RIP DJ Rashad

DJ Rashad, the Chicago-based electronic musician and footwork groundbreaker who died April 26 at age 34, was perhaps an unlikely figure for Afropop to cover closely. We first explored his work in our Hip Deep program &#8220;Midwest Electric,&#8221; in which ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.