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

Black Skaters Unite in ‘The Blackboard’ [WATCH]

Black Skaters Unite in ‘The Blackboard’ [WATCH]

The Blackboard documentary film was produced and directed by attorney/indie filmmaker Marquis Bradshaw. The… Read More

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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

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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

by #teamEBONY

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

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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

[IN MY LIFETIME] Jurnee Smollett-Bell Recalls a Special Michael Jackson Performance

[IN MY LIFETIME] Jurnee Smollett-Bell Recalls a Special Michael Jackson Performance

On Sept. 7 and 10, 2001, Michael Jackson delighted thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden during his "30th Anniversary Celebration."… 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

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