Author: Jamia Pugh

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Former White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre held her first briefing in her new role as press secretary on Monday afternoon.  Upon taking the podium to address journalists’ questions — the first Black and openly gay woman to do so on an official basis — Jean-Pierre opened the briefing by mentioning the names of the Black lives […]

Burna Boy is burning up!  Following his mainstage Billboard Music Awards performance of his recently released single “Last, Last” and “Kilometre” — both off his upcoming album Love, Damini — the Grammy Award-winning superstar announced the Love, Damini tour set for this summer.  Kicking off on July 17 in Barbados, the tour will continue through July 31, making stops in Detroit, Houston, […]

Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Over the weekend, rapper Remy Ma was joined by Fat Joe, among others, to unveil the new Bronx Walk of Fame street sign, presented in her honor by Bronx borough president Vanessa L. Gibson. Remy, who was also recognized as a Bronx Walk of Fame inductee, reflected on her career and life journey, detailing some of the obstacles […]

Mia André Following the release last month of her album, Blue Water Road, singer-songwriter Kehlani announced the Blue Water Road tour coming to a city near you this summer.  The 28-city North American leg kicks off of July 30 in Raleigh, NC, followed by European dates in November through December. Washington, D.C. rapper Rico Nasty will join the North America […]

Christopher Polk/NBC Diddy hosted the 2022 Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sunday night and to open the show, he performed a medley of hits, including “First Class” with Jack Harlow; “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” with his son, Christian Combs, and Teyana Taylor; and the debut of his brand-new single, “Gotta Move On,” featuring Bryson Tiller.  Hitting the BBMA […]

Set during the early 1920s, the new BET+ civil rights drama The Porter tells the story of two train porters and their families and friends, whose worlds collide amidst their fight for liberation. And while the show title alone depicts the long-sought-after freedom — in America, it was largely Black men who held the job, serving white […]

From tracks by dancehall greats to club bangers and love songs, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music. — Blac Youngsta, 4Life — The Memphis native called on fellow hometown rappers Pooh Sheisty, Lil Migo & Big 30 to assist on the 23-track collection of bass-thumping, catchy songs. […]

Prince Williams/Wireimage Atlanta rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, is expected to appear in court Wednesday after surrendering to authorities at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to ABC Affiliate WSB TV. His arrest comes two days after he was named as one of at least 28 people in a gang indictment that also included rapper Young Thug, whose birth name […]

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images As part of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca At Home” series, the highly regarded documentary Kaepernick & America will make its debut by way of a nationwide virtual screening.  Those looking forward to watching the Don Lemon-executive produced feature, which explores the intersection between former NFL player Colin Kaepernick‘s protest and the revealing reaction it […]

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images “Take that, take that”… is most likely what Sean “Diddy” Combs is repeating to himself right now, considering the massive deal he recently inked with music empire Motown Records.  The superstar musician, 52, announced Tuesday the launch of his new R&B record label, Love Records, and the signing of a one-time album deal with Motown. […]


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