The Queen of Christmas joined Leslie D. Rose (Blavity) to discuss her McDonald's Partnership, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and ways to maintain the holiday spirit after a rough couple of years.
Erika Alexander Talks New Audible Original, Advocating For Black Women And Her Iconic 'Living Single' Role
Erika Alexander is not only an iconic veteran actress; she’s also an entrepreneur, creator, producer, director and activist who utilizes her work to benefit the well-being of Black women and other marginalized groups.
Rap and hip hop music became major tools for advertising, marketing, and branding in the mid-1980s. It is likely the perception of cool that works well for advertisers, coupled with the ever-growing popularity of the genre among younger audiences. Over the years rap has been used as a means of drawing in consumers not familiar with it but fascinated with its elements, as well as rap fans seeking to emulate popular artists. Since the mid-1980s, rap has been used to sell everything from clothing to cars, cell phone providers, computers, beverages, food, lint rollers, and dolls.
Meagan Good knows a thing or two about longevity. The veteran actor has been gracing big and small screens as a staple in the TV and film industry since 1994. With her strong acting chops, heartfelt personality and youthful charm, Good has maintained a career worthy of praise built in part by ensuring she stays ready and on top of things.
Former No Limit rapper Mac Phipps joined Blavity News' Facebook Live to discuss new music, the ills of incarceration and reentering society after a 21-year prison sentence.
A first-of-its-kind, rap-influenced piece of legislation has passed in the New York Senate. Senate Bill S7527, known as the Rap Music on Trial bill, soared through a May 17 Senate session with a 38-23 vote.
Conversations about policing have taken the mainstream stage throughout history, from its not-so-humble beginnings in slave patrols, to the sociological concerns that the role feeds the school-to-prison pipeline, to various inequities in staffing and community presence.
As the baby formula shortage became a crisis in America, social media erupted with unsolicited and oftentimes inaccurate advice for mothers struggling to find ways to feed their babies. Self-proclaimed parenting experts dropped everything from non-FDA-approved formula recipes to insensitive remarks on breastfeeding. This all has sparked lively debates on why babies might be formula-fed...
Exclusive: Corinne Bailey Rae Talks Summer Tour, How Grief Shaped Her And The Black Women On Twitter Who Pulled Up For Her
It’s been more than five years since Corinne Bailey Rae has toured the United States as a headliner, but that all changes this summer, as she is set to embark upon an 18-city SUNLIGHT / SUNLIGHT! tour. And, the two-time Grammy Award-winner is ready for the long-overdue in-person connection with her fans.
Muni Long Discusses The Person Behind The Pen Name And Her Hit "Hrs And Hrs."
Aisha “Pinky” Cole happened upon what would become a vegan empire shortly after deciding to change her diet. Since that fateful decision, the 34-year-old Baltimore native and Atlanta restaurateur opened the incredibly popular Slutty Vegan, changed the face of vegan food and created a foundation to support food justice endeavors. The Clark Atlanta University alumna also had a baby, bought a house, graced the cover of the iconic Essence magazine and is set to release her first cookbook this summer.
Singer-songwriter PJ Morton was overseas on tour with Maroon 5 when the COVID-19 shutdown of 2020 took place. After scrambling to get back to the U.S., he decided to spend the top of the pandemic being the at-home family man he said he doesn’t often have loads of time to be. He did things like teaching his children to ride their bikes and handling projects around the house....
Country songstress Mickey Guyton has been making hits, waves and everything in between.
It's been quite a few years since I've walked the halls of a school building, but the olfactory memory of hope and desperation, mixed with dilapidation and stress, still smells the same. Like the ingrained memory of the stench of a rubbed-worn eraser and the staleness of decades-old books, I feel like I am actually standing there with the characters of ABC's new series, Abbott Elementary.
Black women experience fibroids at a slightly higher rate than women of other races, with eight of every ten Black women being diagnosed with these generally-noncancerous uterine growths. More often than not, when experiencing severe symptoms of the gynecological issue, the aforementioned group of women faces healthcare disparities and poor recommendations for treatment options, even botched surgical procedures that leave them with unsightly and unnecessary scars.