DMV HEAT IS A SOCIAL NETWORK CREATED TO KEEP ITS USERS INFORMED OF EVENTS, PEOPLE, AND PLACES LOCATED IN THE DC, MD, AND VA AREA.
During the 20th-anniversary celebration of Illmatic, Nas has been described as the hip-hop generation’s Angela Davis. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson declared that Nas’ debut album should be studied alongside Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway, and in recognition of his 20-year career, Harvard University established the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship at the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. Despite being only 39 minutes long and a commercial dud by 1994 standards, Illmatic even received a symphonic remix by the National Symphonic Orchestra.
If you are raising a black child, think twice before moving to Wisconsin.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Ali Colleen Neff about her work with Senegalese praise poets, Mami Wata and sea punk. Neff is a visiting assistant professor at the College of William & Mary in the departments of anthropology and African-American studies.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is targeting first lady Michelle Obama in a new YouTube video, pleading with her to end the tradition of using real eggs in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.