Letoya Luckett gives major vocals on this freestyle inspired by Big Sean’s “Blessed.” Luckett’s new album, Until Then, is out this summer.
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Filmmakers Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot take a sobering look at the decline of San Francisco’s Black population in The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The SF natives have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to make a feature film on Fails’ experience as a Black kid who watched his family lose their home in the Fillmore District, and the displacement that followed. “This isn’t just a story for Black people or for people who lost their homes,” he says. “It’s a universal story for anybody that feels like an outsider in their hometown.”
She’s been called “the next Lauryn Hill” thanks to her gritty rhymes and soulful vocals. You’ll fall in love with Tish Hyman’s brand of conscious hip hop.
Try it here!
Celebrating a milestone anniversary this week? Or, maybe you want to show the man in your life a little love, just because? Buzzy new gift idea Flatterbox lets you create custom handwritten or typed message cards and delivers them in a beautiful, acrylic presentation box. He can display it on his desk at work and be reminded daily of what he means to you. #Aww
Hammercy! When is May 22 coming so we can see Chocolate City? A college student is encouraged to pursue a career in male stripping after he flops during his first amateur night. And to that we say: AMEN. The chocolatey goodness, starring Tyson Beckford, Vivica A. Fox and Ginuwine, hits theaters this Friday, May 22. Watch here!
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Calling all NYC metro ladies: There’s still time to snag tickets for your and your girls for tonight’s New York City stop on The Great Love Debate Tour — an interactive town-hall style event where audience members and 6 leading experts discuss, and debate the current state of dating in 2015. Plus, as an added bonus, the event will be hosted by ESSENCE.com’s Modern Day Matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson. You can still get tickets for tonight’s show here!
Grammy nominated singer Maysa teams up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for “Keep It Movin,” a sweet mid-tempo tune you’ll love all summer.