Black girls are often silenced by tropes that deem them too loud, too fast, too much. But 'Step' allows them to tell their stories authentically — and when Black girls speak, we must have the courage to listen.
Prodigy will remain a respected griot of rap culture. But examining the pain he lived with through sickle cell is an indictment on the medical world.
The film attempts to speak for someone who was never at a loss for words, but who seemed to die without having truly been heard.
What better way to unofficially kick off the summer season than a day-long musical escape to the sandy piers of Philadelphia?
The Love Jones soundtrack took us through a delicate and complex aural journey that gave many Black women, who had long-believed they were unworthy of love, hope. And 20 years later, it remains one of the most important soundtracks in modern cinema.
I recently revisited Baduizm––it's been twenty years since its release––and I fell right back into the groove of the project, connecting with it as though it was released last month.
This was the year that Beyoncé pumped her fist for Black women and inspired us to break the emotional, physical, and spiritual chains that have kept us bound for far too long.
What Happens When Hip-Hop Grows Up? ATCQ's 'We Got It From Here' Is The Nostalgic Catharsis We Needed To Heal
America is on the precipice of not simply a regime change, but a sociopolitical shift arguably unseen prior to this moment. The group's sixth studio album offers 60 minutes of catharsis that both eases our anxieties and challenges us to consider our contributions to whatever is next.
Black women sing. We sing the blues, we rock out with the best of them, and we croon country tunes that both melt and soothe battered and broken hearts. And we've been doing it since the beginning.
This Is How Solange Knowles Beautifully Captures The Black Liberation Struggle In 'A Seat At The Table'
In what could be considered protest music at its core, Knowles acknowledges her anger, vulnerability, fear, and pain while embracing her triumphs, joy, and Black girl magic in her most intimate and personal project to date.
America has long exploited the Black athlete for talent, but despite the scores of world records set, hundreds of Olympic medals won, and numerous international athletic victories as representatives of the United States, Black American athletes have not been spared the harsh realities of racial bias.