Jay-Z Recasts ‘Friends’ With Black Actors + Nods To ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Win

A little less than 23 years after Friends debuted on NBC, Jay-Z today released a reimagining of the David Crane- and Marta Kauffman-created series with an all African-American cast. Add to that deft move, his new “Moonlight” music video breaks the fourth wall courtesy of Hannibal Buress and Jerrod Carmichael and makes mentions of Oscar… continue reading →

Rihanna Just Gave Us Abundant Levels Of Crop Over Sexy

Hair, jewels, thighs— Rihanna looks like a Crop Over goddess.  Don’t let the baaawdy alarm you, Rihanna has taken her Crop Over sexy to a new level. On Monday, the singer shared a photo of her festival look that included green and red feathers, head-to-toe jewels, and a turquoise wig. As a proud Bajan, the… continue reading →

#OURSTORIESMATTER: Brown Girls Is Now an Emmy-Nominated Show Well Ahead of Its HBO Debut

HBO’s investment in series created for and by people of color is already paying off: Brown Girls, the web series recently signed to a development deal to adapt it for HBO, has been nominated for its first Emmy. On Thursday, the show and its creators, writer Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey, were nominated for… 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 →

7 Nonprofits Dedicated to Empowering Young Brown Girls

At a time when the faces of young black girls are seen flashed across the news for going missing, now more than ever, resources to learn safety and interpersonal skills are crucial. There are a growing number of organizations teaching girls everything from safety to interpersonal skills. While they’re all a little different, the common… continue reading →