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On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Latest, 'Overload'

It's tempting to proclaim this moment in black pop as something akin to 2018's political Year of the Woman -- Year of the Sista, if you will. But today's unapologetically progressive female black pop artists stand on the shoulders of a most impressive cohort from the '90s and early '00s.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Nine

The stars in season nine's American Idol were not the contestants -- but the judges.

Film

An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.

Music

As the Spirit Moves Mary: The Life and Art of Mary J. Blige

If My Life gave people insight and empowerment who shared the singer’s despair, My Life II is the amplification of three of the most important words in the English language: It is possible.

Music

The Year In Music: July 2010

July 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of new releases, high-profile concerts, and TV specials.

Music

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

Music

Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot

In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.

News

Stars to turn out for Haiti telethon Friday

Denise Martin and Matea Gold
Music

The 411 on R&B

A new decade promises to bring fresh sounds and renewed vigor to R&B. Let's hope it keeps its promise.

Music

KRS-One & Buckshot: Survival Skills

Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.

Music

Songs in the Key of Rap

The relationship between singing and rapping has had a transforming effect on hip-hoppers and singers alike.

Music

Mary J. Blige: Growing Pains

The new and improved Queen of Hip Hop Soul concedes the battle for true happiness is an ongoing one.

Michael Arceneaux

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