John Singleton Remembered As A Pioneer In Black Cinema

The movie Green Book was released in 2018 with much criticism. For Black audiences the movie was a betrayal — it explored a sobering chapter of our history from a very non-Black perspective. Our reaction to Green Book is John Singleton’s legacy. In a very short time we have shifted from the expectation that our […]

Son of Notorious B.I.G Fighting For Criminal Justice Reform

CJ Wallace is determined to leave his mark on the world and honor his later father. His company is called “Think BIG” and the motivations are deeply personal. Wallace’s late father was arrested for cannabis before his death and like many other Black men, he would have been wrapped up with the criminal justice system […]

Nipsey Hussle Celebration Of Life Live Streaming Today

The family of Nipsey Hussle will honor him with a “Celebration of Life” memorial service today. The service will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 1 p.m. Eastern time, 10 a.m. Pacific time. BET will live stream the memorial service for all those who are unable to attend on its network […]

Beyoncé’s Adidas Deal Has Important Backend

Beyoncé and Adidas announced a new partnership that will make the iconic entertainer a creative partner for the shoe company. Beyoncé will design footwear and apparel for the Adidas brand but more importantly, relaunch her own Ivy Park brand. The new partnership “respects Beyoncé’s ownership of her company which continues her journey as one of […]

Rihanna Pulls Product After Complaints of Cultural Appropriation

Rihanna’s Fenty brand scrapped plans to release a highlighter because of social media backlash. The shade of highlighter was called “Geisha Chic,” a reference to the Japanese geisha tradition. Geishas were women that worked as entertainers and paid companions for centuries. Many social media users complained that there is an oppressive history tied to geisha […]