Tag: mainstream

Why is mainstream media sleeping on soul?

Over the past few months, there have been rumblings that indicate that soul music is not only alive—but primed for a major resurgence. But the media seems to gloss over great music by artists like Jazmine Sullivan and Raheem DeVaughn

‘The Best Man Holiday’ fell flat with white audiences, should black people care?

USA Today’s ignorant description of “The Best Man Holiday” as a ‘race-themed’ film (later laughably softened as a ‘diverse’ film), opened up the floodgates of criticism and justifiable anger. But more than that, it shed a light on what black filmmakers, actors and audiences have known for years: anything that features mostly black stars will invariably be viewed as a ‘black’ film by the mainstream–regardless of how universal the actual film’s themes are.