Faith 2020

‘Juju: The Web Series’ Imagines a World Where Black Witches Aren’t Vilified

We spoke with the writers and creators of the supernatural web series Juju, who talked about the landscape of the… Read More

October 31, 2020

Different Generations of AKAs Weigh In On The Impact of Kamala Harris

All Alpha Kappa Alphas share a connection with Kamala Harris, but vary on their stance when it comes to the… Read More

October 28, 2020

Xavier Omär Reimagines Himself on His New Album ‘if You Feel’

We spoke with R&B singer Xavier Omär about his new album, his background in the church, and how getting married… Read More

October 23, 2020

24 Rap Songs That Address Mental Health & Depression

Here's a roundup of 24 memorable rap songs about depression, featuring tracks from Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Topics… Read More

October 9, 2020

The Making of ‘Hotter than July,’ The Album That Revived Stevie Wonder’s Career

In celebration of the 40 year anniversary of Stevie Wonder's Hotter than July, we spoke with engineer Lon Neumann, who… Read More

September 29, 2020

Running a Successful Black-Owned Creative Agency: Nine Things You Should Know

We spoke with Anthony Prince Leslie and Ashley Cimone Smith of Equator Productions. They broke down the ins-and-outs of running… Read More

September 22, 2020

The Making of The Ohio Players’ 1975 Masterpiece ‘Honey’

We spoke with The Ohio Players' drummer James “Diamond" Williams who explained to us, in great detail, how Ohio Players… Read More

September 18, 2020

Can Hip-Hop Shows Survive When 90 Percent of Independent Music Venues Face Closure?

Both rap veterans and contemporary up-and-comers rely on independent music venues to sustain themselves, but the COVID-19 pandemic could lead… Read More

September 16, 2020

11 Modern Coming of Age Movies That Center Black Girls

The coming of age story is one rich with nostalgia and longing for simpler times. Here are 11 coming of… Read More

September 15, 2020

We March: A Zine Commemorating the 2020 March on Washington

Okayplayer's We March is a commemorative digital zine celebrating the 2020 March on Washington, photographed by Karston “Skinny’ Tannis. Last… Read More

September 3, 2020

John Thompson Jr. Was Black America’s First Coach

With an unapologetic Black coach and an all-Black team based in "Chocolate City," John Thompson Jr.'s Georgetown Hoyas reveled in… Read More

September 1, 2020