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Playing For The Home Team

Should Black athletes walk away from schools with bad race relations and consider playing at HBCUs? A few weeks ago, actor and comedian Rickey Smiley posted on Instagram that he thinks African-American…

There will never be another Kobe

Nearly a month ago, I was taking a nap and I couldn’t rest because my phone kept going off and I had no clue why. I saw my mom had called twice…
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Life and Times of Kobe Bryant

The Life & Times of Kobe Bryant in Pictures

By the age of 41, Kobe Bryant was a sports legend, NBA champion, Olympic Gold winner, Academy Award winner, coach, and philanthropist. After entering the league at the age of 17 Bryant…

Actor, comedian John Witherspoon has died

John Witherspoon died unexpectedly late Tuesday, Oct. 29, at his Los Angeles home. The popular actor was the secret ingredient in many cult classics films and television shows in the 20 years.…
Hip Hop golden age of female rap

We may be living in the golden age of the female Emcee

From Lizzo to Tierra Whack, women are bringing heat, but let's ignore all that and keep talking about stripper music. Jermaine Dupri said female rappers all rap about the same thing—stripping. He's…
Central Park Five

When They See Us…
Are We Really Shocked???

Last month Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us was released on Netflix. The shock, outrage, and disgust over the events depicted in the four-part docu-series is still palpable on social media. When…
The Vlad Effect

The Vlad effect

There’s something strange happening in the realm of Hip Hop documentation. From websites and Youtube channels to magazines and podcasts, there’s a long list of outlets documenting the music, it’s artists and…
Concert Season

12 concert events to checkout this Summer and Fall

Cardi B, Nas, A Boogie, and Snoop are hitting the road this summer. From Hip Hop to R&B, old school to new, catch your favorite artist playing at a venue near you.…

7 practical Father’s day gift ideas

It's that time of year again. Father's day, the second banana holiday to parental holidays. If you're reading this you're probably desperate for ideas. Luckily dads don't usually want or need much.…
10 Ways to keep yourself occupied while unemployed

10 Ways to keep yourself occupied while unemployed

The economy is booming, but not everyone’s caught the gainful employment wave. If you’re stuck in a rut, don't be mad, here's a primer on what you can do while waiting for…
Happy Mother's Day

A PHRESH Ode to MOM

Thank you MOM           for showing us love           for teaching us love           for being our first love                     through the disappointments                     through the heart aches                    …

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Behind the lens: Directors telling stories in shades of black

Black film directors are probably the most underutilized and least recognized categories of people in Hollywood. Their unique perspective and ability to tell stories through film perhaps made greater by the fact…