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Aretha Franklin has been posthumously awarded in a major way. The “I Say A Little Prayer” hitmaker — who died last year at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer — has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for her contribution to American music and culture. Franklin is also the first individual woman to…

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The Igrushi Brand is a lifestyle company that has charged itself with the responsibility of uplifting our Black community across the African Diaspora by creating platforms to highlight achievement, excellence and unity. Founded by two Nigerian cousins, Stephen Keshi and Amiko Igrubia, the Morehouse College graduates saw a need within their community and sought out to…

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In the spring of 2018, Beyoncé became the only Black woman to ever headline Coachella. The scenes from that historic moment will be released as a documentary called Homecoming, scheduled to air on Netflix on April 17. During her two-hour awe-inspiring performance, Beyoncé gave the audience a taste of her Southern roots while being unapologetically Black.…

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Chicago is a city that has had its fair share of successes and downfalls. So it’s especially refreshing when a story can be told about a group of African Americans who found success in business, especially a business that makes everyone dance. One year ago, Charles Martin, Ron Platt, Bobby Burke, Mary Ann Marsh, Reginald…

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Gucci, perhaps one of the most recognizable names in high fashion, is in desperate damage control mode after a disastrous fail during Black History Month. At issue is a pullover sweater that features a cut out for the mouth with big red lips, making the wearer appear in blackface. However, when the images hit social…

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All eyes will be on Atlanta as the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Beyond the big game, Atlanta’s culture will also take center stage. Before the city became synonymous with rap music and reality TV, Atlantans lived by their own cultural rules. Rolling out created a list that will resonate with Atlantans.…

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Soulja Boy has spoken out about Kanye West in a serious rant about his antics. The 28-year-old rapper recently slammed West for supporting the controversial figurehead and said he wouldn’t be “holding [his] tongue” when it comes to his opinions any longer. Soulja Boy, in a Twitter rant video, said he even believes he could be to blame for…

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We experienced many memorable musical moments in 2018. For example, Kanye West produced five albums alone but overshadowed them all with his MAGA hat and White House visit; Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video created controversy and dialogue; 6ix9ine trolled his way into jail; Cardi B and Drake each had three No. 1 singles; and the…

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It’s the holiday season — a time that can create more stress and sickness than usual. Remaining healthy in a culture of technology-induced convenience, fast food and minimal physical activity is essential to our prosperity as a community. Technology, if used responsibly, can change the health statistics of our community by fighting stigmas, providing resources…

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The Center for Truth and Healing is requesting your physical or remote attendance to witness this EPIC event! For centuries, our people across the globe have been used, abused, and confused about our identity and our place in society. However, thanks to many great teachers such as The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr.…

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The Center for Truth and Healing is requesting your physical or remote attendance to witness this EPIC event! For centuries, our people across the globe have been used, abused, and confused about our identity and our place in society. However, thanks to many great teachers such as The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr.…

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If you’re an art lover and have been on Instagram in the past couple of years, it’s very likely that you’ve seen a glimpse of Infinity Mirrors. It’s hard to miss the colorful and quirky snapshots from the exhibit that flooded many Instagram timelines. Infinity Mirrors showcases the work of Yayoi Kusama, an 89-year old Japanese artist. The…

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Offset reportedly splashed out a six-figure sum on three pieces of diamond jewelry for his wife Cardi B. The Migos rapper had already surprised the “I Like It” hitmaker with a $200K Lamborghini Urus sports car for his spouse’s 26th birthday last week, and now it’s been revealed he had a personalized necklace, charm bracelet…

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Flowers, glitter and other hair accessories exploded from the Afros, curls and dreadlocks of festivalgoers who gathered in Atlanta this past weekend for Afropunk 2018. The two-day Carnival of Consciousness was the perfect environment for them to show off their individuality, creativity and personal sense of expression through their hairstyles. At every turn, eclectic and exotic styles…

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