The 24 Best Spike Lee Movies

You can’t talk about Black movies without mentioning Spike Lee. In honor of the famed filmmaker, we’ve ranked his 24… Read More

March 20, 2023

The 19 Best Erykah Badu Songs

From “Love of My Life” to “Green Eyes,” here are the 19 best Erykah Badu songs. Whether you know her… Read More

March 17, 2023

Melle Mel Just Wants His Due

Melle Mel is a cornerstone of hip-hop and one of the first to fit what we now call a GOAT… Read More

March 10, 2023

Seven Self Help Books For Black Women By Black Women

These seven Black women self help books by Black authors offer different but supportive methods to bettering ourselves. Since mother… Read More

March 8, 2023

Without Wayne Shorter’s Weather Report, Jazz Rap Wouldn’t Be What It Is

Weather Report, the jazz fusion group co-founded by the brilliant Wayne Shorter, is integral to the rap subgenre known as… Read More

March 3, 2023

The 14 Best Black Romantic Comedies

From Nappily Ever After to Waiting to Exhale, these are the 14 best Black romantic comedies. When we think about… Read More

February 24, 2023

A Guide to the Best New York Fried Chicken

New York fried chicken comes in a variety of styles across its five boroughs. Here’s where to find the best… Read More

February 23, 2023

‘Bel-Air’ Season 2: What You Need to Know

From who's in the cast to certain plot points, here’s what you need to know going into Bel-Air season 2.… Read More

February 23, 2023

30 Years Later, the Full Story Behind the Forgotten First Song of G Funk

The story of how Above The Law’s 2Pac-featuring “Call It What U Want” created the defining sound of mid-‘90s West Coast… Read More

February 22, 2023

A Guide to Getting Into Jonathan Majors

A primer on Jonathan Majors movies and TV shows as he takes on Kang the Conqueror and Creed 3 going… Read More

February 21, 2023

How a Call From Forest Whitaker Led to Swizz Beatz Being A Part of ‘Godfather of Harlem’

With Godfather of Harlem season 3 recently dropping, Swizz Beatz spoke with us about why hip-hop is so integral to… Read More

February 15, 2023

How True Is ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’?

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is greatly inspired by the real-life experiences of the group. But not everything is true in… Read More

February 13, 2023

Here’s How De La Soul Cleared The Samples For Their Classic Catalog’s Streaming Debut

De La Soul faced a daunting task. Fortunately, the group had sample clearance expert Deborah Mannis-Gardner to help them out.… Read More

February 9, 2023

How Seriously Should Creatives Take the Rick Rubin Book?

In the new Rick Rubin book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, it's unclear who or what the producer… Read More

February 3, 2023

What’s AP African American Studies and Why Has Florida Banned It?

Here's what to know about AP African American Studies and why the course has become a topic of discussion recently.… Read More

February 1, 2023

Nikole Hannah-Jones Hopes You Have a Red Pill ‘Matrix’ Moment With ‘1619 Project’ Docuseries

Hulu and Nikole Hannah-Jones turned the robust 1619 Project, moving pieces of journalism into a personal and compelling docuseries. They've… Read More

January 26, 2023