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Black in the USSR

Black in the USSR

Black in the USSR: the children of Soviet Africa search for their own identity My mum is Russian and my Dad is from Mali. I lived with my mum but we didn’t get on. She didn’t understand me. I used to run away a lot, but they always caught me and brought me back to her.


Adventures of an Afro-Gypsy

Adventures of an Afro-Gypsy

Spr Mi Dat (Spare Me That) by Wanlov the Kubolor is a must listen! Adventures of an Afro-Gypsy: how to make hip-hop by way of Africa, America and Transylvania Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu was born in Ploiești, Romania at the tail end of the Cold War, his mother a Romanian and his father a Ghanaian engineering student. His story is just one example of the intersections between post-independence...

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PAUL ROBESON—THE FAMOUS BLACK SINGER AMERICA TRIED TO FORGET

PAUL ROBESON—THE FAMOUS BLACK SINGER AMERICA TRIED TO FORGET

Paul Robeson-The Famous Black Singer America Tried to Forget By Marissa JohnsonPaul Robeson or “Big Paul” as he was fondly known was a 6’3″ bass-baritone. He often performed in crowded theaters and sang songs of peace, struggle, and perseverance in twenty-five languages. He was a charismatic man and an athlete despite his many affairs and his troubled mar


Fratelli Rossetti

Fratelli Rossetti Revolutionizes the Classic Loafer

Fratelli Rossetti Revolutionizes the Classic Loafer Fratelli Rossetti aims to revolutionize the classic loafer, giving its traditional appearance a twist with new, three-layer soles. Crafted by Rossetti artisans, its timeless style will upgrade any wardrobe with modern refinement and unparalleled quality. Three loafer designs are presented: fringed, penny, and the iconic Brera with signature tassel.


HIDDEN CELL PHONE CONTRACT PERKS YOU SHOULD BE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF

Hidden Cell Phone Contract Perks You Should Be Taking Advantage Of Like death, taxes, and never-ending Fast and the Furious sequels, exorbitant cell phone bills are unfortunately the only sure things in life. However, unless you’re a fine print fanatic, you probably aren’t taking full advantage of all the extra perks packed into the contract you signed with your wireless carrier.


THE ART OF DRINKING WITHOUT PUTTING ON WEIGHT

THE ART OF DRINKING WITHOUT PUTTING ON WEIGHT

The Art of Drinking Without Putting on Weight Starks or Lannisters? Boxers or briefs? Life is full of so many painful choices, and for many, “stay skinny or drink beer” is one of them. But that’s not a choice you necessarily have to make — enjoying beer doesn’t require a beer belly. I would know.  


6 EXERCISES TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT — WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO RUNNING

6 Exercises to Help You Lose Weight — With Absolutely Zero Running Many people trying to lose weight default to the most vanilla workout possible: running. What’s worse, some of these people don’t enjoy running at all — they just drag themselves through it because it’s a “good workout.” But is running really one of the best ways to get in shape?  


David Bowie & Mos Def: The Style Council (2003 Cover Story)

David Bowie & Mos Def: The Style Council (2003 Cover Story)

David Bowie & Mos Def: The Style Council (2003 Cover Story) This feature appears in Complex’s August/September 2003 issue. Style isn’t skin deep. It runs deeper, and only a select few ever get a handle on it. We think it’s safe to say that David Bowie and Mos Def both have a firm grasp.  


The Best Foods to Cure Your Hangover, According to a Dietitian

The Best Foods to Cure Your Hangover, According to a Dietitian

The Best Foods to Cure Your Hangover, According to a Dietitian We all know what you did last night, and how awful you feel today. Water and essential nutrients have been flushed out of your body, leaving you dehydrated and with a headache. Your liver is in overdrive trying to metabolize all of that ethanol and the drastic blood sugar spikes and dips are causing...

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