Jill Scott’s Marriage Is Not A “Win”

Sovereign law made Cliven Bundy a “patriot” but Korryn Gaines “crazy”

Chrisette Michele Represents The Real “Independent Woman”

If Plies quotes were inspirational posters

Plies Is To Instagram What DJ Khaled Is To Snapchat, Bih

If we all love Jazmine Sullivan, why isn’t she a star?

Not feeling Trump or Clinton? Here’s why it’s imperative that you still vote

I’m not mad at Azealia Banks

Craig David, please don’t let me down

Here’s the answer to Donald Trump’s question “What do blacks have to lose?”

The beauty of President Obama’s essay on feminism

“What They Really Want” Was A Masterpiece

“Star Trek Beyond”: a review by someone who has no idea WTH “Star Trek” even is

Joanne the Scammer is the hero the world deserves right now

Meet Messiah el Artista, the internet-wave artist who es el sueño Americano

Young Paris re-ups his “African Vogue” with help from Afrobeats’ biggest stars

Chaz French learns these things really do take time

The most important lesson from day one of Essence Fest is Babyface is the man

Meet renaissance man Kelechi A. Kalu


It’s Family Affair: Lil Wayne vs. Birdman 

People accusing Drake of appropriation must not know much about “the 6”

In defense of loud, black summers

Michael Jordan has a complicated relationship with race

Cruisin’ together: Are boats the last place to hear real R&B?

Hip-hop is trying to save us