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Black Excellence: First-Time Candidate India Walton Set to Become Buffalo’s First Female Mayor After Upset

Screenshot: Twitter (Other) These days it can often feel like we’re in a never-ending cycle of violence, trauma, and general fuckery, so it’s always great when you come across a piece of news that’s just a certifiable dub for the culture. India Walton, a Black woman who ran for office for the first time in […]

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‘I Love the Way Voices Play With Each Other’: The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Trips Through Rock History With Dawnie Walton and The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

Photo: Rayon Richards, Illustration: Angelica Alzona The history of rock music is rife with rock gods, but fewer rock goddesses get their laurels—and far fewer Black rock goddesses. And yet, rock has always taken major cues from Black women, from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Betty Davis to Brittany Howard. It’s partly from this legacy that […]

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