Black celebrities we lost in 2019

Rising rap renegade Juice WRLD reminded us again about the fragility of life and the hazards of abusing powerful prescription medication. WRLD, who was born Jarad Anthony Higgins, passed away suddenly at a Chicago airport on Dec. 8, 2019, after reportedly ingesting a lethal amount of opioids. One of the most shocking and surprising deaths […]

5 hip-hop books released in 2019 that are worth reading

Throughout 2019, a number of hip-hop’s biggest recording artists and cultural influencers have tested their talents outside of the studio and away from their roaring fans. As we close out this decade, 2019 saw some of them put pen to paper and express their opinions away from the mic and daily shows. Some told the […]

Fans laugh after Cardi B has a wardrobe malfunction

The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker and her dancers are known for incorporating the dance move into their performances, but the rapper was forced to disappear off stage for a moment to sort out her clothing emergency. The cause of the emergency: twerking. Speaking to the crowd during her performance at Mount Maunganui Bay Dreams festival in […]

The ‘money moves’ Cardi B plans to make in 2019

Cardi B has remained a topic of conversation recently with her very public breakup from rapper husband Offset. Now the 26-year-old rapper is putting the focus back on her music. She revealed to her fans that they won’t have to wait long for new music and that her second studio album will be released later this year. […]

Ferguson makes history: Michael Brown’s mom runs for city council; prosecutor ousted

Lezley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown, announces her run for Ferguson city council 2019. The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is once again making wide-reaching headlines with the help of two community leaders carrying the torch. The first is Lezley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown who was brutally killed by police […]