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Ketanji Brown Jackson is Nominated to Become First Black Woman on Supreme Court

On Thursday night, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit on the… Read More

February 25, 2022

Nia DaCosta Will Become First-Ever Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Movie

DaCosta is also the fourth woman to direct a Marvel Studios movie. Filmmaker Nia DaCosta is set to direct Marvel’s… Read More

August 6, 2020

First Look Friday: SPZRKT Interview

To music snobs the world over, you are making an impact all over globe with your music. What is it… Read More

May 1, 2019

Bill Cosby Calls Himself A Political Prisoner, Compares Himself to Gandhi & MLK in New Statement

Cosby has released his first statement from prison. Last year, Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in… Read More

February 14, 2019

First Look Friday: Niya Wells Interview

Afternoon! Happy Wednesday! We are excited to be able to introduce you to our Okayplayer Universe. Please answer the questions… Read More

May 1, 2018

First Look Friday: Chloe Martini Is A Must-Hear, Must-See Talent

Warsaw's own Chloe Martini is one of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the game. Don't believe us, well, don't say we… Read More

June 30, 2017

First Look Friday: Resiliency Is In The DNA Of Memphis’ Own Valerie June

If you haven't heard the love-lorn, soulful, rich, powerfully beautiful, country twang-induced, rurally recognizable voice of this week's First Look Friday subject… Read More

June 23, 2017

First Look Friday: Brave The Otherworldly Sounds Of Mary Akpa

Five years is a long time to wait for one of your favorites to release new music. For fans and… Read More

June 16, 2017

Jamila Woods & Chance the Rapper Are Looking For a High Schooler to Direct the Video for “LSD”

Right now, there's a high school kid in Chicago daydreaming about being the next great music video director. Jamila Woods… Read More

May 24, 2017

‘First Look Friday’ Alum Vanessa White Returns With “Runnin’ Wild”

Vanessa White is back at it again, America. The sultry singer-songwriter, who we featured in our late April episode of… Read More

May 20, 2017

First Look Friday: Asiahn Bryant Will Upgrade You If You Let Her

First things, first, let's make sure you pronounce this week's First Look Friday subject's name correctly. "Ahh-zee-yahn," better known as… Read More

May 19, 2017