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Arts & Entertainment

Barry Jenkins Finally Shares ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Speech

Moonlight won Best Picture at last year’s Oscar Awards. The moment was outshined by a snafu when it was mistakenly announced that La La Land had won in the category. After moments of confusion and uproar, those who worked on the film were unable to revel at the moment on stage. Director Barry Jenkins did not have time

Careers & Finance

Congrats to the Winner of Our SXSW Pitch Competition

The best and brightest in tech at the megafestival SXSW joined forces to watch our Urban Creatives Rapid Accelerator and Pitch Contest produced by Urban Co-Labs, hosted at WeWork Austin and sponsored by Tangueray. The process began with a rapid accelerator which included featured mentors such as Quincy Jones III and Shawn Ullman, Founders of Feel

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Careers & Finance

Clap for ‘Em: Urban Creative, EBONY Finalists Announced

Time to put our money where our mouths are, EBONY family.   The Upload– EBONY’S multimedia series for profiling Black technology entrepreneurs– announced the five finalists of the Urban Creatives Rapid Accelerator and $10,000 Pitch Competition. There were more than 100 submissions from applicants across the country and one will walk away with the prize during

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Tech

EBONY, UMG, We Work Present SXSW Tech Contest

Get ready to witness another blow to the digital divide at SXSW. Urban Creatives Rapid Accelerator and $10,000 Pitch Competition is a new initiative that will be held during South by Southwest (SXSW) for minority entrepreneurs disrupting the television, film, music, arts and/or creative economy by harnessing the power of technology. With support from  EBONY, Universal

Arts & Entertainment

Four Takeaways from Nelson George at SXSW

Nelson George has gone from writing small pieces on what became huge cultural movements when he was a college student, to being one of the most respected writers in entertainment media and can tell the story of so many cultural changes that have happened over the last 40 years — because he's written about most

First Lady Michelle Obama
News & Politics

[LIVE] First Lady Michelle Obama Keynotes SXSW

Last week President Barack Obama gave the keynote at the annual SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Tex., and spoke about technology and civic engagement. But this time, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking it a step further by joining moderator Queen Latifah, hip hop producer Missy Elliot, songwriter Diane Warren and actress Sophia Bush to talk

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ICYMI: President Obama Speaks at SXSW

President Obama gave the keynote speech Friday at the SXSW conference in Austin, Tex. It was the first time a sitting president participated in the event, which drew more than 80,000 people last year. The president spoke with Evan Smith, editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune on a range of topics including civic engagement, cyber security, privacy

Arts & Entertainment

INTRODUCING Radkey! [NEW MUSIC]

“Romance Dawn” is Radkey’s rad new video (a standout track from their 2013 four-track Devil Fruit EP), a fitting finale for EBONY.com’s SXSW coverage—because we figured we’d go out with a bang. This teenaged trio from St. Joseph, Missouri loves Japanese anime, hates milk, and was inspired by Jack Black’s deranged, rock-n-roll loving evangelist-teacher from

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Arts & Entertainment

The Music of SXSW 2014

Breaking down Austin’s 27th annual SXSW Music, the absolute hugest festival of its kind, is sort of like blind men touching different parts an elephant and coming away with completely opposing ideas on how that animal looks. With over 2,000 bands performing over a five-day period at dozens of downtown venues—and hundreds of panel discussions

Arts & Entertainment

Watching the Throne with Jay Z and Kanye West

In a sort of one-off re-launch of their Watch the Throne tour, rap titans Jay Z and Kanye West teamed up again last night for a celebratory – if not revelatory – SXSW show at the Austin Music Hall, filling the small-for-them 4600-seater to the point of nearly popping. Unsurprisingly for the veteran duo, they

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News & Politics

STOP DRIVING DRUNK NOW

I’m supposed to be editing captions for our second “Street Style” gallery with images of fashionable folks walking the streets of Austin, Texas where members of our team have been for a week, attending the SXSW festival. But it doesn’t seem fair or right to be thinking about dope kicks or cute Afros right now.As