Being the 'Black Sheep' of the Wine Business

Being the 'Black Sheep' of the Wine Business

by Eric Easter, Urban News Service

In a third floor loft a few blocks from Madison Square Garden, eight people are deciding what wine New Yorkers will drink. From 10 a.m. to 5… Read More

How Pop Culture Moved from ‘Respectable’ to ‘Unapologetically Black’

How Pop Culture Moved from ‘Respectable’ to ‘Unapologetically Black’

by Michael Harriot

I knew it the moment it happened. Had I written this a month ago, I would have found it difficult to pinpoint the time of death. Maybe it… Read More

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Bad Boys for God: Diddy’s Lost Gospel Album

by Michael A. Gonzales

Watching the recent Bad Boy Reunion Concert on the Today Show brought back many jiggy memories of yesteryear when the label launched by a lanky kid… Read More

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

by Miles Marshall Lewis

What did the women in Prince’s life bring to him? What was it about the sacred feminine principle that moved and defined him in a way distinct… Read More

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

by Mark Anthony Neal

When an icon such as Prince Rogers Nelson transitions, he becomes a torch for both nostalgia and the power of music to unite, proving an artist… Read More

Why Prince? Why Now?

Why Prince? Why Now?

by Kierna Mayo

That’s not how any of this works. When we began the planning of this June issue—our annual celebration of Black Music Month… Read More

[Video] ‘Roots’ Star Emayatzy Corinealdi Talks Reboot

[Video] ‘Roots’ Star Emayatzy Corinealdi Talks Reboot

by Kyra Kyles

Like so many of us, you likely fell in love with Emayatzy Corinealdi in Ava DuVernay’s understated masterpiece, “Middle of Nowhere.”… Read More

Black Films’ Rich, Resistant History

Black Films’ Rich, Resistant History

by Michael A. Gonzales

During the 1970s, many picture show palaces across America weren’t doing the same brisk business they were a decade before, so they quietly… Read More

Joe Morton in a scene from TURN ME LOOSE by Gretchen Law, Directed by John Gould Rubin.

Joe Morton Takes on Dick Gregory

by Matthew Allen

Joe Morton is a household name, thanks in part to his amazing portrayal of the villainous Rowan Pope on ABC's Scandal. However, before… Read More

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