Mos Def

Mos Def speaks out against Stop and Frisk on new track

theGRIO REPORT - Mos Def continues to draw attention to the issues at the core of the trial in a PSA-styled video that was released on May 21st in conjunction with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)...
A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Unseen Basquiat artwork unveiled

theGRIO REPORT - Alexis Adler, who lived with Basquiat before he was famous, recently revealed plans to share a previously unseen, thirty-year-old collection of art works and ephemera from the early career of the tragic and the prolific creator Jean-Michel Basquiat...
Zadie Smith, NW

'NW' explores black upward mobility

REVIEW - 'NW', the latest literary contribution from Zadie Smith – the critically acclaimed author of 'White Teeth', 'The Autograph Man', and 'On Beauty' – does not quake with theatrical plot twists or crackle with the suspense of a mystery or adventure...
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