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Erykah Badu

The Real Case Against Decriminalizing Marijuana

Terrance Hamm | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 04.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

WOWZAS x Three!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

We literally can't take our eyes off of Essence magazine's May issue. Maybe because the glossy decided to tap three of the most beautiful songstesses ...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

Erykah Badu Reveals All About Her 'Lo Down Loretta Brown' Persona [VIDEO]

Wyatt Closs | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

When she's behind the turntables, call her Lo Down Loretta Brown, not Erykah, thank you.

LOOK: Erykah Badu's Latest Hairdo Will Take You Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu is taking us back...way back...back into time! On Thursday, the eccentric songstress debuted a hairstyle that we haven't seen since th...

LOOK: Erykah Badu Lands Givenchy's Spring 2014 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

Givenchy always pushes the envelope when it comes to its attention-grabbing ad campaigns. The French fashion house's creative director, Riccardo Tisci...

Hiatus Kaiyote Turns the World Upside Down

Craig Carpenter | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Hiatus Kaiyote, the "future soul" band hailing from Melbourne, Australia has already earned legions of admirers. The quiet release of their first album, Tawk Tomahawk, was met with rave reviews, and promoted by the likes of influential DJ's, Gilles Peterson and Jeremy Sole.

Joshua Worden: The Spontaneous, Simple Circle Is the Porthole to the Self

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

In the last few years, Joshua Worden has been fascinated with Japanese ensō paintings. Literally meaning circle, ensō is a concept in Zen Buddhism that symbolizes absolute enlightenment.

Janelle Monae Teaming Up With Superstar Musicians

Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

After her bang-up song with Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae is set to add two more A-list collaborators to her upcoming album: Prince and Miguel. The "...

Lessons From a Queen: Erykah Badu Shares Life Lessons

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Tanisha L. Ramirez

Erykah Badu, in addition to being the reigning Queen of Soul, is a doula herself. And more than that, she's a strong role model for women who want to do it all, and then some.

LISTEN: Janelle Monáe Ft. Erykah Badu

Hip Hop Wired | Posted 04.25.2013 | Black Voices

It has been almost three years since Janelle Monáe's heady studio debut album, The ArchAndroid, and fans have been eagerly awaiting her return. Afte...

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Erykah Badu's 50 Most Eccentric Outfits

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style

My earliest memory of Erykah Badu takes me back to 1997, when my older brother Daryl would light up incense and blast her debut album "Baduizm" (I'm s...

Conservatives Aren't Ready for Beyonce's Jelly

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Most of the criticism was entirely predictable. Rush Limbaugh had warmed up the conservative choir before the Super Bowl.

Erykah Badu: 'Everything Must Change'

Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Music Legend, vegan and Doula, Erykah Badu is one of the strongest women in the Industry. She gets real, raw and speaks openly about vulnerability a...

Bear Creek: A Conversation With Brandi Carlile, Plus Rocket Juice & The Moon by Galen Hawthorne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Bonnaroo Flashbacks: Crowd-Surfing with Crystal Castles, Phoenix + M.I.A., Florence, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, MGMT (VIDEOS)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Michael Vazquez

Exactly three weeks from my favorite festival, herewith, a scrapbook of old clips and thoughts from Bonnaroos past.

Brennan Williams

Erykah Badu Opens Up On Recording With Jay Electronica

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.19.2012 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu’s steadfast pursuit of creativity and inspiration has been an ongoing challenge for the R&B songstress throughout the course of her care...

The Craziest Things Rock And Roll Stars Call Their Kids

Posted 04.05.2012 | Parents

Bob Dylan's Sara was a "radiant jewel" -- famously "easy to look at" but "hard to define." The Beatles had their "lovely Rita"; Toni Basil obsessed ov...

Erykah Badu Sad Over Show Ban In Malaysia

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 04.30.2012 | Celebrity

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Soul singer Erykah Badu said Wednesday she holds no grudge against Malaysia's government for barring her from performin...

Erykah Badu Show Banned In Malaysia

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 04.29.2012 | Celebrity

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Muslim-majority Malaysia on Tuesday banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Gra...

Erykah Badu Hosts BBC Radio Series On Black Power Movement

News One | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu is hosting a two-part series about the Black Power and Black Arts movement of the late '60s and '70s on BBC Radio 4 called "Black Is A Cou...

VH1 Adds More 'Divas' To Forthcoming Event

Posted 02.07.2012 | Black Voices

Today it was announced that Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi will join the list of performers scheduled to hit the stage at this y...

AMP: The Business Of Being Erykah Badu

Voto Latino | Posted 01.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Between working on a midwife certificate and opening natural birthing centers in inner cities, Badu's in the studio on another album with Flying Lotus.