Rapsody

Rapsody in Blue [INTERVIEW]

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

It’s the Sunday before the 58th annual Grammy Awards, and Rapsody is beaming with excitement. Not only will the North Carolina-bred… Read More

Vanity: From Sexy Prince Protégé to Evangelist

Vanity: From Sexy Prince Protégé to Evangelist

by Alex Titus

Iconic 1980s R&B funk singer-songwriter Vanity (born Denise Matthews) from pop group Vanity 6 passed away from kidney disease… Read More

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Raises the Rap Bar for Live TV

by Matthew Allen

“Kendrick Lamar’s performance is going to be very controversial,” said Grammy Awards host LL Cool J prior to the… Read More

Grammys ’16: Kendrick Segregated to Hip-Hop

Grammys ’16: Kendrick Segregated to Hip-Hop

by Michael Arceneaux

Days before the 58th annual Grammy Awards aired, executive producer Ken Ehrlich argued that the Grammys do not have the same diversity… Read More

Vanity Passes Away at 57

Vanity Passes Away at 57

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Vanity—the former ’80s Prince protégé born Denise Matthews—passed away at 57 from kidney failure… Read More

Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica Sniping at Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent

by Kyra Kyles

Welp. For those of y'all who thought that Jay Electronica was in hip-hop hibernation, maybe it's time for you to wipe the sleep out… Read More

‘AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’ Airs Season Finale<br />

‘AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’ Airs Season Finale

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Is being African defined only by the tragedies that have befallen the continent? The African existence has been overwhelmingly marketed… Read More

Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’: A First Impression [REVIEW]<br />

Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’: A First Impression [REVIEW]

by Darryl Robertson

From album title changes (So Help Me God, Swish, Waves and finally The Life of… Read More

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

by LaToya Cross

The arts should serve the people. Art and struggle brought them together. Love and dedication kept them united. For decades, Ossie Davis… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Since it's debut in 1984, the Dunk Contest has been gaining in popularity. Who are we kidding? It's safe to say it's officially the highlight… Read More

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