Tyler Perry is building his empire and his next venture is coming with a little help from his friends at BET.
Queen & Slim are staying alive, no matter what. Even in a world where police officers constantly target people who look like them.
The 19th annual BET Awards have come and gone and it was the blackest way to start the summer. I watched the shenanigans go down live from one of the blackest media rooms in the game.
See, what had happened was …
The day has come, y’all!
On the night of June 20, 2019, the clouds parted and we were all treated to one of the greatest things known to man: A visual of what it’s like to day drink with Rihanna.
Y’all. Meet Queen & Slim. And instantly fall in lust, love and lure.
Chicago is a city that has been thrust into the abyss of exploitation, as national media has been lured by the city’s crime-ridden headlines. But what of the people who make up the city? What of their stories? What makes them tick? After all, the people are the heart of any city, in my opinion.
Love is in formation. Can you feel it? Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT? Tonight, that is.
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all post-racial propaganda movies are created redundantly.
Another one of August Wilson’s brilliant plays is coming to the silver screen! Get ready to sound the trumpets because this time, it’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
OK, OK, OK, I have a confession—the headline is a tad misleading as I don’t really care how white people like their grits or whether they know what a grit is. This is really about that Justin Simien show on Netflix. Ha! Gotcha!
It’s African American Music Appreciation Month (lovingly known as Black Music Month) and what better way to celebrate than to honor just how much music affects another celebrated medium? That’s right, we’re talking film.
It’s a wrap on the 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival! I got to attend this year on behalf of The Root (I have more coverage from the fest coming soon; look out for it!) and as always, it was delightfully black as fuck.
Along with his business acumen and music, Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) was known for his humanitarian spirit. Locals lovingly called him “Neighborhood Nip.” It’s one of the main reasons why the marathon shall, indeed, continue.
On the evening of June 17, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof marched into what was typically thought to be the purest form of sanctuary—a church—and terrorized a group of black worshippers. Nine people, including senior pastor and South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham…
They say no one understands Shaft but his woman. But, does Shaft even like women? Yes, he likes pussy, but I mean, as people? Well, the 2019 addition to the franchise challenges that notion a bit with a family member from the new generation—none other than John Shaft’s son.
Toni Morrison’s work has always been deemed as rich and poetic, perhaps an extension of her very own life.
Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam—once known as “The Central Park Five” are now “The Exonerated Five.”