Adina Howard: the next chapter

Most famously known for her platinum-plus, chart-topping female anthem, “Freak Like Me,” taken from the Grand Rapids, Michigan native’s 1995 debut, Do You Wanna Ride? [Mecca Don/EastWest Records], Adina Howard is a true renaissance woman. Flash forward over two decades later, and the singer-songwriter-restaurateur, who has also given the masses a string of other popular entries including “What’s Love […]

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.

Mindless Behavior: The New Black Love for Young Black Women

Mindless Behavior, the hottest Pop group with a hip hop/r&b swag, has taken the young world by storm, your daughter’s hearts in the palm of their hands, and who better to do so! Mindless Behavior are the young men of your daughter’s dreams and the key to proving love still exists between young black men […]

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