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Rodney Carmichael, Briana Younger and Jon Batiste Talk Black Creators Shaping the Future of Music #MusicMonday #BlackHistoryMonth


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We highly recommend you a) bookmark this article from NPR for that period of your day (or week) when you can devote all of your attention to one thing and have the time and energy to give it your all, to watch every video and read every word and b) listen to this segment in full:

Rodney Carmichael, NPR Music’s staff hip-hop writer, says he likes to think instead about Black Futures Month, centered around looking forward rather than only looking back. “I just think that a lot of times America has a harder time appreciating what black folks are doing in the present than what we’ve done in the past,” he told us. “I take it upon myself to make sure that I’m thinking about and reminding people through my writing to honor what we’re creating right now.”

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