Category: Pop Culture

Explain This: Beyonce Wearing A Racist Image?

During last weekend’s NBA All Star game, Beyonce made one hell of a fashion statement by appearing a stylish jacket that closely resembles a image of the Coon Chicken Inn.        For those of you that don’t know the story behind the Coon Chicken Inn, see the below article pulled from BlackAmericaWeb.com The Coon Chicken Inn was a chain of three restaurants founded by Maxon Lester Graham and Adelaide Burt in 1925 with $50.00. The Salt Lake City restaurant’s name, trademarks and entrances were designed to look like a smiling blackface picture of an African American porter. Driving up to...

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Capitalism, Race & The Plight of Black Music

  The lack of a single Black artists being nominated in the categories of Best New Artist, Song of the Year or Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammy’s was simultaneously interesting, troubling and unsurprising. Black artists have been pioneers in the entertainment industry for decades, yet many of those same artists have been snubbed with a lack of mainstream acceptance and accolades. It hard to believe, but no major record label wanted to sign Jay Z or Kanye West; even The Beatles were first turned away by major American record labels. Black-owned labels gave all of them...

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Video: Hot 97 Kickoff Show With Nas, Diddy, Kanye, Dre & Snoop: One For The History Books.

This year’s Hot 97 Kickoff show was FIRE!!! Diddy and Snoop Dogg hosted Hot 97’s “Tip-Off” concert at Madison Square Garden on Thursday evening (Feb 12). The show which kicked off NBA All-Star Weekend, featured a lot of surprise guests including Nas, Dr.Dre,Kanye West, A$AP Ferg, French Montana, T.I., MGK, Jermaine Dupri, Lil’ Kim, The LOX, Black Rob,Doug E. Fresh, DPG, Busta Rhymes, OT Genasis, Troy Ave and many more who came out to support them. Check out some pics and the performances below.       [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2M-zhmIE0[/youtube]    ...

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Count Down To The Revolt Music Conference!

We can always count on Diddy to do things BIG! Just in time for the celebration of Revolt TV’s first year anniversary, the first REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) will kick off  in Miami.  The conference will run from October 16 thru October 19th and provide a platform for folks interested in the music industry, bloggers, students, music lovers etc… the opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders, executives and artists. The list of distinguished speakers includes Sean Combs, Russell Simmons , L.A. Reid, Kevin Liles, Dallas Austin, Sylvia Rhone, Benniy Medina, Nicole Bitchie, Jimmy Iovine and various other executives. Some...

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Lupita Nyong’o…More Than A Cover Photo

  Lupita Nyong’o burst on the scene seemingly out of nowhere, wowing everyone with her acting chops in the 2014 Oscars’ Best Picture Of Year, 12 Years A Slave and stunning the world with her beauty. Dazzling all in a Nairobi blue dress and head band, the recent Yale School of Drama graduate’s evening climaxed when she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first feature film role. She sealed the moment with an emotional speech that concluded with the following inspirational words… “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that...

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