Honoring global citizens

“Up you mighty race, accomplish what you will.” As we send condolences to Marcus Garvey Jr. who passed this week, we remember that his father the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey gave us that iconic encouragement!"

Honoring musical legacies

Lineage. Strong word that is. Is it something that should be upheld with pride and dignity or is it wrought with so much strife that it has to have a drastic renewal or even burial

Verzuz building a legacy

Initially the smoke was supposed to be between Jeezy and T.I to set off season 2 of the music competition series Verzuz.

2021 Grammy Awards nominees include big names

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were publicly announced, Tuesday, Nov. 24, with a live presentation via their official website. CBS will be the television home of music’s premiere night which is set to air Jan. 31.

Will Tyson and Jones be a fite night thriller

Let’s try this a different way. We’ll see if you can guess what the following names have in common. James ‘Buster’ Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

Jeezy Verzuz TI setting another big stage

When seeds are sown correctly, we shouldn’t be surprised by what grows.

The coolest mutha funkers still running things!

Funk music has always been a staple in the hip-hop sonic soundscape dating from the two-turntable street impetus to the 48 track grandiose studio productions

Historically Black College/University alumni DON’T stop!

Crazy what gets taken for granted. I kinda find myself missing the traffic of the 95 South in October.

LeBron’s champion behavior among champions

The objective has been completed. At or around June 15, 2019 when another cornerstone piece was added it became apparent on paper that the promised land was an inevitable destination.

Celebrities declare why we must vote

The only real debate that can occur when discussing the importance of voting is the amount that it impacts day-to-day life.


Even while in the midst of trying to work back to or establish a new normalcy, the show must go on.

The annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour gonna hit different in 2020

What happens when you combine the tenets of “One nation under God, indivisible…” with “One nation under a groove, getting down just for the funk of it?”

Storm over the nation

Let’s put things in perspective. A Black man of at least 40 years old in the year 1989 in New York City would have very vivid, detailed and traumatic memories of some of the most infamous events in the annals ...

Hip hop and detaching from the institutional narratives

This day was inevitable. As much as we prepared, we would still rue the day that it has arrived, however. The somber news is the seemingly definitive separation of rap music from the realm of hip hop culture, or considering ...

Kanye’s run strengthens options for many Americans (especially African Americans)

Kanye West held his first campaign rally this week in South Carolina. The clickbait headlines splashed across the internet are characterizing the event as “bizarre,” “chaotic,” and “rambling.