Darren Sands

Entertainment Journalist

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Black Music for Fall

BLACK MUSIC NOW: 5 Most Anticipated Moments This Fall

The inevitable fall season is upon us. And with Labor Day right around the corner,…

BLACK MUSIC NOW: What Does Azealia Banks Mean?

I was late to the Azealia Banks phenomenon. So much that I thought a picture…

BLACK MUSIC NOW: Goapele Performs at ANC 100th Anniversary

Sitting cross-legged in a trailer deep in New York’s Central Park, the R&B singer Goapele…

Christian Scott

[INTERVIEW] Christian Scott Defies Traditional Boundaries of Jazz

There is so much color, intrigue and purpose to everything Christian Scott does musically, you…

Rick Ross

BLACK MUSIC NOW: Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ Releases Today

The most fascinating theater that's permeated Rick Ross’ oeuvre during the better part of his…

Frank Ocean

BLACK MUSIC NOW: Frank Ocean Tour Takeover

Just hours before Frank Ocean was due to take the stage at the Wiltern in…

Nas

BLACK MUSIC NOW: Nas Releases Tenth Studio Album, ‘Life is Good’

NAS IS A MAN; he’s almost 40. It’s on the cover of his latest release,…

HBO’s ‘Veep’ Break-out Star Sufe Bradshaw Talks Her Character, New Documentary

Sue Wilson doesn’t have a fake dog. She’s never used a connected boyfriend to get…

[EXCLUSIVE] Teyonah Parris: The Black Woman Among ‘Mad Men’

“When is everything going to get back to normal?” a drunk and ineffectual Roger Sterling…