Jill Scott’s Marriage Is Not A “Win”

Sovereign law made Cliven Bundy a “patriot” but Korryn Gaines “crazy”

Chrisette Michele Represents The Real “Independent Woman”

If Plies quotes were inspirational posters

Plies Is To Instagram What DJ Khaled Is To Snapchat, Bih

If we all love Jazmine Sullivan, why isn’t she a star?

Not feeling Trump or Clinton? Here’s why it’s imperative that you still vote

I’m not mad at Azealia Banks

Craig David, please don’t let me down

Here’s the answer to Donald Trump’s question “What do blacks have to lose?”

The beauty of President Obama’s essay on feminism

Zoe Saldana Is Salty People Said She Wasn’t Black Enough To Play Nina Simone

7 fake storylines that could totally happen in Zayn Malik’s new boy band drama

Idris Elba on playing villains and what it means to “look with your ears”

“What They Really Want” Was A Masterpiece

New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid’s “The Lost Files: Cuffing Season”

“Star Trek Beyond”: a review by someone who has no idea WTH “Star Trek” even is

Joanne the Scammer is the hero the world deserves right now

Someone please explain Cam Newton’s Instagram

Lecrae gets back to basics on his Destination Tour

Meet Messiah el Artista, the internet-wave artist who es el sueño Americano

Duckwrth finds the right recipe on “I’m Uugly”

PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “P3” is a monotonous journey to an ugly truth

Young Paris re-ups his “African Vogue” with help from Afrobeats’ biggest stars

Track by track: Jesse Boykins III’s ‘Bartholomew’

First Thoughts: Tink “Winter’s Diary 4”

Chaz French learns these things really do take time

The most important lesson from day one of Essence Fest is Babyface is the man

Meet renaissance man Kelechi A. Kalu

Sorry, Abby: Supreme Court Rules Affirmative Action Is Constitutional

VaShawn Mitchell shares his “Secret Place” with the world

25 of the best things the internet has done for music


It’s Family Affair: Lil Wayne vs. Birdman 

People accusing Drake of appropriation must not know much about “the 6”

In defense of loud, black summers

REVOLT Year End Review: We need to talk about Drake’s ‘Views’

Battle of the VMA: Let’s discuss these Video of the Year nominees

Michael Jordan has a complicated relationship with race

Cruisin’ together: Are boats the last place to hear real R&B?

“Alt-right” is code for white supremacy  —  call it what it is

“The South got something to say” and now we’re all watching

Hip-hop is trying to save us

Kid Cudi has nothing to be ashamed of

Where are the black teen heartthrobs of today?