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Seven artists redefining R&B

The 90’s gave rise to the biggest R&B acts since Motown’s peak. Qrewcial takes a look at artists like Lizzo, Ari Lennox, and more who are bringing the genre back into the spotlight.

Remembering the legacy of Nipsey Hussle

Music made him famous. His investment in his community made him a hero. We explore the legacy of L.A. rapper, advocate, and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle.

Making Hollywood accessible

Diversity, equality, and representation start with giving everyone opportunities to make art.

Shut up about affirmative action already

This week’s college admissions scandal involving actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman goes to show that minority students aren’t stealing spots at dream schools—desperate housewives are.

A savage takedown

ICE’s recent arrest of rapper 21 Savage has sparked debate on immigration reform and shined a spotlight on the intersection of blackness, immigration, and hip-hop culture.

Queer. Black. Trans. Woman.

The horrifying alleged attack on actor and activist Jussie Smollett is a reminder that racism, homophobia, and the intersection of other social ills remains an important topic worth exploration and commentary.

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