The musical legend was performing at the British Summer Time Festival this past week when he took a moment to let the 65,000-plus crowd how he felt about Black Lives Matter, according to The BoomBox.
Black women in the limelight are not only scrutinzed by onlookers and consumers. They are often devalued, hypersexualized, and fetishized in ways that render them mere objects.
Drake was MIA at this week’s BET Awards and it may have been because he was shooting a new video for his song “One Dance” in South Africa. He also made an appearance at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg to speak to a room full of people about staying self-motivated and leaving a lasting legacy.
By: Sam Fleming
Xenia Rubinos is a singer, occasional rapper, and multi-instrumentalist from Hartford, Connecticut. Her newest album, Black Terry Cat, blends her Puerto Rican and Cuban roots with more contemporary R&B grooves. It represents an intense exploration of identity, while also giving us a lot of catchy summer jams.
Rubinos dances between Spanish and English while telling stories of her youth, police brutality, and the overuse of social media. Whether you choose to read into her lyrics or not, Black Terry Cat is a complex, beautiful and engaging experience.
Jamila Woods’ “Blk Girl Soldier” references #BlackGirlMagic, “deja vu of Tubman” and the constant dismissal of black women and their struggles regardless of their constant support.
The video shows the Chicago singer, songwriter and poet wearing a shawl made of hair beads and a bandolier with hair rollers in the place of shot gun shells. She then goes on to name women that played an integral role in black empowerment over the decades, including Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Angela Davis and Assata Shakur.
“Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry, we got you.”
Did you see when BET put that ad on television after the Billboard Music Awards’ Prince Tribute, which featured Madonna?
You know who is tired of “slave movies”? Snoop Dogg. He even made a video to complain about them.
Once we’re past our formative years, how often do we open coloring books? How often do we employ coloring books to de-stress, as they were intended to do? I’ll answer that for you, we don’t. However, there is one coloring book you should consider opening and understanding, and it was created by Chance the Rapper.
So, in the last two months, we have been blessed with some amazing music, but what did you listen to this month? Here, at the Black Youth Project, we’ve compiled a small list of the 5 best albums and mixtapes that were released this month, so if you’re not listening to them now, you better get on it!
It’s been more than a month since Beyoncé released her second visual album, Lemonade that discussed many personal issues and triumphs like infidelity, female empowerment, and more. She kicked off her tour on April 27 in Miami, Florida and concludes in Nashville, Tennessee. There will be 49 shows in total, 32 in North America and 17 in Europe.
Seeing how DJ Khaled is opening up for her, we know that the show is bound to be something special, even if he’s scared of her.