Black History Month

10 Obscure and Overlooked Blaxploitation Film Soundtracks You Need To Hear

There are many Blaxploitation film soundtracks that have either gone overlooked or followed their namesake title into the shadows of… Read More

February 18, 2022

What Is Critical Race Theory & How Is The Fight To Ban It Impacting Black Authors?

Critical Race Theory has led to a ban on books that discuss race, gender and sexualtiy, although most critics don't… Read More

February 17, 2022

Kirk Franklin Blesses NPR Tiny Desk From His Home Studio

Kirk Franklin is the latest performer on NPR's Tiny Desk Black History Month series. On Thursday, NPR released the latest… Read More

February 25, 2021

“It’s Offensive, Unfair”: Michigan GOP Candidate Wants To Cancel Black History Month

Austin Chenge, a Black man who's running for governor in Michigan, wants to cancel Black History Month. If elected, Austin… Read More

February 10, 2021

Givēon Gives A Spirited Three-Track Medley for NPR Tiny Desk

Givēon is the latest performer in the Tiny Desk Black History Month series. On Tuesday, NPR Music released the latest… Read More

February 9, 2021

Utah School Faces Backlash For Letting Parents Opt Out of Black History Month Lessons

The Maria Montessori Academy recently reversed the decision and will instruct the Black History Month curriculum. The Maria Montessori Academy… Read More

February 8, 2021

Watch Amber Ruffin Make The Case for an Honest White History Month

"We learn lies like George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, but not that George had 18 slaves before he… Read More

February 6, 2021

Watch Okayplayer’s ‘PASSAGE, The EP’ Short Film Visualizer

PASSAGE is a curated mental health and wellness initiative created by Okayplayer. The program was developed to amplify the collective… Read More

February 1, 2021

Apple Is Honoring Black History Month With A $400 Apple Watch

Apple's Black Unity Collection, which includes a limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 with a Pan-African flag-inspired sport band and watch… Read More

January 26, 2021

The Origin Of Woke: How The Death Of Woke Led To The Birth Of Cancel Culture

In the third and final installment of our “Origin of Woke” series, Elijah Watson writes about how woke culture died and… Read More

February 25, 2020

From Images of Solange to Nipsey Hussle, This Artist is Giving Jet Magazine a Contemporary Facelift

Shaheed Rucker is reimagining Jet Magazine covers by putting contemporary figures like Solange and Nipsey Hussle on them. For Black… Read More

February 17, 2020

The Making of Run-DMC’s Classic Debut, According to Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

In honor of Black History Month, we talked to the legendary Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels about the pivotal role he played… Read More

February 11, 2020

“The Real Magic Is In Person:” Noname’s Book Club Is Building Community Across The Country

We sat down with Noname to talk about her book club, capitalism, celebrity culture, and the importance of building community.… Read More

February 4, 2020

Nike and Converse Preview Black History Month Collections for 2020

Cop or drop? Nike and Converse have shared the first images of their upcoming Black History Month collections for 2020.… Read More

January 19, 2020

Black Thought Connects with Adrian Younge for the Lush-Sounding “Noir”

He tried to walk in water instead of wade in it. Last year, The Roots frontman Black Thought released two EPs: Streams… Read More

February 18, 2019

Black History Month: Zack Fox Shares His Favorite Memes

It's time. Between his comedy, visual artistry, and new Red Bull radio show Bruh with Awful Records, Fox wears many hats– and vigilante… Read More

February 28, 2018