Disney Junior announces a new animated series for their preschool-aged audience designed to address current issues of racism and social justice. Rise Up, Sing Out will consist of music shorts that celebrate differences in people and opens up conversations around the topics. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” TrotterContinue Reading

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Malik B., an early member of The Roots, has died at age 47 of undisclosed causes. Black Thought and Questlove released a statement about Malik’s passing and contribution to hip-hop.Malik Abdul Basit met Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter in the early ’90s. He joined The Roots andContinue Reading

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Michelle Obama will join The Roots for their 13th annual picnic which will be held online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obama is participating in the event to encourage voter registration. The former first lady’s nonprofit When We All Vote has partnered with the show. The virtualContinue Reading

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