We check in with the lawyer — Greg Francis — who won the 2010 settlement

Black farmers have lost a lot of their land over the years. Photo: Getty Images


Black awards shows exist, yet artists never seem to hold them in the same regard

Smokey Robinson and Charlie Wilson perform during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. Photo: Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images


Illustration: Davide Barco for LEVEL

The voice-chat social platform skyrocketed in popularity last fall, largely due to an influx of Black users. But we’ve heard this song before.


The National Museum of African American Music sets the music record straight when it comes to U.S. history

Photo: NMAAM/353 Media Group


With Black and Indigenous heritage, this experimental doom music duo pushes us to consider a world without supremacy

Photos courtesy of Divide and Dissolve


‘Call of Duty’ gamer Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson breaks down how he battles the hate

Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson. Photo: FaZe Clan


Ilyasah Shabazz suggests we take her father’s advice and keep pushing for justice

Ilyasah Shabazz in New York, NY on February 21, 2019. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


George Floyd family attorney on fear, police brutality, and pushing for policy change

Photos: courtesy of L. Chris Stewart


With touring accounting for more than half an artist’s income, people have been forced to get creative

Guapdad 4000 performs at Rolling Loud festival at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 28, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo: Miikka Skaffari/WireImage


Longtime X-Clusive barber Ricardo Benoit prepares a customer for a haircut. Photos: Sean Pressley

Crown Heights mainstay X-Clusive is back handing out fresh cuts — masked, gloved, and by appointment only

Keith Nelson Jr

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