My dear friend Jovian Irvin is the founder of International Day of Purpose, a day created to inspire people to celebrate and activate the power of purpose through a focused day of reflection, living with positive intention and sharing stories with the world of how you live on purpose by using the hashtag, #DayofPurpose. DoP is celebrated every year on the Summer
On Wednesday June 10th, I was one of 50 Black women participating in a first-of-its-kind amplification exercise: white women with large platforms turned them over – literally – to Black women for the day to use as we see fit. An opportunity to promote ourselves, our work, our causes, or just have a dialogue –
Prince was a perfectionist. He was a relentlessly creative musician and a refined aesthete, careful about the music he put out in the world, always presenting a seamless package — image and sound.In the three and a half years since Prince’s death at 57, those responsible for his estate have had to decide just how much
Let’s ignore my expression in this thumbnail for a second. I was invited back to the Marlie Show to debate the top 5 women in hip hop this year, including who belonged on the list and who didn’t (there was a good bit of debate around Missy – is it minimizing her to say ‘of
Both in #MusicSermon and in my writing, I like to stay in a certain pocket: pre-2000 Black music and culture. Untold or undertold stories. We move into more current music and things get a little sticky for me as someone whose been working in the music industry since 1998, and I never want to cross
My journey in the entertainment industry began at entertainment law firm Ossé & Woods, led by young partners Ed Woods and the man who later became Combat Jack. We lost both of them within three days of each other in 2017, and we’re all still reeling. I had the honor of joining a host of people from
On the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death, I sat down with CBS News to discuss Leaving Neverland and how, if at all, the resumed conversation about allegations against Michael have impacted his legacy. I also wrote for Vibe about Leaving Neverland and why I feel we can’t just ignore the conversation about Michael.
I had a GREAT time with Sylvia Obell and my fellow black ass panelists talking John Singleton, Game of Thrones, and how #BlackTwitter keeps conversations going on this weeks’ Buzzfeed News #HellaOpinions. Watch the entire show here.
I joined New York Times music writer Jon Caramonica and a round table of other music and culture critics to discuss how the documentaries Whitney (in theaters now) and Whitney: Can I Be Me? (currently available on Showtime on demand) handled Whitney’s legacy, if either provided new insight or revelations, if there’s a larger story to be told about her career,