Entertainment

Riders Against the Storm

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“Mission Accomplished,” was how Chaka felt when Riders Against the Storm (RAS) won the prestigious Band of the Year award at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. To have Hip Hop appreciated and validated by a bona fide music-loving community was exactly the purpose of RAS’ move to Austin in 2009.

LisaGay Hamilton Creating the Truth

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LisaGay Hamilton is present. Present in all the ways you’d expect from a person who trained at the Juilliard School, who has starred in Hollywood films, and who is a mother and woman of color married to a historian and living in Los Angeles.