NEW MUSIC ALERT: John Legend’s New Music Video Reminds Us A Man-Made Border Cannot Separate Love

John Legend’s new music video for “Surefire” is an ode to the power of love in the face of xenophobia. The video, directed by Cole Wiley, premiered on Monday via YouTube and tells the story of a young Muslim woman and a Mexican immigrant’s fight to be together. The couple faces prejudice, family disapproval and… continue reading →

NFL Star Calls for Boycott of Seattle Times Because Outspoken Black Athletes Are So ‘Immature’

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is calling for a boycott of the Seattle Times after the newspaper published a scathing opinion article calling the outspoken NFL star “immature.” Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins waded into the beef between the All-Pro Seahawks lineman and Blowhard Hall of Fame windbag Stephen A. Smith in a Saturday… continue reading →

SOLANGE ON ASSERTING BLACKNESS IN WHITE SPACES: “TEAR THE GOT DAMN WALLS DOWN”

This past Thursday, Solange performed two intimate shows at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. The performance, titled “An Ode To”, was conceptualized, choreographed, directed and composed by Solange, whose Saint Heron platform will also be curating a stage at AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017. “An Ode… continue reading →

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will costar in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix

Call it the revenge of the disruptors. After a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project pairing Grammy winner Rihanna with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, in a concept that began as a Twitter sensation. Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct, and Issa Rae (Insecure) is writing the screenplay. According to… continue reading →