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Jay-Z‘s Made in America festival has been canceled. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend has made the decision to ax the popular event, which was due to take place between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. The hitmaker is instead encouraging everyone to…

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Introverts protest the same way we do anything in life — with substance, with analysis and with reflection. Black introverts feel deeply about what’s happening in the world today but must know ourselves well enough to choose our lane of comfort or create a new one. What that means is we must use our voices…

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After weeks of media coverage about rioters and looters who hijacked protests following George Floyd’s death, Washington D.C. held its breath as Juneteenth marches wound up their springs on Friday. No one needed to worry. It was festive, not angry. People sold T-shirts. One woman led hundreds down Pennsylvania Avenue while belting Beyoncé’s “Freedom” anthem…

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A valiant and vibrant voice in the fight for justice has been silenced. Florida protester Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, who had become prominent in the local insurrection against police brutality and other injustices, has been found dead after she tweeted about being sexually assaulted. The bodies of Salau, 19, and a 75-year-old woman, Victoria “Vicki” Sims,…

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Whoopi Goldberg wants police departments to reteach cops “how to police” following the Black Lives Matter movement. The 64-year-old actress believes the key to tackling systematic racism is forcing society to make a change as she claims children are “taught” to be racist “without realizing.” Appearing on “Watch What Happens Live,” she said: “Well, racism…

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Legendary singer, actress and film director Barbra Streisand has helped George Floyd’s daughter to become a Disney shareholder. The 78-year-old singer sent a package to 6-year-old Gianna featuring shares in the multibillion-dollar company, following her father’s death which has sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the globe. Gianna wrote on her Instagram page: “Thank You…

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Tis’ the season for the formidable “cancel culture” that is steadily stacking up the body count on a daily basis in America. Several celebrities have been pummeled into oblivion for controversial statements related to the uprising following the passing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. B. Simone, 30, is the latest victim to be accosted by…

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Regina King is balancing “optimism” and “pain” amid the anti-racism protests. The 49-year-old actress admits the protests in the U.S. and overseas, sparked by the death of George Floyd, have given her a sense of hope for the future. Speaking on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” King said: “I am managing a balance of optimism…

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Ludacris finds it “hard” to talk to his kids about racism. The 42-year-old rapper has admitted it’s difficult to explain the recent unrest to his children following the death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis. The Fate of the Furious star — who has Shaila, 23, Karma, 18, Cai, 6, and Cadence, 5…

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Ne-Yo has defended calling George Floyd‘s death a “sacrifice,” after the unarmed Black man was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. The 40-year-old singer-songwriter made the remarks at a memorial service for Floyd, where he also sang Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” At the service,…

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