Was it necessary for the LA Times to announce the death of rapper DMX with a headline that included references to his drug addiction and legal problems?  Is CupcakKe right that women rappers are boring at the moment?  Is Lena Waithe making trauma porn about Black people because of theContinue Reading

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Is Mathew Knowles correct about colorism benefitting Beyonce and hurting Kelly Rowland careers?  Does Lena Waithe have a valid criticism of Denzel Washington and Will Smith for “not financing Black independent films?”  What is the future of Ebony and Jet magazines after the recent firing of their staff of writers?Continue Reading

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[youtube id=”fL_mb8jtirM”] [youtube id=”s4Ho8BBSkFk”]Queen Latifah hosted BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! awards this year in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Judith Jamison, Lena Waithe, Tarana Burke, M.A.D.Girls and Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden were all recipients of the night’s honors. The musical highlight of theContinue Reading

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