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Since Straight Outta Compton‘s meteoric rise to dominance in discussions of contemporary American film, music, sexual politics, and more, the concept …Hip Hop
Sydney Pollack's 'Amazing Grace': The Tortured 4-Decade History of the Film Aretha Franklin Wants to Stop
If your record collection happens to contain an original vinyl copy of Aretha Franklin's landmark 1972 live album Amazing Grace — at double-platinum …Soul Music
Just after midnight on February 4, 1999, four plainclothes NYPD officers shot and killed Amadou Diallo in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building. Diallo, a 22-year-old street peddler from Guinea, had no criminal record. There was no warrant for his arrest. His crime was resembling a suspected …Hip Hop
Ever since Mackelmore’s rise to national prominence in 2012, he and partner Ryan Lewis have had their detractors. Criticisms ranging from allegations …Rap Music
Before Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation arrives on Netflix and in theaters next month — right on Oscar's schedule, October 16 — it premiered at the …Netflix
A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to …Movies
Kanye West’s career trajectory has never shied away of the audacious, memorable, and newsworthy. His announcement of a presidential bid in 2020 at …Kanye West
While Kelly Rowland has spent much of the year out […]Kelly Rowland
On September 2 and 3, the incomparable D’Angelo sat down with Tavis Smiley for the singer’s first long-format television interview in over a decade. …TV
Starting today any artist or band can become a Shazam verified artist and share the music they discover with …Artistry
Bounce TV has been the #1 African-American targeted television network in the delivery of overall viewers and key demos a dozen times in recent …TV
By Kelly Daroe
Every morning I suffer from racial injustice fatigue. At 7 a.m., I fall out of bed and convince myself that eating breakfast and …African Americans
"All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy," Rolling Stones guitarist says
Keith Richards said rap was for "tone-deaf people," blasted heavy metal, rock and the Beatles, and offered his interviewer a toke during a meandering chat with the New York Daily News.
While …The Rolling Stones
She is body- and slut-shamed left and right—even while pregnant during the VMAs. But the reality is that Kim Kardashian was never a ‘ho,’ and has always deserved your respect.
With the glaring exception of Nicki Minaj, who injected a much-needed dose of Jamaica, Queens realness into the affair by …Kim Kardashian
Idris Elba nearly plunged to his death filming Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” The indie drama, about an African tyrant known as “the …Entertainment Industry
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders - The Washington Post
Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each man responded revealed the type of person he is and the type of president he would make: Trump authored his own doom, …Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Project Casting - Casting Calls, Acting Auditions, Movie & TV News for FreeTalent agents argue that social media is more important …
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Students protests for deplorable conditions and customer service at historically black colleges and universities …College & University
EXCLUSIVE: Fullscreen Replaces Michael Goldfine in ‘Amicable Split’
Jocelyn Johnson | @PRJoce / Sep 2, 2015
VideoInk learned today that …Maker Studios
I could try to tell you about Clips. I could explain how it was created by startup Fly Labs, or I could describe how it makes it easy to combine clips on your iPhone into a single video, then add music, voiceover and effects.
But you know what sounds more fun? Going to the park with CEO Tim Novikoff, …iPhone
CNN’s Don Lemon pressed a #BlackLivesMatter organizer tonight on exactly how they plan on affecting change other than “yelling.” He pointed to how the …Don Lemon
Apple heiress Laurene Jobs is the leading investor in MACRO, the media company founded by former talent agent Charles King to produce content for the …Venture Capital
He is one of the wealthiest figures in music, but Jay Z is reportedly trying to keep his good fortunes under wraps. Reports claim that the hip hop …Hip Hop
The average American watches around 14 hours of online video per month. But how much do we know about who's paying for all of it?
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced it will settle with Machinima, an entertainment company that produces content for gamers, for not being clear about …Advertising
Maybe it’s just the heat of the dog days of summer finally setting in, but things are getting a little agitated on the Monitor podcast this week. …Podcasting
This is a guest contribution from Justin Butlion.
When it comes to growing a blog, there are a hundred different directions one could take. Some …Blogging
Hi dudes, I’m Amy Leverton and I’m going to be tackling some subjects every month that examine the denim industry as a whole. I’ll be looking at the …
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Have you heard this advice before: "Follow your passions!" "Do what you love!"?
And have you thought, what if my passions are my hobbies? Things that I could never be paid for?
For some, the advice to "do what you love" seems possible only if you have a …Marketing
During an interview with The Guardian, Ladera Heights, California musician Tyler, The Creator revealed that he’s become increasingly frustrated by …Hip Hop