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FEATURE: Jesse Williams understands his "light-skinned" privilege & uses it to speak up

Posted by The Race Card on June 30, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Ever since Jesse Williams stole the BET Awards with his incredibly profound and powerful acceptance speech (…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Gonjasufi wrestles with the cost of the creative process & announces forthcoming album, 'Callus', in mini-video

Posted by Sound Check on June 30, 2016 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Vocalist/producer/DJ Gonjasufi's preview for his upcoming album 'Callus' is an almost intergalactic soundscape of distorted, distant, unidentifiable comings and goings of, what sounds like, planes in mid-take off. These…

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FEATURE: Electronic R&B tracks from PHNK provide listeners with a true, passion-filled experience

Posted by Sound Check on June 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

For Seattle- based singer/songwriter PHNK, the line between emotion and expression melds into one- allowing his audience to gather his full experience. Beginning most of his tracks with a catchy, multilayered beat, the…

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FEATURE: Comedian Jessica Williams goes her own way, leaving The Daily Show to star in her own Comedy Central show

Posted by Eye Candy on June 30, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Jessica Williams, best known for her work on The Daily Show is taking the wheel, ready to star in her own Comedy Central production. Williams, 26, continuously held the audience's attention with to her satirically dry…

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RAD CREATIVE OF TTHE DAY: Lawrence Jackson's new project on gentrification illuminates thriving, resistant counter-culture

Posted by Eye Candy on June 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

To residents of inner-cities, the wave of gentrification is almost inevitable. For Lawrence Jackson though, the owner of The Vintage Vandalism Photography & Creative Works, it serves as an opportunity for expression.…

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FEATURE: Chicago-based photographer Darryl Terrell challenges toxic masculinity with floral portrait series

Posted by Eye Candy on June 30, 2016 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

Inspired by the #MasculinitySoFragile tag, Chicago-based photographer Darryl Terrell created a visual representation of the dualities that make up so-called “masculinity”, called ‘Hive Tete’. “Masculinity”, a word used…

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RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Funk pioneer Betty Davis’ unreleased, Miles Davis-produced 1968-69 tracks resurface

Posted by Sound Check on June 29, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Rare vinyl lovers and funk n soul aficionados rejoice the news of the unearthing of cult figure Betty Davis’ (then wife of Miles Davis) 1968-1969 recordings for Columbia Records, years before her Just Sunshine and Island days.…

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OP-ED: Know Your Black History - Funding Freedom: The Power of Black Philanthropy In The Fight For Freedom

Posted by The Race Card on June 29, 2016 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

Black philanthropists are rarely mentioned in American history. Yet the power of black philanthropy was an essential element in toppling slavery in the U.S.



The power of black philanthropy emerged from the…

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