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The Voices of East Harlem: The Black Pride Of 13 Hip Kids

Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 22 August 1970

BLACK PRIDE, as a kind of more inner-directed companion to Black Power, is rapidly becoming a force in our musical world. "Black Is Beautiful" was a start, and in their very different ways such people as Sly and the Family Stone, Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music, and The Last Poets are consciously using their negritude as a creative fulcrum.

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