In 2013 Pharrell Williams had one of the best years of any artist thanks to the ubiquitous hits “Happy,” “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky,” so it’s the perfect time for him to serve up a new album full of music. The multi hyphenate has announced that his next solo album “GIRL” will be released this spring, […]

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, and there’s no better end to a perfect date than cuddling up on the couch with the perfect romantic movie.  Whether your tastes run to the sultry, poetic vibes of “Love Jones” or having your funny bone tickled with a more romantic comedy like “Boomerang”,  Black cinema has […]

The science fiction genre has been an enduring staple in American culture.  Playing with infinite possible outcomes of humanity’s evolution (or destruction), moviegoers open their minds to visions of utopian societies, androids and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, that progressive thinking didn’t extend to people of color as most sci-fi movies in the earlier part of the […]

Unfortunately, along with new beginnings and second chances, the new year also brought with it some bad news. It was announced on New Years day that, due to complications after open-heart surgery, James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the iconic “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” had passed away at the age of 68.   While […]

  Drake is consistent if nothing else.  Love him or hate him, he gives you what he knows best from one project to the next. Despite the title of this new album being “Nothing Was The Same,” we’re pretty convinced that things are pretty much the same for Drake on his latest audio self-help book. […]

21 years after its debut in 1992, “Boomerang” has stood the test of time as the vanguard of the black rom-com ensemble.  Directed by Reginald Hudlin (“House Party”),  “Boomerang” assembled the creme-de-la-creme of African-American actors – Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Grace Jones, and even vintage icons like Eartha Kitt and […]

Nelson Mandela was well-known for his political influence throughout the 20th century. The political leader and social activist was held in regard for his efforts in trying to end apartheid. Mandela was the first Black President of South Africa and also the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Check out a few lyrics that praise the […]

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James Todd Smith, known to the world as LL Cool J, is a hip-hop icon. His career has spanned three decades and produced over a dozen albums. The native of Hollis, Queens has been nominated for nine Grammys and won two and has numerous chart-topping songs to his credit. Hip-Hop has a short memory, so […]

  “Why does my vagina have to be murdered?” a female friend lamented to me after hearing that Amanda Bynes wished aloud on Twitter that rapper/singer Drake would “Murder her vagina.” While the folks at “SVU” would have a field day with that plot line (not to mention it was a REAL plot line […]


With 2013’s Black History Month in our rearview, it’s always good to reflect on some of the moments created during the 28-day celebration of Blackness. Normally the month is chock-full of shining examples of how to move us forward as a people with pride and dignity. In true “make something out of nothing” fashion we […]

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Picking the Top 10 Rihanna songs is hard. Since her debut in 2005 with the album “Music Of The Sun” Bajan superstar Rihanna has earned many accolades including seven Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and eighteen Billboard Music Awards on the way to selling over 25 Million albums worldwide. RELATED: Now She Wanna Photo: Rihanna’s 25 Sexiest Instagram Pics With […]

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It’s Beyonce’s world and we’re just spectators. Over her 16-year career the Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter has racked up enough hits to keep our headphones ringing from one decade to the next, but everyone has their favorites. Here are the top 10 Beyonce songs we feel are the must-haves for any music fan. 10) […]