It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.
About a month ago, I had some folks over for brunch. It was then that I met the woman who prompted me to write this post. She was a friend of a friend...
Today, when a white boy who wants to recognize the achievements of his friends at the valedictory might give a "shout out," while in the past he might have referred to all his "main men."
Cholo goth. Makes total sense. The cultural iconography dovetails seamlessly -- skulls, lace, candles, saints and crucifixes. The music draws on heartbreak, alienation, angst, making it perfect for dystopian youth of all races.
To a large extent, this year's SXSW Music Conference felt like an extension of the Interactive portion that preceded it; a brand-sponsored networking event with musical entertainment. It's not about the fans and press anymore, it's just not.
What do Katy Perry, Jay-Z, and the late Elizabeth Taylor have in common? They all have their own signature perfumes that were top sellers in 2013.
"Last call for Hepatitus C!" Shannon O'Neill announced from the sold-out crowd as audience members lined up to dip spoons into the gray plastic tub overflowing with 20 gallons of ice cream,
"Concerts for All Ages," will bring music lovers great new music in an online series.
B, thank you for letting down your third wall, for sharing your inspiration, your fantasies, your truth with us. Even though I don't know you, I feel we have a little more in common than I realized before, and you are a stunning emblem of what it means to be a woman -- flaws and all.
You all know who Jay-Z and Diddy are, but there's an up-and-coming mogul in hip-hop that you probably haven't heard about just yet, Yo Gotti. A rapper...
The recent criticism of this influential pair can help move us toward a more complex understanding of how race, class, and gender intersect in contemporary popular culture.
From Gwyneth Paltrow's secret wedding spot to a private island resort perfect for Brad and Angelina, herein are nine fairy-tale destinations made for lovin'.
Whether you like her music or not, you cannot deny her tenacity. But unfortunately, not even Beyoncé herself is letting us see that side of her as much anymore.
In shedding my ideas about why sexually empowered women are somehow bad or dirty, I started feeling more comfortable with my own sexual nature. Not judging myself has been the first step truly appreciating and exploring female sexuality.
His clueless comments didn't just make Beyoncé squirm in her seat, her smile frozen on her face; women everywhere recoiled. Even worse, we all sucked in our stomachs, whether we're mothers or not.