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“It’s in the lexicon, everybody talking but it’s our word now. And you can’t have it back.” – Ice Cube

On Friday Ice Cube went on Real Time With Bill Maher. This comes after the blowback from social media on Bill Maher’s language use, using terms that aren’t long forgotten but rarely ever used. He referenced himself as a “house nigger” in a joke and it was in extreme bad taste. Alongside Cube were activist Symone Sanders who served as national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Both Cube and Sanders were vocal on his show addressing what he said. There were valid points made, Cube addressed that the word is “Used as a weapon” and how “When I hear my homies say it, it don’t feel like venom. When I hear a white person saying it, it feels like that knife stabbing me, even if they don’t mean it.”

Symone piggybacked on what Cube said, agreeing adding, “You attempted to whitewash who was enslaved in the house. As a white person in America you would have been the master, the slave owner! …It was mostly black women who were enslaved in the house, who were raped, who were beaten daily, day in and day out…” Both Symone Sanders and Ice Cube intelligently addressed the issue and moved on. Maher has acknowledged his mistake and we all hope it doesn’t happen again.


Bunbury Music Festival took place last weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio and photographer Sarah Richardson was there to capture the action.  Enjoy these shots she took during the festival weekend.

Big Grams



Florence and the Machine



Ice Cube




The Neighbourhood





The Wombats




X Ambassadors




(Sarah Richardson is a NKY/Cincinnati metro area based photographer. She primarily photographs fine art portrait sessions as well as child and styled newborn sessions in her studio.

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This year’s “Kings of the Mic Tour” kicks off in late May and runs through early July and the bill is bonkers.  Here are the dates…

LL Cool J w/ DJ Z-Trip, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, & De La Soul — 2013 Tour Dates
05/23 Tucson, AZ Ava Amphitheater
05/24 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Casino
05/25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
05/26 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
05/30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
05/31 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs Stir Cove
06/01 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
06/04 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
06/06 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
06/07 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/12 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
06/14 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre
06/15 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
06/16 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
06/18 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
06/19 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
06/20 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
06/22 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
06/23 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
06/25 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/26 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/01 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
07/02 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
07/03 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
07/05 New Orleans, LA Essence Music Festival