Category: Entertainment

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The Heart of a Songwriter: PartyNextDoor | The Undefeated

The Heart of a Songwriter: PartyNextDoor | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy. Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
Xscape member Kandi Burruss creates the soundtracks of our lives | The Undefeated

Xscape member Kandi Burruss creates the soundtracks of our lives | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy, Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
It’s Not the Blacks, Tinashe, It’s You | The Root

It’s Not the Blacks, Tinashe, It’s You | The Root

When your name is “Tinashe,” black folks don’t need Scooby Doo or a member of the Mystery Machine to guess that race. Yet the singer-songwriter-dancer ...
America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

Rachel Lindsay, do you accept this fantasy of post-racial dating? Source: America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette ...
The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

“I feel black women are very underrepresented in the field of photojournalism and fine art photography,” said Ms. Barrayn. Source: The World Ac ...
Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac | The Ringer

Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac | The Ringer

Even as young rappers question his relevance, Pac’s legacy endures Source: Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac – The Ringer ...
Why Ice Cube should be a future Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee | The Undefeated

Why Ice Cube should be a future Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy, Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

We are living in a time in which the media has brought the appropriation, consumption and annihilation of Black and brown culture front and center. We ...
When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America | Code Switch : NPR

When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America | Code Switch : NPR

The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America ...
Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory | The Ringer

Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory | The Ringer

And now you can finally stream the whole Ski Beatz–produced project on Spotify Source: Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory – The Ringe ...
How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media | The Ringer

How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media | The Ringer

Hip-hop’s loudest antagonist has found new life as a pundit Source: How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media ...
Marvel Comics Cancels Black Panther Spinoff About Black Women 48 Hours After New Trailer Drops | The Root

Marvel Comics Cancels Black Panther Spinoff About Black Women 48 Hours After New Trailer Drops | The Root

If you’re like me, you’re still recovering from the life-altering, summer-changing amazingness that was the Black Panther movie trailer that debuted d ...
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Imaginary Portraits | The New Yorker

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Imaginary Portraits | The New Yorker

The British-Ghanaian artist creates compelling character studies of people who don’t exist, reflecting her twin talents as a writer and a painter. So ...
SZA’s New Album Is A Black Girl’s Tumblr Come To Life | Buzzfeed

SZA’s New Album Is A Black Girl’s Tumblr Come To Life | Buzzfeed

The 26-year-old musician makes atmospheric R&B that’s self-questioning, self-affirming, and as relatable as it is personal. Source: SZA's New Alb ...
Trey Songz and the Sad State of Pelvic-Thrust R&B | The Ringer

Trey Songz and the Sad State of Pelvic-Thrust R&B | The Ringer

The singer’s last album disappointed, and the genre has mostly moved past corny slow jams. But who wants to live without Mr. Steal Yo Girl? Source: T ...
Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Maher apologized, but what he would not explore is the way that the N-word seemed to bring him a linguistic thrill. Source: Bill Maher’s Weird, Effor ...
Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy | The Root 

Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy | The Root 

Twenty-five years ago, longtime cinematographer Ernest Dickerson made a deep impression with his directorial debut, Juice, a hip-hop-era film noir rev ...
SZA Takes Back Her ‘Ctrl’ | The Ringer

SZA Takes Back Her ‘Ctrl’ | The Ringer

The TDE songstress’s long-awaited proper debut is conceptual and lucid but more pointed and confident than her previous work Source: SZA Takes Back H ...
Black Music Month: The Oral History Of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’s ‘Before I Let Go’ | Essence

Black Music Month: The Oral History Of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’s ‘Before I Let Go’ | Essence

For its undeniable contribution to music and our community—from BBQ’s and beyond—we talk to the singer about the anthem that makes the summer. Source ...
Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash is having a moment. Finally. After 22 years of working in Hollywood. After hearing the kinds of feedback that would send even the most conf ...
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