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This week, I wrote an article that more than a few people were upset about critiquing British singer Adele. In 9 Black Soul Singers That Move Us More Than Adele Ever Could, I made the claim that even though Adele is talented, the showering praise she receives is unwarranted. And despite claims from commenters that everything doesn't have to "be about race" or that we ...
This week, the nominees for the 47th NAACP image Awards were announced. And the further down the list I read, the larger my disbelief grew. Not because they got it all wrong. Just because they overlooked some really great talent from the past year. I can only guess that this was more of a "who you know" than a "what you know" thing. Read More
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards look like a battle for music dominance between Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. I can already see where this is headed. Read More
The airing of The Wiz Live! on NBC was a landmark moment in television history. Not only did the all-Black cast slay the 3 hour production, but it was also a ratings monster posting 11.1 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating in preliminary returns. But most importantly, it is another sign of the changing entertainment landscape. Read More
Erykah Badu just released a mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, and it immediately breathed much needed life into music. But more importantly, it gave me new appreciation for Drake's "Hotline Bling" and insight into how my own preferences won't allow me to enjoy certain musicians. Read More
The outrage is real. As the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens draws nearer, the bigoted cries of #BoycottStarWarsVII keep coming. But white tears about being "marginalized" and fears of being "targeted for genocide" are nothing new. Outside of the sheer outlandishness of these claims, they point to an undying campaign of white folks trying to keep societal ...
Missy Elliott is back. And she ain't neva changed. In her new video for her single "WTF," Elliott stays true to the artist she has always been. She comes with a number of outrageous outfits from a mirrored sweatsuit with matching makeup to mashups of futuristic and hip hop elements from the 80's. And the dancing is epic from start to finish. Read More
Tamar Braxton's last album Love And War was critically acclaimed and earned her a few Grammy nominations. But after her highly publicized loss to Rihanna in the R&B category, Braxton doubled down on straight R&B on her new LP Calling All Lovers, and we heartily support it. Read More
When plans for Spike Lee's Chi-Raq were announced, the uproar was immediate. Some denounced the title alone. Some saw the film as a play to make money on the backs of those that have lost their lives. And while I still don't see the necessity in using the name "Chi-Raq," the first trailer for the film points at it being much more than expected. Read More
This week, Twitter user Aziah King (@_zolarmoon) relayed the details of a crazy weekend she spent in Florida. Then the world lost its collective minds for her compelling tale of prostitution, pimping, and murder. And every time someone bowed at her feet and named her next in the line of literary royalty, just behind Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, a lonely book ...