Though James Baldwin left Harlem when he was in his teens, the historic black neighborhood was never far from his mind. Harlem showed up throughout Baldwin’s work, from his influential personal essays to his fiction. Now, as Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins gets ready to take his adaptation of Baldwin’s novel, If…
Here’s another opportunity to brush off that Rhythm Nation choreo you practiced in your bedroom. Janet Jackson, the original queen of leveling up, will be gracing our TV screens soon to receive the Phenomenal Woman in Music award at Black Girls Rock.
Not-so-fun fact: A perfunctory search of “R. Kelly” on our publishing platform brings up dozens of articles alleging years of sexual predation and abuse by the still-enduring R&B singer, featuring testimonials from everyone from his ex-wife to former members of the “sex cult” Kelly purportedly maintains in several…
African American Film Critics Association Teams Up With Turner Classic Movies for The Black Experience on Film
The African American Film Critics Association has partnered with Turner Classic Movies to create a month-long programming event that looks at the portrayal of African Americans in film throughout cinematic history from the 1920s through the 1990s.
When speaking to actor Myles Truitt, you forget he’s only 16. Even when he says he’s been acting since he was a “kid,” you immediately think, “Well, aren’t you technically still a kid?” But his maturity and grace goes years beyond his actual age.
While your fave is having temper tantrums on Twitter all day long, Cardi B is out here minding her business and continuing to flourish. After making a stunning post-baby debut on the MTV Video Music Awards Monday night, the new mom is ready to bounce back into her ever-growing stardom, and it looks like she is adding…
Actress Michaela Coel—known for her appearances on the sci-fi series Black Mirror as well as for her own BAFTA-winning comedy series Chewing Gum—is the latest woman to come forward and speak out about being sexually assaulted while working in the entertainment industry.
Growing up 55 shades of gay in the ’90s, there were not a lot of places for a young whippersnapper like me to draw inspiration from what life could be like as an adult.
It begins with piano riffs and drum. Prince’s dulcet falsetto pours out the first verse, then drops a register for verse two. It is, in a word, sublime. It is Prince at his most soulful, with the growls and runs that mark his genius.
In less than two weeks, Black Panther (and Killmonger, and Shuri, and M’Baku, and Nakia, and Okoye, and Forest Whitaker’s Zuri accent) will be available on Netflix, permanently killing any hope you had of finishing your Netflix queue.
It’s with the heaviest of hearts and the deepest regrets that we inform you that Idris Elba, the man with whom you’ve established a long, committed and meaningful, if completely one-sided relationship, will not be playing James Bond.
When the Beat Drops Proves That Bucking Started With Black Women and Thrived in Atlanta's LGBT Community
Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.
In what strikes many as odd, soul singer Aretha Franklin died without a will.
Tiffany Haddish and Cardi B are going neck and neck for the started-from-the-bottom-now-we-heah year.
One of Amanda Seales’ best and most reliable qualities is her ability to tell it like it is. The actress (Insecure), comedian and creator of the Smart, Funny and Black traveling game show has this delightful talent of jumping on a topic, giving her opinion and then shaping thought-provoking conversations about said…
There used to be a time when you would run home to watch music videos, but it feels like that time is dying a slow and painful death. Music videos used to be the driving force of what made a song a hit and now we’re left with what can make you go viral. After watching which videos were rewarded during Monday night’s…
On Monday evening we celebrated another MTV Video Music Awards show, the event popping up mere days after the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away at the age of 76. So it would make sense that the VMAs would scramble to make sure that Miss Aretha was properly recognized.
Today in work Slack, I told everyone that I am the staff Cardi-ologist, and I said it with my chest.
Forever and Ever You'll Stay in These Charts: Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits Album Reaches Billboard Top 10 Following Her Death
The Queen of Soul, true to form, is posthumously ruling the charts this week.
The shenanigans the Flossy Posse got into at the Essence Festival in New Orleans last year are legendary, so how will they up the ante for their next Girls Trip?