Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and acknowledges the singularity of the Beatles phenomenon.
I'm not saying Moses looked like modern-day Egyptians or was black like some folks attest. No one knows that. Still, just given history and migration patterns, I think the one color that can be effectively ruled out is pasty white (e.g., Christian Bale).
The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.
I just had an AHA! moment and felt the need to let you cool kids in on it, too. You see, recently, I went to my media hero Andy Cohen's second book launch for The Andy Cohen Diaries.
Dear Dr. Cosby, I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s and am one of your children. Of course, not one of your biological children, but rather one of the millions of kids who were Black, Brown, urban, middle class or any number of diverse upbringings who were deeply influenced by your shows and your comedy.
Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?
"I don't understand why everyone is always going on about my butt. I'm Armenian. It's normal."
I get it. You like Aphex Twin, Tourist, Gold Panda and Flying Lotus. These are names that people don't hear as often as say Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but don't act like you are above popular music. Enjoying less popular music does not make you smarter than everyone else. I'm not a genius, but I don't think intelligence works that way.
After 173 comments, which included a number of book recommendations and nine suggestions from friends that I should write a book, this is a summary of the recommended TV Series to "binge watch."
As the popularity of reality TV fades, what is taking its place is amazing content that's being created by everyday people. We're experiencing something incredible - the democratization of content.
LinkedIn started as a wonderful tool to professionally develop with avenues such as social selling, recruiting and B2B advertising, but now it is in a dark place. Kind of like that place the Cleveland Cavaliers went after LeBron James left. This is our fault a lot more than LinkedIn's.
Fast-forward to 2005. Our society still held prejudices against tattoos and, while some people were getting them on their own, no one would say tattoos were a part of pop culture. What changed this?
Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.
If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.
Faith Evans is on a high celebrating 20 years in R&B music. Yet, before executive producing the R&B Divas reality TV franchise or becoming a NY Times best-selling author, the soulful singer from Newark entered the music scene as the first female artist signed to Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy label back in the early '90s
It's 1969, thought the pretty woman with the blond bob, you'd think people would be more open-minded.