The 19th annual BET Awards have come and gone and it was the blackest way to start the summer. I watched the shenanigans go down live from one of the blackest media rooms in the game.
See, what had happened was …
The day has come, y’all!
30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 23: Deep Cotton, ‘We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out’
Have you ever heard a song that totally had you at hello? Well, for me, one of those songs would be Deep Cotton’s “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out.” Deep Cotton is the duo of Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monae’s longtime collaborative partners responsible for much of the production in Mona…
White Supremacist Who Plowed His Car Into Charlottesville, Va., Counter-Protestors Begs for Mercy Ahead of Sentencing
After being convicted of the murder of activist Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the infamous Charlottesville rally, James Alex Fields Jr. is begging the judge responsible for his sentencing to show him mercy.
Since his retirement from the NBA in 2011, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been just as dominant as he was on the court. His estimated net worth of over $400 million is a byproduct of a diverse portfolio that includes franchise ownership, investments and lucrative endorsements with companies like Gold Bold and…
A big Kindle ebook sale, a bunch of menswear deals on Amazon, and travel-friendly bike repair tools lead off…
In 1968, a year fraught with violent civil rights protests and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., tennis legend Arthur Ashe became the first black male athlete to win the U.S. Open. But beyond his groundbreaking accomplishments on the tennis court, Ashe’s tireless activism off of it is equally commendable.…
As Lena Waithe’s star continues to rise, she’s taken her responsibility as a black filmmaker seriously. Not only does she make it a point to create opportunities for other deserving black creatives, but she holds other Hollywood veterans in positions of power to do the same.
Today is the 22nd day of June, in the year of our Lord, 2019. Since the year of our Lord 1996 I’ve been preaching the same (debatably controversial) gospel: Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” is one of the greatest songs ever created. I stand firm and pat on this statement.
Missouri’s Last-Remaining Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open for Now — but the State Has Yanked Its License
Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, which happens to be the only abortion provider left in the state of Missouri, can keep providing the service for now, but Missouri officially yanked its license Friday, endangering the clinic’s operation long-term.
Despite reported misgivings by the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE agents are prepared to start rounding up migrant families with existing deportation orders Sunday in 10 major cities around the country.
The Saga Continues: Chicago Judge Orders Special Prosecutor Be Appointed in the Jussie Smollett Case [Corrected]
Will the Jussie Smollett case ever end?
The children of Philadelphia are in dire need of our help. They are at the mercy of a man-made, ticking time bomb that is nearly inescapable. I’m talking about toxic schools.
When it comes to weekend getaways in the summer, efficient packing is key. If you and four or five other friends are…
A New Toni Morrison Documentary Gives the World’s Greatest Living Writer Her Flowers, and Plants New Seeds
Toni Morrison had to figure out a way to talk to Muhammad Ali. It was the mid-’70s and at the time, she was his editor, tasked with bringing his autobiography to the world. But Ali wouldn’t speak to her—deferring instead to whatever man was in the room.