how Nipsey Hussle’s life and his work reached far wider than he knew.

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He was true royalty: Jaaye Person-Lynn speaks on all things Nipsey Hussle | Video

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Jaaye Perosn-Lynn, an abolitionist and civil rights attorney who also practices criminal defense, speaks on his connections and admiration for artist-activist, Nipsey Hussle.

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Other Men Need Help: A Conversation with Mark Pagán | The Man Project

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Mark Pagán is a former B-boy living in New York City. He’s also the creator and host of the podcast, Other Men Need Help. It’s a hilarious yet poignant look at manhood and the insecurities that come with it.

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Mozambique’s hard road to recovery after Cyclone Idai

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Three major waves of disaster hit Mozambique with the start of Cyclone Idai in March. Recovery will be slow.

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Ceremony to rebury old remains of Charleston’s early enslaved ancestors

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    Charleston Restoration of the 1830 Cotton Gin Building at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.
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    Ade Ofunniyin and volunteer restoring grave site in South Carolina
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    Ancestral cloth remembering the 36 enslaved Blacks whose remains were found.
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    Basket weaving with seagrass is a time honored craft in the Gullah Geechee community.
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    Slave cabins in Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, right outside of Charleston

In 2013, construction workers in Charleston unearthed the remains of 36 enslaved Black people. Six years later, the Gullah Society will hold a processional and ceremony to re-inter the bones of some of the city’s earlier residents.

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Richmond’s newly installed Night Market connects communities and showcases the vibrancy of a cityscape re-imagined

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Richmond Night Market is a new event focused on featuring and bolstering support of Richmond’s local artisans.

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Lori Lightfoot emerges as new mayor of Chicago, joining a group of Black women leaders in the US; but some say, ‘eh’ to her win

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On Thursday, Lori Lightfoot, the first Black woman, openly gay mayor, announced her transition team. As she prepares to take the helm in Chicago after an unpopular Rahm Emanuel steps down, some activists in the local Black LGBQT community are none too pleased.

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