Tag: black rock

Rob talks marketing on NPR

Among other things. Yesterday, I participated in a new segment on NPR's "News and Notes with Farai Chideya," where she invited a few black bloggers to comment on hot topics in the news.  In addition to using the topic of BET's new show "Hot Ghetto Mess" to plug Black rock,...

/ July 12, 2007

A new marketing initiative for Black rock

Yes, I've been silent for a while.  My apologies, particularly to those who may have lost faith in me.  Good news is that it hasn'€™t been for naught.  What’s kept me out of the blogosphere is that I'm launching a Black rock music series here in Brooklyn.  Called BoldasLIVE, it'€™s...

/ July 12, 2007

New Black Rock Blog Launches

It’s been a bit quiet over here for the last week, but for good reason.  As many of you know, one of the things I’m passionate about is Black rock, i.e., music that embraces the full spectrum of Black music and puts a foot through limiting boundaries of commercial hip-hop...

/ February 13, 2007

NY Times notes the “Blipster’s” rise

Apparently, black rock is gaining momentum as one of the many things moving across the cultural landscape that we should keep an eye on.  Yesterday’s NY Times Style section did a big, front-page piece on blacks who like rock: blipsters, or black hipsters.  We’re at a particular moment, the article...

/ January 29, 2007

Can Black Rock Save Black Culture?

Vernon Reid, originally uploaded by fstop45. In order for the vast majority of black youth to envision better lives for themselves, we need to bring musicality back into their lives.  By this I mean, get them playing instruments.  Since we can’t count on the school system to get them excited...

/ October 5, 2006