The 4-1-1 May 17, 2015

After a year of doing the weekly posts “On The Scope” and “Around The Way” I noticed how the music, art, culture, film, politics and news in our TMG posts was starting to overlap each other, 2014 was a wacky year. I had a talk with editor Tracy Jones and we decided to revamp our weekly post to reflect the intersections of seemingly different worlds we’ve been observing, to juxtapose and highlight overlaps in music, art, culture, film, politics and

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Around The Way 12-21-2014

Democracy Now! Headlines 12-19-2014 [Amy Goodman & Juan González] Obama and the Beginning of the End of the Cuban Embargo [Amy Goodman] Democracy Now! – Assata Shakur: What Does New U.S.-Cuba Pact Mean for Exiled Black Panther Wanted in New Jersey? Petition to Pardon Assata Shakur [change.org] These American Fugitives May Be Hiding Out in Cuba – Other Political Exiles in Cuba [Meghan Keneally] 9 things the Sony hack has taught us about Hollywood [Tim Walker] Crimethinc Podcast #32: White

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On The Scope 12-21-2014

On this edition of TMG’s “On The Scope” post we have music from D’Angleo’s highly anticipated long over due new Black Messiah  LP, Lecrae‘s Anomaly, Azealia Banks’ debut Broke with Expensive Taste, new track from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & South African artist Petite Noir, a deep interview with David Banner on Sway In The Morning show, performance videos by Valerie June, and much more music for you to digest. D’Angelo Black Messiah stream Black Messiah promo videos Interview: D’Angelo on the Inspirations Behind

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Around The Way 12-14-2014

Democracy Now! Headlines 12-12-2014 [Amy Goodman & Juan González] READ: Senate Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture [Amy Goodman & Juan González] Senate torture report confirms CIA had ‘black site’ at Guantánamo, lied to Congress. Are they still operating it? [Xeni Jardin] America Is Built on Torture, Remember? [Noah Berlatsky] Fighting for the Climate in the Heart of the World [Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan] Democracy Now! – Pipe Dreams? Labor Researchers Say Keystone XL Project May Kill More

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On The Scope 12-14-2014

On this edition of “On The Scope” 12-13-2014 we have newly released albums from J Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons, the self-titled collaborative project PRhyme by the super duo DJ Premier & Rocye da 5’9, E-40‘s Sharp On All 4  Corners 1 & 2, electronic/alt R&B artist JMSN‘s second studio album JMSN (Blue Album), Jack White’s Third Man Records artist Olivia Jean’s solo debut Bathtub Love Killings, as well as some DJ mixes by Ben UFO, DJ Mike Rizzy, Run

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