With the amount of talk on Twitter already, it looks like Netflix may have the next big cultural touchstone on its hands.
By: Imani J. Jackson
Asking people how they self-identify is more instructive than presumptively assigning them labels. So I asked Jahaan Sweet, during a recent hour-long, sit-down interview in an artsy enclave, who he is. “I consider myself a music maker.” He added that he is a burgeoning businessman, “I just like to create shit.” That spirit of Black creation, whether during the Depression Era Harlem Renaissance or Reagan Era rap movement, continues to thrive despite our oppressive conditions.
Chance the Rapper recently sat down with ESPN’s The Undefeated for a joint interview with Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler. The two talked about the city and how they’re each leaving their own legacies, one being a hometown kid who just won three Grammys, the other being the centerpiece of an historic basketball franchise.
During part of the discussion, Chance responded to President Donald Trump’s vague threats to “send in the feds” if Chicago’s gun violence wasn’t curbed. As a native of the city’s South Side, the rapper had some interesting insight.
As they are every year, the Grammys were full of more than a dozen moments worth focusing on. However, unlike every year, 2017’s Grammys saw a handful of moments that reached peak Blackness and had us all standing and yelling at our televisions and laptops.
Maybe 2016 being a beacon of quality, diverse entertainment wasn’t a fluke, folks. The year that had amazing black content coming from every direction may actually been the step towards the future we all want.
“There are only 2 rules in the Latino family — don’t marry somebody Black and don’t park in front of our house.”
That’s the joke George Lopez told at a recent show before a black woman sitting towards the front reportedly raised her middle finger towards him as a sign of her displeasure, according to TMZ.
It’s a standard tradition for championship teams to visit the sitting President of the United States at the White House and pose for a photo. They often award him with his very own jersey.
But the United States hasn’t ever had a president like Donald Trump and tradition’s likely to get thrown out of the window at any moment.
Tamron Hall has been a part of the NBC family for 10 years. Now, that relationship has come to an end.
The news came less than a week after NBC announced that Megyn Kelly would be coming to host an hour of the Today Show, essentially replacing Hall and her co-anchor Al Roker, according to People.
A year ago, the biggest story at the Academy Awards was the clear lack of diversity among award nominees. Two years running, no people of color were nominated in any of the acting categories and were a rarity in the Best Director category. After multiple efforts to help bolster diversity in Hollywood, history has been made.
For the first time ever, a Black actor is nominated in every acting category.