• Celebrate Black History Every Day Of The Year With Mayor Aja Brown's Revolutionary Playlist

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    By Kevin L. Clark · February 27, 2021February 27, 2021 Aja Brown is the youngest mayor to lead the city of Compton, California. And after more than seven years of service, she announced last month that she will not run for reelection. “I recognize that you can push from the bottom up, or you can push from the top down for change,” she said in a 2020 chat with Fox 11. As we mark the end of Black History Month and Brown's last year in office, this week's Playlist is a celebration of her efforts through revolutionary song. As she shared with ESSENCE via email, “The Black community will...
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  • 14 Films To Watch Before Reggae Month Is Over

    14 Films To Watch Before Reggae Month Is Over

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    By Kevin L. Clark · February 27, 2021February 27, 2021 Despite Reggae Month 2021 being kept on servers and streaming sites due to the global pandemic, Jamaica's long and storied history continues on in film unabashedly. The country's theme of “Come Ketch de Riddim Virtually,” presented by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport, gives natives, residents, and those abroad a chance to celebrate their roots and educate the masses as well. Jamaica is globally known as the Capleton , Brick and Lace, Stephen “Cat” Coore Directed By: Jérôme Laperrousaz Jérôme Laperrousaz's...
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