Leaders of Black diaspora gather in Los Angeles for 2nd annual AFRICON

Over the past few days, leaders from the global Black diaspora gathered in Los Angeles for AFRICON – one of the country’s biggest celebrations of the African continent and the diaspora, presented by Amplify Africa.  The second annual event brought together music, innovation, business, activism, education, and more, to uplift, acknowledge, and celebrate the diversity […]

Haute lifestyle is the message on Jidenna’s 6-track EP, ‘Boomerang’

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Jidenna has returned to give fans yet another project for their listening pleasure. Earlier this year, Jidenna dropped his debut album, The Chief and now Boomerang is the current entrée that Jidenna has set forth on the table. Jidenna digs deep into his African roots on Boomerang. He mixes African tradition, with hip-hop cadences, which allow […]

Jidenna proves what it means to be a ‘Classic Man’ with debut album ‘The Chief’

Earlier this year, the 59th annual Grammy Awards were televised to an audience of 26 million people across the world. Some might consider the annual awards show to be a self-serving event for the year’s most popular artists, but the four-hour spectacle of anticipation, performances and speeches represents much more than that. The annual Grammy […]

Jidenna rejected Harvard

[jwplatform KL1plV2R] “Classic Man” singer Jidenna was a host on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 edition of “The Real” and shared with the hosts why he rejected Harvard.

Where have they been? Arsenio Hall, Jill Marie Jones at Ebony Power 100 gala

Ebony magazine brought together some of the most influential Black entertainers for their annual Power 100 Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Presented by Nationwide at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, the gala celebrated achievements in the Black American community within the past 70 years. The soiree was 70s themed with a performance by George Clinton and Parliament […]

‘Ebony’ Power 100 gala brings out stars, celebrates magazine’s 70th anniversary

[jwplatform Y0XAeMux] Ebony Magazine held its annual Power 100 Gala presented by Nationwide at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Dec. , 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Ebony has been celebrating the accomplishments of a handpicked list of 100 of the most influential and intriguing men and women in Black America for the past 70 years. From “Blackish” co-stars Tracee Ellis […]

Lauryn Hill, Wale, and more bring down the house at ONE Musicfest

Thousands of music lovers enjoyed a day of dynamic performances on Sept. 12 at the ONE Musicfest in Atlanta. A list of the hottest urban acts around took to the stage at Aaron’s Amphitheater in Lakewood for the festival’s sixth year in operation. The talent of the day ranged from rock to hip-hop, soul, reggae, electro, […]

Janelle Monae introduces her wonderful Wondaland crew at concert in Atlanta

Janelle Monae is following in the footsteps of her mentors Big Boi and Diddy by giving young artists a chance at musical greatness. Monae recently inked a deal with Epic Records for her Wondaland imprint and decided to take her crew on the road with The Eephus tour powered by Toyota. Mona and the Wondaland […]

Janelle Monae and Wondaland to perform free concert for national tour in August

This summer, Janelle Monae and her Wondaland Records crew will be treating fans in eight cities to a secret free concert. The Eephus Tour Powered by Toyota will kick off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Aug. 12 and will conclude in Atlanta on Aug. 31. Wondaland Records founder Monae will not only be hitting the stage […]

Is Jidenna, the ‘Classic Man,’ remixing swag and bringing light-skinned back?

When “light skinned versus dark skinned,” “light skin privilege” and “colorism” are a topic of conversation and you add “female” to the dynamic, it’s tense. It’s heated. It’s hurtful. But for “men,” it’s jovial. It’s lighthearted. It’s even a tug-of-war game, literally, at Tom Joyner’s annual Fantastic Voyage cruise to the islands of the Caribbean. Men just don’t […]

BET Awards 2015 red carpet: Black and white trends, who wore it best?

Lights, smartphones, selfies! The 2015 BET Awards red carpet was teeming with celebs from all facets of the industry – music, TV, film and sports. Monochrome (black and white) was the style choice of the afternoon. D-Wade’s lovely wife Gabby looked striking in black sequins. Dimple-faced Silento sported a jacket with a flared patent-leather lapel. Bobby V. complemented […]