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A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

As we come up on the anniversary of Prince‘s death, many people around the world are still mourning the icon’s untimely passing. In a week that is sure to be filled with purple-themed parties, we at Global Grind recall some of the best tributes following the passing of the GOAT — as well as the […]

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

With blackSUMMERS'night — the long-awaited follow-up to 2009's BLACKsummers'night — right around the corner, Maxwell is showing no signs of slowing down.

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BET delivered on their promise to rightly honor the Purple One.

Maxwell hasn’t changed much since 1996, but that’s because he doesn’t have to. It’s the sultry swing of those signature laid-back grooves that make Mr. Rivera so timeless. With “1990X,” the neo-soul vet proves he’s yet to lose it. “Lay here closely beside me,” he croons in his trademark falsetto. “Feel my heart as it’s pounding / We will climax with […]

  It’s been 20 years since Gerald Maxwell  Rivera graced us with his critically acclaimed debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. Released during neo-soul’s rise (it dropped one year after D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar and a year before Erykah Badu’s Baduizm), Urban Hang Suite poised both itself and Maxwell as pioneers of the genre, influencing soul […]

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It seems like just a few weeks ago that music heads were coming off of the festival season high that engulfs the art form every year, but it’s that time again and 2016 is shaping up to be another year to remember for festival goers. Two of this year’s most anticipated festival line ups were […]

Actor/singer Tyrese Gibson has been going through a tough time since the death of his good friend Paul Walker. However, the one bright spot in his string of dark days was his birthday. For his birthday, Tyrese vacationed in Dubai with friends Will Smith and Maxwell. Not only did the trio of entertainers take in […]

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  We have not been able to stop playing this song! We’ve been waiting for some hotness like this to come around for awhile now! These two are great on their own, but who knew how amazing they could be together!!! Take a listen to their new song ” The only word for this is […]

When soul crooner Maxwell returned from his eight year self-imposed exile in 2009, he mentioned his  next album BLACKsummers’night would be the first of a trilogy of musical projects. However, four yeas has gone by without any new Maxwell joints. Fret not, R&B fans, Maxwell tweeted the partial tracklist to the BLACKsummers’night‘s follow-up SUMMERS’. There […]