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The BBC's DJ Cameo Talks About the Emergence of British #Grime? Music (Part 1)

In a time when rap luminaries? Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa are injecting energy into the American rap scene, other heavy hitters such as Kanye West and Rick Ross are helping to raise the profile of the urban, gritty sound of the indigenous British music genre known as grime. Show More Summary

Mariah Carey Slams 'American Idol' As 'Fake,' Calls It The 'Worst Experience' Of Her Life

Mariah Carey isn't the kind of person who worries about burning bridges, clearly. On Thursday, the singer told us all how she really feels about "American Idol" during an interview on the "Kyle and Jackie O” radio show in Australia -- and she didn't hold back. Show More Summary

Brandy Really Wants To Play Dorothy On Broadway And Record With Coldplay

Last month singer-actress Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut for an 8-week stint starring as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago.” With less than a month left in the role, the Grammy Award-winning singer already has her eyes on another gig. Show More Summary

LeBron James Will Be the Greatest of All Time ... Just Give It Time

It’s hard to have any conversation about LeBron James’ greatness as a player without having it degenerate into a Yahoo message-board fight with words like “clutch,” “rings” and “quitter” being thrown around like confetti at a nonexistent Cleveland championship parade. Show More Summary

Why Tamar Braxton's New Clothing Line Will Be Your Summer Shopping Obsession

Since Tamar Braxton first stole the spotlight on WE TV's "Braxton Family Values," the 38-year-old singer has snagged a spinoff reality show and became the host of daytime talk show, "The Real." And just when we thought she couldn't fit...Show More Summary

Bishop T.D. Jakes May Be The Healer America Needs Right Now (PODCAST)

On December of 2014, Bishop T.D. Jakes delivered a powerful prayer at his church, The Potter House, as a huge sign emblazoned with "Black Lives Matter" glowed in the background, rendering black silhouettes of young people who stood behind...Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When Black Women Try On 'Nude' Clothing

All nudes are not created equal -- but someone needs to tell that to the fashion and beauty industries. The underwear, makeup and shoes that come in the color "nude" are often for fairer skin tones, which leaves black women without many...Show More Summary

The Miseducation of Solidarity

Many have been weighing in on Lauryn Hill's recently canceled show in Israel. However, few have heard or will know the story of three teenage female emcees from a Palestinian refugee camp who this month visited New York City to perform. Show More Summary

#SayHerName: New Visuals for Rapsody's "Hard to Choose"

Following her star-turn on Kendrick Lamar's "Complexion," Rapsody and Jamla Records release new visuals for "Hard to Choose" (produced by 9th Wonder; directed by Kent Willard) from the EP Beauty and the Beast. The song and video, with its message of Black Girl empowerment is a timely contribution to #SayHerName and #BlackGirlsMatter.

Highly Visible Invisibility: Black Women and the Politics of Representation in Baltimore

Highly Visible Invisibility: Black Women and the Politics of Representation in Baltimore by Frances Henderson | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) Representations of real and imagined black women in the US media have been fraught with contradictions and stereotypes, while simultaneously rendering black women invisible. Show More Summary

#ArchivalMatters: Tom Scott--"Today" / Aaron McGrrduer--"Riley Wuz Here"

Perhaps one of the best uses of the archive, in layering and re-interpreting Black life, loss, memory and remembering for at least two-generations living with Hip-Hop. As much a tribute to the White saxophonist, Tom Scott, whose music...Show More Summary

Muslim Women's Hip-Hop Collective Confronts Stereotypes And Breaks Up The Boys' Club

A new collective of hip-hop and spoken word artists are taking on stereotypes one rhyme at a time in the Bay Area. Earlier this month, The Hijabi Chronicles, a collective of female artists of the Muslim faith, launched via their first event at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California. Show More Summary

Marina Abramovic Is 'Pissed' At Jay Z, Says He 'Completely Used' Her

The performance art world and the hip-hop community merged in 2013 when Marina Abramovic collaborated with Jay Z. Now, however, the Godmother of Performance Art isn't very happy with the rapper. For Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" music video,...Show More Summary

#HappyBirthday Lorraine Hansberry: Donny Hathaway--"Young, Gifted & Black" (live)

The tribute was of course composed by her good friend Nina Simone, who always credited Lorraine Hansberry for bringing her into the movement. Many have covered Simone's "Young, Gifted, and Black," including Aretha Franklin, Big Daddy Kane, and Me'Shell Ndegeocello, but Donny Hathaway's live rendition always spoke to a broader notion of a Black public for me.

Allen Iverson On Why He Respects NBA Coaches So Much

Allen Iverson spent substantial chunks of his playing career going head-to-head with his NBA coaches. But with his life on the NBA court officially behind him, he can finally appreciate just how difficult their jobs are. “I mean you’re dealing with maybe 15 millionaires," he said last week in an interview with The Huffington Post. Show More Summary

M.I.A. Says Latest Video Was Banned For Cultural Appropriation

M.I.A. is no stranger to controversy and on Monday, she posted that she's faced backlash while working on a follow-up project to her 2013 album, "Matangi." "I wanna talk about cultural appropriation!" she tweeted on Monday. "I've been...Show More Summary

Louis C.K.'s Shocking 'SNL' Monologue Compares Child Molesting To Eating Candy Bars

Comedian Louis C.K. really likes Mounds bars, perhaps a little too much. On the Season 40 finale of "Saturday Night Live," the comedian took his love for the candy bar to a new level by including it in a joke about child molesting. C.K. Show More Summary

Killer Mike Calls Bill O'Reilly 'Full Of S' On 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

Killer Mike appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night and was very candid about his opinion of Bill O'Reilly. "I like Bill O'Reilly as a character," the Run the Jewels rapper said, prompting the host to laugh. "I hate how white people take him so seriously," Mike continued. Show More Summary

Deborah Cox Describes 'The Bodyguard' Musical Role As A 'Dream Of A Lifetime'

The musical theatre adaptation of Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated film, “The Bodyguard” will make its North American debut with its Fall 2016 national tour. The award-winning musical, which premiered at London’s Adelphi Theatre in Dec. Show More Summary

'Poverty Is Sexist' Gets #Strengthie Support From Malala, Shonda Rhimes

A group of celebrities and global activists are flexing for the camera to remind the world "poverty is sexist." The ONE campaign's #Strengthie movement, launched on May 13, is encouraging supporters to post a photo of themselves to social media outlets mimicking women's rights icon, Rosie the Riveter. Show More Summary

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