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Behold: A Sex Playlist That Won't Make You Cringe

Get in your (erogenous) zone with these female-dominated tracks.<p>Hate to break it to you, Christian Grey, but sex is hottest sex when a woman is calling the shots. And we want a soundtrack that sets the mood for exactly that. Enter this fierce line-up of female musicians, including Rihanna, Ciara, …

New Music

Funk's Big Brother Jazz

I like jazzy Funk and I like funky Jazz. Some pure Jazz also made in here. And please don‘t worry about the soulful sides as well. All songs had me …


The Expanse season three trailer is here

Did<i>The Expanse</i> teaser for season three put you on the edge of your seat? Well, the trailer for SYFY's fan-favorite sci-fi show finally dropped today, …

New York Times

Cadaro Tribe are the angelic voices behind some of music’s strongest harmonies

The Toronto collective on their church upbringing, working with Daniel Caesar, and having fun on stage.<p>The comfort of a church community can be …

Stevie Wonder

Want to Be More Creative? This Study of Jazz Musicians Holds the Secret

Jazz musicians' brains more easily pick up on the odd, helping them score higher on creativity.<p>Researchers already have shown us that music can be a powerful success tool--it can get our brains to operate at different frequencies, affect our mood and even help with memory recall. Now a study led by …


Tomi Adeyemi's 'Children Of Blood And Bone' Is A Fantasy Novel — But It's About The Reality Of Growing Up Black In America

There are many reasons to write a book, and Tomi Adeyemi wrote <i>Children of Blood and Bone</i> because she had to. Because she was told that this story …


Jazz's New British Invasion

In America, jazz is buzzier than it's been in years. But will the music's next breakout stars come from overseas?<p>"I didn't even know there <i>was</i> jazz in …

New Orleans

The 10 Words LinkedIn Says to Strike from Your Professional Profile

Being `passionate' doesn't make you unique.<p>Time to break out the thesaurus. LinkedIn today released its 2018 Top 10 Buzzwords in the U.S. Two of them -- "leadership" and "strategic" -- overlap with the 14 words that recruiters and I last month suggested avoiding on your LinkedIn profile.<p>The 10 …

High School

22 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

A Disney coloring book, velvet lingerie set, giant bean bag, and 19 other items you'll want to add to your wishlist ASAP!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in</i> …

What Warner Bros. Needs to Do to Replicate Black Panther's Success

This week, every movie studio is likely scrambling to figure out how to replicate <i>Black Panther</i>’s success. As Marvel’s main rival in the realms of …

Comic Books

'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' at 50: Collaborators & Children's Singers Talk About His Musical Impact

It was 50 years ago this past Presidents' Day that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood first aired on your local PBS affiliate. For over four...

Wynton Marsalis

25 Amazing Books by African-American Writers You Need to Read

Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular …


25 Unheralded African-American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know

As we celebrate Black History Month, it's important to look back at the brave men and women who faced off against prejudice and bigotry in order to …

Black History

Baltimore teacher's Black History Month door decorations go viral

Kimberly Tatuem, a teacher at NACA II, said she's shocked by how many people love her door decorations.

Thurgood Marshall

An introduction to Don Cherry in 10 records

The post An introduction to Don Cherry in 10 records appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.


Famed guitarist Raul Midón brings his jazziest album to The Jazz Kitchen

Raul Midón entered the music business in the early ’90s as a backup singer, working with a wide array of artists from Shakira to Johnny Mathis. But …


Bloody horror meets the Jazz Age in Image Comics’ Jook Joint

A new book from Tee Franklin and Maria Nguyen<p>Today is Image Expo, Image Comics’ extravaganza of announcements and new book reveals. And courtesy of Image, Polygon can share one of those announcements right now: Writer Tee Franklin and artist Maria Nguyen will be bringing bloody supernatural horror …

Graphic Novels

See John Mayer Play Jazzy 'I'm Gonna Find Another You' With Wynton Marsalis

Also hear trumpeter's collaboration with Bob Dylan from new all-star Jazz at Lincoln Center compilation 'United We Swing'<p>In June 2006, John Mayer …

Wynton Marsalis

Bette Smith channels classic soul on debut LP (watch a new video)

Soul singer <b>Bette Smith</b> grew up in pre-Giuliani Bed-Stuy and she sang in church as a young child, but her father taught her that pursuing a …


The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …


5 ways to celebrate 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' on its 50th anniversary

CLOSE<p>Fred Rogers welcomed generations of Americans into his 'Neighborhood' with kindness and comfort. As his iconic children's show celebrates its …

Des Moines

A new documentary tells the story of how black colleges shaped America

HBCUs have long been incubators for black activism. But at a time of heightened racial tensions and fewer resources, black institutions are at a critical moment.<p>Created to educate black students at a time when white society had yet to embrace them as equals, historically black colleges and …

Black History

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …


52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.

Gear & Gadgets

Watch: This Heroine Paved the Way for Black Women in Comics

It’s about time that black girls see themselves represented in comics.<p>Storm of the X-Men and Misty Knight made waves in the mid-’70s, and now we’re …


Former EBONY Editor and Scholar Lerone Bennett Jr. Dies at 89

Former EBONY Editor and Scholar Lerone Bennett Jr. Dies at 89<p>by Zahara Hill, February 14, 2018<p>Historian, scholar and former EBONY and JET journalist …

Black History

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it.<p>In 2009, a new railway bridging southern Sweden's Motala Ström River was slated for construction. But then, archaeologists began turning up artifacts there that were …


Watch Nas Honor Miles Davis, Gordon Parks, And Other Black Icons In New Video

<b>Nas</b> has partnered with Google Arts & Culture for a special Black History Month video that highlights iconic black musicians and storytellers.<b>WATCH:</b> …

John Coltrane

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …


The 25 Principles for Adult Behavior: John Perry Barlow (R.I.P.) Creates a List of Wise Rules to Live By

<i>Image by the European Graduate School, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>The most successful outlaws live by a code, and in many ways John Perry Barlow, founder …

Grateful Dead