Nothing is Going to Be Lowkey About Season 4 of ‘Insecure’

Nothing is Going to Be Lowkey About Season 4 of ‘Insecure’

After a brief hiatus, Insecure is back with its fourth season to explore more of the Black female experience and… sometimes Black male. No, this season doesn’t have hour-long episodes as constantly requested by fans, but it has gained two additional episodes this time around. The premiere episode “Lowkey Feelin’ Myself” set the tone for this season’s main focal point,...

Mary J. Blige’s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ is a Testament to Her Debut Album 30 Years Later

Mary J. Blige’s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ is a Testament to Her Debut Album 30 Years Later

Over the last 30 years, Mary J. Blige has been in search of self-discovery and freedom. And although she admits to being numb to love on “Love Will Never,” you sense from her newest batch of songs that Blige’s current state in life is loving on herself. Picking up where she left off on Strength of a Woman, Mary manages to stay on...

‘Bel-Air’ Introduces a Fresh Twist to a Familiar Family

‘Bel-Air’ Introduces a Fresh Twist to a Familiar Family

This isn’t the same story about how Will’s life got “flipped-turned upside down.”  In fact, they dive into the “one little fight” that was far more than a fight, and the no-good guys were up gangbanging and drug slanging.  Needless to say, this reboot isn’t anywhere close to the original 90’s sitcom we fell in love with…it’s better!   In 2019, filmmaker Morgan...

Hear Us Out: Is Method Man Moving Into Denzel Washington’s Territory?

Hear Us Out: Is Method Man Moving Into Denzel Washington’s Territory?

The people have spoken! They have crowned Method Man as the new Denzel Washington. Hear us out! We’re not comparing Method Man’s acting to Denzel’s. We’re talking about Denzel’s likeness and the special category that only Denzel resides in. Last week, Essence Magazine released their February digital cover featuring the Power Book II star. The cover immediately had Method Man,...

Barbershops Have Evolved But Did Customer Service Fade?

Barbershops Have Evolved But Did Customer Service Fade?

Bring back $700 rent!  Bring back $5 dollars making a difference in your gas tank!  More importantly, bring back $10 dollar haircuts! We know none of that is going to happen.  Especially the $10 haircuts.  Gone are the days when going to the barbershop was affordable.  Nowadays, going to the barbershop is equivalent to a utility bill.  Over the last few years, we’ve seen an interesting...

Kenya Barris’ Depiction of a Black Family is More Realistic and “BlackAF” Than We Thought

Kenya Barris’ Depiction of a Black Family is More Realistic and “BlackAF” Than We Thought

Television writer Kenya Barris returns with another television show similar to the others in his arsenal.  This time around, Barris is exploring his very own Black identity, Black plight, and Black experience, which reminds you that he is indeed BlackAF. The creator of Black-ish, Grown-ish, and Mixed-ish makes a declaration with #BlackAF, which is documented and narrated through the scope of his daughter.  In the first episode, it’s...

6 Impactful Things We Took Away From “Queen & Slim”

6 Impactful Things We Took Away From “Queen & Slim”

While Queen & Slim embodies everything from provocativeness, stunning cinematography, injustices, and the visibility of oppression, it is not to be confused as love on the run or Bonnie and Clyde.  The film exhibits systematic racism with an impactful ending that’s historic, honest, and heartbreaking on many levels.  It’s a tale of ones escape from the hell of America with gripping and jaw-dropping moments.  Here...

25th Anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’

25th Anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’

Who knew in 1994 Mary J’s My Life album would have opened eyes and ears to the pain life and love has to offer.  Aside from thrusting her into stardom, the album gave a voice to the voiceless women around the world who were hurting.   The classic holds a prominent place in R&B music, and has not only stood the test of...

Kanye West “Jesus Is King” Album Review

Kanye West “Jesus Is King” Album Review

After declaring his seventh studio album TLOP was a gospel album, he later battled some personal demons on his eighth album Ye.  Scrapped what was supposed to be “Yandhi” only to decree his ninth album Jesus Is King isn’t just a gospel album, but his testimony.   It’s doesn’t take long before you realize JIK isn’t an extension of West’s weekly Sunday Service, but more so his own weekday.  Easy...

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