Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

By Terrance Turner March 14, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: Beyonce is now the most decorated singer in Grammy history. Just minutes ago, Beyonce won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for her song "Black Parade", which she co-wrote. With this win, she now has 28 Grammy Awards -- more than any other music artist, male or … Continue reading Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Sheds Light on a Little-Known Piece of Black History

By Terrance Turner Feb. 28, 2021 Tonight, singer Andra Day won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of jazz singer Billie Holiday in "The United States vs. Billie Holiday". The Hulu film, directed by Lee Daniels, dramatizes how Holiday was hounded by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for her … Continue reading “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Sheds Light on a Little-Known Piece of Black History

Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Photo via Collider. By Terrance Turner The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today. According to Variety, 35 of the 102 acting nominees are Black -- the most ever. Black actors make up 34.3% of the nominees, which is substantially higher than last year's 19.8%. (In 2018, the percentage was 27.7%, which was a record … Continue reading Historic Wave of Black Actors Score Emmy Nominations

Remembering Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis in the 1960s and in 2020. (Photo courtesy of New York magazine.) By Terrance Turner July 18, 2020 Rep. John Lewis -- author, congressman, civil rights icon -- died yesterday after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the … Continue reading Remembering Rep. John Lewis

Beyoncé Releases New Single “Black Parade” (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner June 19, 2020 (updated Nov. 24) Beyonce has released new music. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Beyoncé surprised fans with a late-night release of her new single "Black Parade". The song (a Tidal exclusive) is a celebration of Blackness and Black people. "We got rhythm, we got pride/We birth kings; we birth … Continue reading Beyoncé Releases New Single “Black Parade” (UPDATED)