Was Alessandro Michele Inspired by Dapper Dan for This Gucci Look?

In the fledgling days of hip-hop culture, rappers and fashion brands couldn’t be further apart. Legends like Slick Rick dropped lines about wearing Bally shoes, but he was never sponsored by the label. Fashion brands remained in the realm of high-class luxury, and the burgeoning emcees of the genre merely flexed that they made enough… continue reading →

Kendall Jenner Is Officially an Ambassador for Adidas Originals

Kendall Jenner will soon be wearing even more Adidas than usual. The model announced this afternoon via social media that she is the brand’s newest ambassador. “Officially joining the adidas fam!” Jenner wrote on Instagram. She shared a Boomerang of herself wearing an Adidas tracksuit and matching sneakers while driving a golf cart in front… continue reading →

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 →