There Is No 'Transcending Race' in America
When you're black you don't have the luxury of even feigning colorblindness, because America always has a way of reminding you who you are.
"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."
Kamasi Washington's dad, Rickey, played an essential role in the talented musician's life, challenging and nurturing him so that he could become the man and artist he is today.
Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.
Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.
We spoke to producer and drummer Jaimeo Brown about his epic new music video, which touches on everything from the legacy of American slavery to the power of technology.
On one hand, I really wanted to give myself over to Mariah's magical Christmas dream; on the other hand, I kind of hated myself for being so damn sentimental.
Weiland passed away on his tour bus Thursday evening. He was 48.
The artist formerly known as Princess Nokia expresses love and bright optimism in the face of systemic oppression on her new disco-indebted album, Honeysuckle.
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Considering the amount of illegal injections happening in communities across the country and the reality that these procedures can kill you months and even years after the fact, I'm afraid we've only seen the tip of toxic-ass ice berg.
"There wasn't a lot of stuff going on in Cleveland. It felt like the city could grind you down. In a lot of ways that motivated me to try to get better at something, to find a way out and break through."
Hypermasculinity has long been a way for some black men to deal with the stature and privilege they've historically been denied in this country. But now it seems that the old notions of machismo, which have been burdened with the baggage of 400 years of s…