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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between The World And Me’ to be Adapted as Stage Show at The Apollo

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s 2015 book Between the World and Me will soon be adapted as a stage show at the historic Apollo theatre. The moving book which is written as a letter to his teenage son recounts the many layers of feelings, symbolism and everyday life that represents what it means to exist as an African-American in…

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SZA Drops New Visual For Travis Scott-assisted Single “Love Galore”

Like many of us, SZA is racking her brain when it comes to love.  Her new single “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott finds her going back on things she wished she never did, only to do it over again. One minute, she is in control and the next she is lost in the world of…

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Solange Discusses Her Writing Process, Style and Upcoming Museum Tour With Kimberly Drew

Our beloved boss lady Solange Knowles continues to blaze her own trail while using her music, style and grace to navigate the spaces in which she feels the most free. Since the release of her Grammy award winning album, A Seat at the Table, we have seen Solange stretch beyond the limitations that are often placed…

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Michael McDonald Adores Thundercat And Would Like To Work With Frank Ocean

The living legend Michael McDonald has his sights on collaborating with Frank Ocean and has come to love Thundercat even going as far as admitting to how flattered he was for being acknowledged as one of his musical influences. McDonald has created pure magic with Patti LaBelle, The Winans, Aretha Franklin and most recently he…

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Watch Nicki Minaj Claim The Throne In “No Frauds” Video With Drake & Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj continues to give everyone a run for their money. If you haven’t already placed your bet on one of the hottest female rappers of our time, well, its too late. She’s winning. In her latest video “No Frauds,” she teams up with label mates Lil Wayne and Drake to put those who have…

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In this April 6, 2017 photo Rhea McCauley a niece of Rosa Parks poses in front of the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks in Berlin. McCauley donated the former Detroit house of Rosa Park to American artist Ryan Mendoza  who has taken apart the  Michigan house that Rosa Parks once lived in and rebuilt it in the German capital, to raise awareness about the late civil rights activist and her legacy.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home Has Been Relocated To Berlin, Germany

Detroit’s effort to clean up the city would have costed it a piece of its own history.  Rosa Parks’ niece Rhea McCauley purchased her aunt’s Detroit home for $500 to interrupt its planned demolition. Teaming up with artist Ryan Mendoza and several volunteers, she was able to physically move the home to Berlin, Germany piece by…

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Lawrence Lindell’s New Children’s Book Teaches Black Boys to Treat Black Girls with Respect

Lawrence Lindell is changing the narrative of how Black boys ought to treat Black girls. His new book From Black Boy With Love derived from firsthand experience of being around Black boys and men who put down girls with darker skin tones and/or kinky tresses. Lindell believes that in order for things to change, our young boys/future…

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Noname Performs Fan Favorites for NPR’s Tiny Desk Series

Chicago native Noname stopped by the NPR offices to spread what we have come to know as her magic. She took over the Tiny Desk Concert series to perform several fan favorites including those from her 2016 mixtape, Telefone. Accompanied by a four-piece band, the poised emcee effortlessly ran through a track list that included “Diddy…

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Solange, Red Bull Music Academy & The Guggenheim Museum Present: “An Ode To”

Our undeniably talented boss lady Solange will be collaborating with the Red Bull Music Academy in New York to add to its running list of groundbreaking performances at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on May 18th, 2017. Solange will activate the museum’s iconic Rotunda space with an interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation examining themes from…

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Director of ‘Burning Sands’ Hopes To Spark A Discussion In The Black Greek Community

Gerard McMurray, the writer and director behind the Netflix original film Burning Sands is prepared to lead the discussion that surrounds keeping Black Greek organizations alive. As a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, one of the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities that make up the “Divine 9” organizations, he is ready to…

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Tupac’s Handwritten Lyrics for “Dear Mama” Is Selling for $75,000

The late Tupac Shakur’s prized possessions have been resurfacing quite a bit in the last couple of years. Many of these items have been auctioned off to some of the highest bidders, while some remain on the market. The latest item is the rapper’s handwritten lyrics for his 1995 hit song “Dear Mama.” This song in…

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Kerry Washington To Bring ˈThe Mothersˈ Novel To Life

Kerry Washington will play a major role in bringing the debut novel The Mothers by Brit Bennett to the big screen, proving that there are clearly no limits to what she can do. Somehow, she effortlessly pulls off being a mother, wife and a phenomenal actress simultaneously. The novel explores the life of a young…

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