Sunday, November 18, 2018

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | DELISA LYNCH When NFL star Marshawn Lynch opened the Las Vegas outpost of his Beast Mode retail store last month, hip-hop thumped from a Mercedes van parked outside of the location at the Town Square mall. But even more resonant than the […]

Queen of Soul Power

September 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Cover Story, Feature

Aretha Franklin’s legacy will live forever — in her legendary voice, timeless songs, and the excellence and dignity that defined a legendary life Once in awhile, a legend slips into immortality — and the passing feels like the world has lost a part of its soul. And when the fallen is the Queen of Soul, the sense of loss and sorrow cuts deep […]

SPIKE, STILL SHARP

As he prepares to release another unflinching examination of American race relations, Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud recalls special moments in a legendary director’s career. Whenever a new movie by master filmmaker Spike Lee is released into theaters, the memories come flooding back. I was in my third year at Spelman College when Lee — a Morehouse man — asked me to help […]

Stars BET on it

Awards show spectacular celebrates the superstars who define pop culture. The 2018 BET Awards — which includes the BET Experience extravaganza — were recently hosted at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, presenters and performers included: T.I., Kevin Hart, Jason Mitchell, Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monae, and Ella Mai. The BET Awards recognize artists, entertainers, and athletes in a number […]

‘We have to … support each other and strengthen our community’

ASKED & ANSWERED: RICHARD LAWSON The legendary actor shares insight on fatherhood, marriage and family — and what it’s like to be Beyoncé’s stepfather. For more than a half-century, Richard Lawson has starred on stage (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), screen (“Poltergeist,” “For Colored Girls”) and television (a wealth of credits that include “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and “Dynasty”). Today, […]

CAT POWER

CAT POWER

Protector of the Dream

Protector of the Dream

Yassss! We Vote

Yassss! We Vote

RIHANNA Secrets to Her Success

‘Marshall’ brings to life a seminal period in the life of an American icon.

RENDERING JUSTICE

‘Marshall’ brings to life a seminal period in the life of an American icon.