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URBANITE XVII.2 Premiere Dance Showcase + Party. Back in Champaign-Urbana! + TICKETS GO ON SALE FRI 10/17 + [performers] **LINEUP ANNOUNCED** ====================== 2XS UIUC (uiuc) 2XS CALIENTE (uiuc) 2XS UMICH (u of michigan) 2XS PURDUE (purdue u) 2XS MEXICO (mexico … Continue reading



Throwback to URBANITE XVI: Spring 2013 at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL.  Featuring special guest The Academy Of Villains #TBT (s/o to Commonness Productions!) URBANITE XVII.2:  COMING SAT DEC 06, 2014! *TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE*  $13 advance.  Get them early!!

Zun Lee “Father Figure”


Book release video for documentary photographer, Zun Lee’s photo book, ‘Father Figure’. The work highlights black fathers and the role they play in their children’s lives, debunking the stereotype of the absentee dad. Below, check out the behind-the-scenes trailer following Zun … Continue reading

Every 28 Hours…

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Every 28 Hours… “If you are Black and your beat is to offer your thoughts and opinions on the degradation of Black Americans, you’ll never want steady work. A steady mind is not guaranteed.” – Cord Jefferson On August 9, … Continue reading

The Desolation of Donald Sterling…

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The Desolation of Donald Sterling & the “Revelation” of a Racialized Culture “The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.” – C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins Empty Victories. By no means, am I attempting to suggest or present … Continue reading


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SPINDEPENDENCE 2014 FESTIVAL + BBQ  THU JULY 3 + FRI JULY 4 2 DAYS. 30+ DJs. 1 HELLUVA PARTY. Outdoor @ COWBOY MONKEY 6 TAYLOR ST, DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN, IL (Evening indoor stages: Cowboy, Highdive, Soma) SPINDEPENDENCE is BACK and bigger … Continue reading


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#NYCEPEOPYLHAPPY RECAP The show was an absolute success!  We cannot thank everyone enough for coming and supporting us and the charity The Center for Women in Transition!  We put in a lot to each and every event we put on, … Continue reading


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Power n Soul Pro. + 2XS along w/ Red Bull Flying Bach present… For the first time in the Windy City: URBANITE XVII Dance Showcase + Party SAT APRIL 26TH @ METRO 3730 N Clark, CHICAGO [performances by] 2XS UIUC … Continue reading


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The return of Power n Soul Pro’s seventh annual fashion show! NYCE PEOPYL HAPPY Professional Runway Fashion Show Coming MAY 2014 to Champaign-Urbana, IL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ RUNWAY MODEL TRYOUTS: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2 options: MON. MARCH 03 @ 6pm TUE. MARCH 04 @ … Continue reading

Yasiin Gaye!

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*UPDATE* Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul (the man behind the Fela Soul and Bizarre Tribe mixtapes) returns with a new project dropping February 25th out now!  If you have not already gathered from the name, Yasiin Gaye fuses the great … Continue reading