Will Myers

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The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Aretha Franklin

'She doesn't just move you, she shakes you': all-star tributes to Aretha Franklin

Candi Staton<p>Gospel promoters would put on these “caravan” tours – like a festival today. They would have us on the same programme. And that’s how I met Aretha, she was about 16. At that time, CL Franklin – Aretha’s father – was the first pastor that had a sermon on a vinyl record. It was called The …

Aretha Franklin

Essential Aretha: 10 Classic Songs From the Queen of Soul’s 60-Year Career

<i>With 40-odd studio albums over a 60-plus-year recording career, it would take many days just to listen to Aretha Franklin’s peerless archive of</i> …

Aretha Franklin

Amazingly Clear Remastered Footage of an Amazing 1969 Jimi Hendrix Show in Stockholm, Sweden

In January of 1969, the late, great Jimi Hendrix performed at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden. For a long time, this amazing show was …

Guitar

How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States

<i>In this op-ed, writer Kim Reynolds explains the history of "whitelashes" in the United States.</i><p>On November 9, 2016, CNN commentator Van Jones described Donald Trump’s nearly solidified victory to become president of the United States as a “whitelash.”<p>“This was a whitelash against a changing country, …

Civil Rights

How the Republican Party Became The Party of Racism

Here’s a joke: <i>What’s the difference between a Klan rally and a Republican Convention?</i><p>Answer: <i>The dress code.</i><p>Here’s another one: How white is the …

Civil Rights

Amber Rose On the Sex Toys and Chewing Gum You Need for a Perfect Date Night

The woman who calls herself "Muva" (as in "mother") tells GQ's Best Stuff what she needs to have a good time.<p>Amber Rose—model, actress, bad bitch, and founder of Slutwalk, the 20,000-person-strong movement to end rape culture and promote gender equality—has a very particular set of expectations …

Amber Rose

Why are memes of black people reacting so popular online?

Amid the fanfare surrounding the release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s surprise joint album and their video for APES**T, one group were paying particularly close attention: the professional gif creators employed by companies such as GIPHY, Tenor and Imgur. Because, as Beyoncé’s “Beychella” performance …

Women of Color

The U.S. government recruited black men to watch them die - The Washington Post

Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers.

Black Culture

15 Timeless Rules For Dressing Well

How to dress well in 15 easy and simple steps, from investing in a watch and understanding dress codes to buying raw denim and experimenting with …

Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn’t So Bad 

After using census reports and cherry-picked facts, a resident of Cobb County, Ga., recently surpassed the record held by Roseanne Barr and Rachel …

The 10 Best-Dressed Men of the Week

Our weekly roundup of <i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, paparazzo spotting, and big-ticket event across the globe. If a famous guy suited up extraordinarily well, nailed business casual, or just got street-style-snapped looking damn good, this is where you'll find him.

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

It’s No Wonder Iranians Hate America

“Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.” So a senior British official was quoted as saying to Newsweek in 2002, witnessing the competitive bellicosity in the Bush administration’s run-up to the war in Iraq.<p>This week President Donald Trump asserted his claim to be a real man …

Middle East

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

BMW M550i review: Equal parts luxury and power

Cruising along on the autobahn at 220 kilometers per hour (136 miles per hour) is equal parts exciting and anxiety-inducing because my brain can't shake the feeling I'm still breaking the law. That concern didn't stop when I pulled over. I also experienced some apprehension about using BMW's …

Remote Controls

Cudjo Lewis: the last survivor of the last slave ship from Africa to America

<i>Cudjo Lewis told his story to Zora Neale Hurston, whose 1931 book Barracoon is now being published for the first time</i><p>One longstanding feature of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature is the Cheltenham Booker Prize, which picks a year before the real Booker began and decides which novel would have …

Black History

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

Any 'commoner' who marries into any royal family ​is seen as marrying up. But Harry is marrying up too, by marrying out<p>Once a woman enters a royal family, every aspect and function of her body becomes a site of proprietary fantasy<p>Like any black and biracial woman, she has had a lifetime of learning …

Royal Family

The Best Men’s Scents of Summer 2018

Maybe it’s absurd, but we like to think of your favorite men’s summer fragrances as seasoning. If you put on too much, or the wrong garnish …

Is This the Documentary That Can Take Down Trump?

How Jack Bryan parlayed rich-kid know-how into Active Measures, the very first feature-length doc about Trump and Russia.<p><b>Jack Bryan</b> was your average Upper East Side-raised son of a millionaire trying to get his filmmaking career started when <b>Donald Trump</b> began persistently popping up in his life. In …

Pansexual is not the same as bisexual. Janelle Monáe is bringing visibility to us all.

Singer and actress Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual. It's important to have a conversation about sexual identity.<p><i>Letter to the editor:</i><p>As a bisexual, queer person, I am rejoicing over singer and actress Janelle Monáe’s brave decision to come out as a pansexual, queer black woman — and I know I’m …

What’s the Homicide Capital of America? Murder Rates in U.S. Cities, Ranked.

The vast majority of urban homicides are the product of gun violence. But the cities with the highest rates may surprise you. (Spoiler: Chicago falls …

Iggy Azalea Calls Out Exes Who Ate Her ‘P***y Like A Cup-O-Noodles’ In Raunchy Tweet: WTF?

Should Iggy Azalea’s exes be worried? The rapper got candid on Twitter about oral sex — and it’s pretty damn raunchy.<p><b>Iggy Azalea</b>, 27, got very …

Take Back Control of Your Wi-Fi Connection with This Incredible Tool

Netspot Pro helps you analyze and optimize your wireless network like never before.<p>Wireless internet is one of the great inventions of our time. It’s …

How Cosby's 'Pound Cake' Speech Helped Lead to His Downfall

In federal court and the public consciousness, his moralizing accelerated the cultural backlash against him and provided evidence that would be used against him at trial.<p>On Thursday, “America’s Dad” was convicted of sexual assault.<p>Cosby’s image as a wholesome sitcom dad and moral exemplar had been …

Bill Cosby

Sorry to Break It to You, but You’re Applying Your Cologne the Wrong Way

A lot of men tend to treat cologne as an afterthought. It’s that thing you spray on as the punctuation on the end of getting ready for the day or …

Beauty

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

The Guardian is in Montgomery, Alabama, to cover the opening of America’s first memorial to lynching victims. The legacy of such brutal, racist murders is still largely ignored<p>Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into …

History

Leaked Meeting Audio Proves NFL Owners Worried About Appeasing White Fans, While Players Worried About Kaepernick, Black Lives

An October meeting between National Football League owners, players and league executives to discuss player protests and President Donald Trump’s …

Football (U.S.)

The Simplest Skincare Routine for Men to Hold Onto Youth As Long As Possible

Three simple steps for saving your face.<p>We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That's why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take …