Beyoncé gave us a first look at her new single, Formation, tonight at the Super Bowl. She released the first single and video off of her f...
Today we have Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, but not too long ago, gymnastics was almost exclusive...
Today we have Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, but not too long ago, gymnastics was almost exclusively white. Black gymnasts continue to make strides, break down barriers, and have fun while they're at it.
UCLA Gymnast, Sophina DeJesus, brought down the house with her floor routine at a recent meet. As soon as T-Wayne's "Nasty Freestyle" came on, we knew what to expect. Sophina promptly whipped, hit dem folks and completed another tumbling pass.
It was Black as hell, and we loved every second. Sophina scored a 9.925 for the routine.
We're waited two long years for more music from Beyoncé. Now she's back with a new single, ...
We're waited two long years for more music from Beyoncé. Now she's back with a new single, "Formation." The clip features Bey getting grimy in New Orleans.
"Formation" is an ode to the singer's roots. You'll hear New Orleans bounce star, Big Freedia, in the background and catch a few shots of 4-year-old Blue Ivy Carter. She's even getting political. Check the shots on top of a sinking police car and "stop killing us" tags spray painted across buildings.
Download it for free from Tidal.
As Janelle Monae's star continues to rise, it's fun to see her get more and more huge oppor...
As Janelle Monae's star continues to rise, it's fun to see her get more and more huge opportunities. This year the electric lady stars in a new Super Bowl ad for Pepsi. In the spot, Janelle dances through the years. She starts off in the suit we've seen her in so many times. She, then, moves to the 80s to dance to Madonna and ends up in a modern day club. We even see Janelle change out of her signature black and white and into Pepsi Blue.
Writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah appeared on PBS Newshour to give her take on the importance of celebra...
Writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah appeared on PBS Newshour to give her take on the importance of celebrating Black brilliance. "We deserve it," she says.
Ghansah has gained a following because of her brilliant essays on Black life and Black art. In 2014, she was nominated for a National Magazine Award for her profile of Dave Chappelle. She offers a perspective that refuses to flatten her subjects. "I'm more interested in the moments where they were uncompromising, and they were fearless...it tells us a little bit about how we can be fearless" she says.
Watch her full take below.
This is what happens when two geniuses get together. They casually create insanely spectacular mash...
This is what happens when two geniuses get together. They casually create insanely spectacular mashups.
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald met up with Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda. With the help of some excellent musicians, the two sang Say No to This from the show's soundtrack. Audra, of course, has a spectacular voice. But she broke out her spot on Billie Holliday affectations for a fun, unforgettable performance.
A small screen adaptation of the last production to win McDonald a Tony, HBO's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, will air Saturday, March 12. We cannot wait.
Watch the Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill preview.
Mini Cooper tapped tennis champion Serena Williams for their Super Bowl commercial. In the spot, Serena takes down all of the labels that h...
Mini Cooper tapped tennis champion Serena Williams for their Super Bowl commercial. In the spot, Serena takes down all of the labels that have been put on her for her entire career. "Too strong," she says, "What does that mean? I don't know. It just means that I'm stronger than you."
Serena reaffirms that she's confident in who she is. "I define myself," she asserts. She goes on to detail how she's built up her self assurance.
Serena concludes with some important words. "No one can define you. Only you can define you."