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Black comic book creators, dealers, fans show their superpowers at MSP ComicCon

Artist Phil Howe with his niece

The Minnesota Comic Book Association (MCBA) holds two events a year that they say are “the largest comic book conventions in the Upper Midwest.” The first one of the year, MSP ComicCon, was held May 16-17 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Along with comic book and comic book-related dealers, fan groups and other organizations, MCBA says that MSPComicCon has more than 250 “creators” — comic book writers, artists and publishers both mainstream and independent. Continue Reading →

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The rain was no match for Soundset 2015

Ice Cube at Soundset 2015, May 24

Ludacris. J. Cole. Big Sean. Ice Cube. Brother Ali. Half-naked women. Marijuana infused air. Mosh pits. Freestyle raps and dances. Tricked out rides. Graffiti. Skateboarders. St. Paul Slim. Turntables. Soundset 2015 was in full effect and there was nothing that the rain could do it about it.
Thousands of hip hop enthusiasts gathered at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN, May 24 to partake in Soundset, Minnesota’s premier hip hop festival.
Headlined by J. Cole, the festival featured 30 acts in total, spread across three stage areas. While the main stage hosted the big name artists such as Ludacris, Yelawolf, Dilated People, and Atmosphere, it wasn’t the hottest stage in the festival. Continue Reading →

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Misty en Pointe

(Courtesy of Touchstone)

Misty Copeland: The Life in Motion Interview
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Copeland is also an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame.  

She lives in New York City and can be visited online at www.MistyCopeland.com and followed on Twitter at @mistyonpointe. Here, she talks about her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.  

Kam Williams (KW): Hi Misty, thanks for the interview. Continue Reading →

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