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DJ Black – “Scorpio Season” (EP Review)

DJ Black is a rapper and guitarist from Stockton, California. Starting as a guitarist in the group HED .P.E., Black has quickly grown as a solo artist. After rolling out many successful singles, including “Blood on My Adidas” and “Remember November”, fans have been waiting for a full-length project from the up and comer. “Scorpio Season” is the name of his debut ep, and it captures every element of what makes DJ Black such a unique individual compared to his peers. DJ Black compiles his e...
Tags: Reviews, America, Adidas, Albums, Jazz, Black, Scorpio Season, DJ Black, Stockton California Starting, HED P E Black, Sonically DJ Black, Stupid N Young Black, Overall DJ Black


A Need To Redefine Black Music

If Black lives matter now more than ever, hearing Black liveness in classical music also matters. The alternative is an addiction to exclusion that ends, as addictions often do, in impoverishment. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Black, 07.03.20


Miami-Dade Police Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Punching Black Woman in the Face at Airport

A Miami-Dade County police officer has been relieved of duty after a video Wednesday (Jul. 1) showed him punching a woman in the face during an argument at Miami International Airport. Bodycam video emerged Wednesday evening showing the violent encounter. The video shows a masked officer speaking to a Black woman in a terminal when she becomes angry and starts taunting him, saying: “You acting like you white when you really Black … what you want to do?” After the woman steps to the officer and g...
Tags: Videos, News, Minneapolis, Jazz, Miami, Airport, Taser, Black, South Florida, Miami Dade County, Floyd, Freddy, Miami Herald, Ramirez, Rodriguez, Miami International Airport


5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet


Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement


Beyoncé Releases New Song “Black Parade” in Honor of Juneteenth

Surprise! Beyoncé just dropped a new song in honor of Juneteenth called “Black Parade.” In addition to the track, Beyoncé also unveiled the “Black Parade Route”—an online directory putting a huge spotlight on Black-owned artists and businesses through her BeyGOOD charity. “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “Being Black is your a...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Pop Culture, Jazz, Black, New Music, National Urban League, Instagram Being Black


WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence Outright REFUSES to Say “Black Lives Matter,” Even on Juneteenth

During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania on Friday (Jun. 19), Mike Pence refused to say the words “Black lives matter,” instead saying that “all lives matter.” Via CNN: “Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” Pence told 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia when asked directly if he would say that Black lives matter. “And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Wtf, News, Abc, America, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Philadelphia, Brian, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Christ, Black, Mike Pence, Pence


Tyler Perry Will Pay for Rayshard Brooks’ Funeral AND College Tuition for All Four of His Kids

Tyler Perry is giving back to the family of Rayshard Brooks after his murder at the hands of Atlanta police by paying for the father-of-four’s funeral. During a press conference on Monday (Jun. 15), the family’s attorney, L. Chris Stewart, announced that the 50-year-old media mogul will cover the costs of Brooks’ funeral after he was shot in the back and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend. “We do want to acknowledge and thank Tyler Perry, who we spoke with and who will be taking care o...
Tags: Celebs, Funerals, Atlanta, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Wendys, Black, Tyler Perry, Wendy, Stewart, Brooks, Perry, Chris Stewart, Tyler Perry Studios, Fulton County Medical Examiner


Atlanta Protesters Shut Down Major Highway & Burn Down Wendy’s Where Police Killed Unarmed Black Man Rayshard Brooks

Protesters angry over the police killing of an unarmed black man at a Wendy’s drive-thru in Atlanta marched onto the highway late Saturday night (Jun. 13), shutting down part of the Interstate 75/85 downtown connecter, which is a major road through the city, CNN reports. Protesters in Atlanta shutdown an interstate after the murder of Rayshard Brooks by police. #RayshardBrooks #AtlantaShooting #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/xoxQpjoVuC — Omar Moore (@thepopcornreel) June 14, 2020 Seven la...
Tags: Videos, News, Atlanta, Cnn, Fires, Protests, Jazz, Bp, Riots, Taser, Police Shooting, Protesters, Apd, Wendys, Black, Wendy


“This Is Us” Writer Jas Waters Died As Result of Suicide By Hanging

Entertainment journalist and TV writer Jasmine “Jas” Waters’ cause of death has been revealed. The 39-year-old, who also went by the moniker “JasFly” and wrote for a number of popular TV shows like NBC’s This Is Us and Showtime’s Kidding, died on June 9th as a result of suicide by hanging, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed. More via Daily Mail: Waters had contributed to 18 episodes of the hit NBC drama during 2018 and 2019 and stars of the show including Mandy Moore have paid tribute to h...
Tags: TV, Nbc, Reese Witherspoon, Los Angeles, Showtime, Pop Culture, Jazz, RMG, Mel Gibson, Mandy Moore, Metz, Black, Taraji P Henson, Dan Fogelman, Holstein, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Lehrreiche Dokumentationen, Filme & Serien über Rassismus

Dieser geschichtsträchtige Moment war längst überfällig. Seit fast einer Woche gehen die Demonstrant*innen Tag für Tag auf die Straße, um gegen Rassismus und Polizeigewalt zu protestieren. Doch auch, wenn der Ruf nach Gerechtigkeit gerade besonders laut ist, gibt es ihn nicht erst seit ein paar Tagen. Der Tod von George Floyd mag das Fass zum Überlaufen gebracht haben, doch gefüllt wurde es durch Jahrhunderte institutionellen Rassismus. In den letzten Jahren haben die sozialen Medien dazu beiget...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Usa, Justice, Netflix, Brooklyn, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, House, New York Times, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Jordan, Spike Lee, Oakland


Six Atlanta Cops Facing Multiple Criminal Charges for Using “Excessive Force” While Arresting HBCU Students

The Atlanta police officers who were seen on live television pepper-spraying, tasering and dragging two black college students from their car during protests in the city are now facing multiple criminal charges. The Fulton County District Attorney announced Tuesday (Jun 2) that six Atlanta Police Department officers were charged for using excessive force during the violent arrests of Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim Saturday night. Two Atlanta police officers are finally fired after body-camer...
Tags: Crime, News, Cops, Police, Atlanta, Chicago, Jazz, Police Brutality, Apd, Young, Criminal Charges, Black, Pilgrim, San Antonio Texas, Morehouse College, Gardner


Six Atlanta Cops Who Tasered & Dragged HBCU Students Out of Car Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

The Atlanta police officers who were seen on live television pepper-spraying, tasering and dragging two black college students from their car during protests in the city are now facing multiple criminal charges. The Fulton County District Attorney announced Tuesday (Jun 2) that six Atlanta Police Department officers were charged for using excessive force during the violent arrests of Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim Saturday night. Two Atlanta police officers are finally fired after body-camer...
Tags: Crime, News, Cops, Police, Atlanta, Chicago, Jazz, Police Brutality, Apd, Young, Criminal Charges, Black, Pilgrim, San Antonio Texas, Morehouse College, Gardner


Black BBQ Restaurant Owner David McAtee Shot & Killed by Police During Protests in Louisville

David McAtee, a Black restaurant owner in Louisville described as a pillar in the community, was shot and killed by police amid protests in the Kentucky city early Monday morning (Jun 1). Louisville Metro Police Department and National Guard officers were called to the parking lot near McAtee’s restaurant to disperse a large crowd that gathered in the area late Sunday night. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement that someone in the crowd shot at the police, and the officers “returned fire....
Tags: News, Shooting, Kentucky, Cops, Police, Austin, David, Protests, Broadway, Jazz, Police Brutality, Police Shooting, Black, Louisville, Highlands, James


Ivory Streeter & Mark Gardner: Atlanta Cops Fired for Tazing, Macing & Yanking AUC Students Out of Car on Live TV Identified

The two Atlanta Police Department officers who were fired after tazing, macing and yanking two AUC students out of their vehicle in a violent arrest that was aired on live television amid protests in the city have been identified as Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the officers’ termination on Sunday (May 31). Police said they repeatedly tried to stop a car during Saturday night’s protests before it finally pulled over. Video footage of the moments af...
Tags: Crime, News, Fired, Cops, Police, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Police Brutality, Apd, Young, Black, Morehouse College, Gardner, Streeter, Atlanta Police Department


Black Protester Shot to Death Outside Omaha Bar, White Bar Owner & Trump Supporter in Custody Awaiting Charges

A young Black man was shot dead outside a bar in Omaha during the second night of protests in the Nebraska city, and the white bar owner who killed him is reportedly in police custody awaiting charges. Omaha police said officers heard gunshots around 11 p.m. Saturday night (May 31) in the area of 12th and Harney streets. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old James Scurlock outside a bar suffering from gunshot wounds. Scurlock was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where h...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Minneapolis, America, Marine, Jazz, Nebraska, Omaha, Gun Violence, Black, James, Trump, Omaha Nebraska, Nebraska Medical Center


HBCU Students Messiah Young & Taniyah Pilgrim Maced & Tazed by Atlanta Police in Violent Arrest Aired on Live TV Amid Protests

A pair of HBCU students were violently arrested by Atlanta police amid protests in the city late Saturday night (May 30), and the whole thing was caught on camera and aired on live television. Messiah Young, a Morehouse College student, and Taniyah Pilgrim, a student at Spelman, were driving Saturday evening around 9:30 p.m. when APD officers flattened their tires and broke the windows of their car before pepper-spraying and tazing them. The officers could then be seen yanking the pair out of th...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, Crime, News, Cops, Police, Atlanta, Viral Videos, Jazz, Jordan, Police Brutality, Apd, Black, Trending, Morehouse College, Spelman


Black Woman Who Miscarried After Cops Stomped on Her Stomach During Traffic Stop Sues California Police Department

A black woman is suing the California city of San Leandro and several officers of its police department claiming that a cop stomped on her stomach during a traffic stop which caused a miscarriage. In a federal lawsuit filed on Monday (May 25), Emerald Black says that she was “visibly pregnant” and wearing hospital clothes when cops yanked her from her passenger seat and forced her to the ground during a June 2019 traffic stop. Black and her fiancé were pulled over due to expired registration tag...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Lawsuits, Jazz, Police Brutality, Black, Floyd, San Leandro, Miscarriages, California Police Department, George Floyd, Emerald Black, Ms Black, Patrick Buelna


Utah Man Confesses to Choking & Stabbing Woman to Death Just Hours After Matching on Tinder

A 25-year-old woman is dead after being choked and stabbed to death by her Tinder date in what police believe to be an “unprovoked” attack. Utah police responded to the home of Ethan Hunsaker, 24, early Sunday morning (May 24) to find Ashlyn Black lying on the floor, suffering from “multiple stab wounds to the torso.” Despite efforts to revive Black, she was pronounced dead on the scene. Hunsaker was arrested and charged with murder. He admitted to choking Black while she was sleeping before sta...
Tags: Utah, Murder, Crime, News, Tinder, Stabbing, Jazz, Black, LAYTON, Hunsaker, Ashlyn Black, Ethan Hunsaker, Davis County Jail Utah


11 Stunning Natural Hair Moments From Paris Fashion Week

There were a lot of key takeaways from this month's New York Fashion Week. First, we need to revamp our red lipstick stash. Second, a few highlights never hurt anybody. And, finally, Black hair is truly magical. On the streets of the Big Apple, fashion show attendees put the versatility of textured hair on display with an array of dreamy styles, from bobs to box braids. But the best part was that it didn't stop there. In Paris, showgoers continued to represent the range of Black hair with stunni...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Paris, Black, Big Apple, Indira Scott, Hannan Saleh, Hannan Saleh Whoever, Hannan Saleh Photographic, Hannan Saleh Like


Jeet Thayil's Playlist for His Novel "Low"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Jeet Thayil's novel Low is dark, funny, and masterfully told book from one of the world's most talented storytellers. In his own words, here is Jeet Thayil's Book Notes music playl...
Tags: Music, New York, Nicki Minaj, India, David, David Bowie, Rex, Jesus, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Low, Maria, Danny Boy, Black, Kerala, Air India


Black Women Want To Design A Better Backstage

The runway is basked in a soft glow as celebrities and guests take their seats among the uniform rows of chairs. A soft, steady beat pulsates over the speakers as the crowd eagerly anticipates the first look. But behind the thick black curtains, a much different Fashion Week story unfolds. Makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists — all dressed in black and wielding lipstick and brushes — frantically run from model to model as a cloud of hairspray fills the room. In the center of the ch...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Fox, Fashion Week, Serena Williams, Jourdan Dunn, Stephen, Black, Zendaya, Serena, Edwards, New York Fashion Week, Ursula Stephen, WHITING


Meet The Founders Of Black Women Talk Tech — Where They’re Building The Next Billion-Dollar Business

When Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, and Regina Gwynn met, they were navigating the challenges of growing and scaling their own businesses, on top of the fact that they were often the only women of color in the room. So in 2017, they banded together to create Black Women Talk Tech — a platform for Black women founders to support one another and help grow each other’s companies into the next billion-dollar businesses. The organization, which has 10 chapters in cities across the country a...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, London, New York City, America, Black, Nexstar, Gwynn, Julia, Lauren, Julia Collins, Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, Esosa Ighodaro Lauren Washington, Regina Gwynn


The story of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson around 1900, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" tells a haunting story of spiritual survival.The hymn is considered by many to be the black national anthem and has seen a resurgence lately in popular culture.Music has a way of helping us feel others' story. Modern memories tend to be short, particularly in America. It's been said that if you ask a European where their people come from, the answer will be a list of countries dating back generations. Ask someone...
Tags: Music, New York, Beyonce, Race, America, Communication, History, United States, Innovation, Slavery, Lincoln, Coachella, Performance, Inequality, Jacksonville, Black


What Happens When You Get Famous Off One Song?

Tom Austin released a hit. Now what? We asked him — and Rebecca Black.
Tags: Music, News, Social Media, Austin, Rebecca, Black, Your-feed-internet-culture, Your-feed-innovation, Tom (Niko Bellic, Tom Austin


Friday singer Rebecca Black gets candid about teenage struggle: 'I was afraid of the world'

The singer, who faced vicious online bullying after her 2011 song went viral, confronts her struggle in anniversary postThe singer Rebecca Black has opened up about her struggle with depression following the release her viral hit Friday nine years ago.In an emotional social media post to honor the anniversary, Black wrote about feeling “ashamed of herself” and “afraid of the world” during the height of her fame in her early teens. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Technology, Social Networking, Youtube, Social Media, Culture, Black, Rebecca Black


Exploring the seven principles of Kwanzaa: a playlist

Beginning the 26th of December, a globe-spanning group of millions of people of African descent will celebrate Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival of communitarian values created by scholar Maulana Karenga in 1966. The name of the festival is adapted from a Swahili phrase that refers to “the first fruits,” and is meant to recall ancient African harvest celebrations. Karenga drew upon traditional African philosophy to select the seven organizing principles (the Nguzo Saba) that structure the observan...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, New York City, Africa, History, Nas, James Brown, Gmo, Kwanzaa, Tim Allen, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Black, Murray, Tupac Shakur


Here’s how to add proper dark themes for Ableton Live, SoundCloud, embrace darkness

Dark themes are all the rage these days, from phones to desktop OSes. Now it’s time for stuff you use every day to go properly to black, too – hello Ableton Live and SoundCloud. Ultra Dark. And you can grok what I’m listening to on SoundCloud, as well. Yes, I go and then buy stuff from Bandcamp et al. Okay, dark themes actually have inspired some controversy when it comes to usability and even eye fatigue. But it’s pretty understandable why they’re using in music. Let’s face it – we’re...
Tags: Firefox, Themes, Music, Berlin, Evil, Tech, Web, Software, Hacks, Stories, Soundcloud, Black, Stockholm, Vivaldi, Ableton-live, Music Tech


Kodak Black Could Face Up to 60 Years in Prison for New Felony Gun Charges

Kodak Black was just sentenced to almost 4 years in prison earlier this week, but he could be spending a significantly longer time behind bars after being hit with new felony gun charges. According to a new report from the Miami Herald prosecutors have unsealed a new case against Kodak Black that now has the rapper facing two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In the docs, which were filed Friday (Nov. 15), prosecutors referred to Kodak as a “habitual offender,” and b...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Crime, Kodak, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Miami, South Carolina, Black, Kodak Black, U S District Court, Eugene, Miami Herald, Miami Dade, Canada United States


Judge Joe Brown: “Putting a Black Woman on a $20 Bill Before a Black Man is Insulting to the Black Race”

Judge Joe Brown is not here for Harriet Tubman’s $20 bill … because he says putting a Black woman on the front of U.S. currency before a Black man gets that honor is an “insult” to the Black race. The shocking comment was made during a recent interview Judge Brown did with professional Hotep Dr. Umar Johnson. Judge Brown and Dr. Johnson were discussing the new Harriet Tubman movie Harriet when Brown mentioned how the only reason the film was done was to push a feminist agenda and get American...
Tags: Interviews, Pop Culture, Jazz, Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr, Black, Trending, Harriet, Brown, Harriet Tubman, Joe Brown, Tubman, Judge Joe Brown, Umar Johnson, Dr. Umar Johnson, Frederick Douglass Thurgood Marshall



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