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What We’re Listening To: The Seshen’s Playlist

This week,  WYV spoke with Lalin of The Seshen to find out who’s in her playlist. Featuring Lalin St. Juste (vocals), Akasha Orr (vocals), Aki Ehara (bass), Mahesh Roa (keys), Kumar Butler (samples), Mirza Kopelman (percussion) and Chris Thalmann (drums), the Bay Area-based group creates a unique blend of psychedelia, hip-hop, pop, R&B, West African music, dub and indie rock. Related: Black HERstory: 22 of the...

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This Video of President Obama Singing Hotline Bling Is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

  Be prepared to waste your day away watching this (very hypnotic) video of President Obama singing Drake’s Hotline Bling.  The video was posted two days ago by baracksdubs (which has other awesome POTUS mashups on their YouTube Page), taking video footage of President Obama and turning into Drake’s hit. Hopefully, they won’t be doing mashups of...

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White People: Jesus Was a Black Man

  Jesus Christ became the number one trending topic on Facebook Sunday night as photos came flooding in of a Medical Artist’s Rendition of  Jesus Christ. using forensic anthropological research. According to Esquire Magazine, Richard Neave, a retired medical artist from The University of Manchester, teamed up with Israeli archeologists to recreate Jesus’ portrait using skulls...

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MUSIC MONDAY: KA’RA KERSEY

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Wear Your Voice highlights an artist that is radically unapologetic and boldly wears their voice. This week, we share with you the magical world of Ka’Ra Kersey, a  Bay Area-based artist whose ethereal voice,  hypnotizing sound and unexpected beat drop will elicit all the feels. Follow Ka’Ra on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.  [RELATED POST:...

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MUSIC MONDAY: MADAME SO

 Paris-born/London-based singer-songwriter Madame So is releasing a hot new track, ‘Black is Beautiful‘, on November 16th, 2015. Madame So – Black is Beautiful (Official Video) This is the lead track her second EP, ‘ It’s Not Even A Colour’, due out on November 30th, 2015. This is an independent release and her  follow-up to my debut, ‘The Sell-by...

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#KillTheSilence2015: Campaign Launch to End Victim Blaming

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPXGiMBH8Ok Wear Your Voice Magazine announces the launch of #KillTheSilence2015, a yearlong campaign to end the stigma sexual assault and domestic violence survivors face when going forward with their story. Victim blaming, also called secondary victimization, exposes survivors to additional trauma after their initial assault, making survivors less likely to come forward with their...

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This Image Shows White Feminism In Action

A photo of a woman holding a sign reading “Woman is the ‘N’ of the world ” was recently posted to Instagram by user theplugfiles. “During the Amber Rose Slut Walk, this poster was allegedly spotted in the crowd. Two completely different topics in my opinion. There is no comparison. What do you think about...