April 12, 2013
This week on The Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris and Assistant Editor and Social Media Manager Akoto Ofori-Atta as they chat with Mother Jones' Adam Serwer and the American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie about "well-intended" racial screwups in political speeches, songs and comments about biracial kids. Plus: We unpack Jay-Z's career evolution -- from rap to business to musical attacks on politicians.
by Michael Arceneaux onApril 12, 2013
Michael Arceneaux, writing at Ebony, has a few things for the "I Hit It First" and "Accidental Racist" performers to consider before they head to the studio again.
by Helena Andrews onApril 10, 2013
Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's moronic "Accidental Racist" song is a step in the wrong direction.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates onApril 10, 2013
Ta-Nehisi Coates explains at the Atlantic why the lyrics to the duet by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J are laughable and why the very selection of LL as a collaborator was problematic.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 8, 2013
"A newfangled Django"? Confederate-flag love? A promise to forget slavery? What? LL and Brad Paisley really tried.
by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. onDecember 20, 2012
Get in the holiday spirit with movies such as Friday After Next and A Perfect Holiday.
by Tamara Palmer onOctober 16, 2012
From LL's new song to Issa Rae's Web series, the word is the new "ghetto," and it's everywhere.
by Jason King onSeptember 13, 2012
Check out the re-release of an album that extended Michael Jackson's über-stardom beyond Thriller.
by Lynette Holloway onAugust 23, 2012
The 44-year-old rapper, who plays a special agent on TV's NCIS: Los Angeles, captured a bad guy in real life.
by Lauren Williams onJune 8, 2012
From Whitney's success to Michael's Bad to rap's greatest beef, here's what happened 25 years ago.
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