Rock Is the New Black

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20 years ago, a young black man might be alienated for loving rock more than hip-hop. Today, modern rock acts from Gnarls Barkley to TV on the Radio are populated by African Americans. Joining us to investigate the factors are Vernon Reid, founding member of the The Black Rock Coalition and guitarist for the Grammy-winning band Living Colour, Jim Farber, music critic of the New York Daily News and young rocker Danielia Cotton.

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