Dudley Music has gone from joking in his friend’s makeshift studio with diss tracks he’d rather forget, to performing live in several shows including the Brooklyn Bowl where he opened up for and performed with Talib Kweli, Funkmaster Flex and Keith Murray. Despite the poor quality of his friend’s studio, the exposure to it made
We are 17 days away from the highly anticipated live-action remake of “The Lion King,” and some serious photos of the cast staring down their characters were just released by the film’s director Jon Favereau. We have Beyoncé beautifully and fiercely mirroring her character Nala, Simba’s love interest. But according to Favereau, she will be
Yahweh, Elohim, puts a smile on my face. Jehovah and Om, signs that can’t be erased. Gayatri and Guru, all names of divine. Mohammad, Adonai, the Name sounds like mine. If God is a spirit, why do we call it “He,” to give it more power and boost masculinity. To justify oppression, to keep building
If you haven’t heard the term Juneteenth until recently, you’re not alone. This is a holiday that celebrates the day enslaved Africans were freed. It probably wasn’t discussed in textbooks at all if ever. This is a state holiday only recognized by 45 out of 50 states. However, in recent years, the historic moment has
By Miya Jones I remember sitting in an AP history class. We were glossing over the topic of slavery. I tried my best not to reciprocate the awkward stares darted in my direction, especially when my teacher equated an enslaved African to a pencil for comparison’s sake. The subject was already uncomfortable enough for me
“I liked to make noise as a young kid,” chuckled Levens Jean, who goes by L. Jean. He seems to have calmed down over the years based on his chill demeanor and mature attitude. The now 15-year-old has the mindset of someone 10 years older and is making moves such as organizing events, making crisp
The dress described by “Crazy Rich Asians” Director Jon M. Chu as a “Cinderella dress” is making a major move to the Smithsonian. This was the gown that turned heads in the pivotal scene of “Crazy Rich Asians” where Rachel Chu, played by actress Constance Wu, arrives at a luxurious wedding and surprises everyone including
“Today’s mixed kids can look up to rappers, ballerinas, athletes, a president and a princess. The only heroes we had were DeBarge.” This was an interesting point made by Tracee Ellis Ross’ character Rainbow Johnson during the new trailer for Kenya Barris’ “Grown-ish” spin-off, “Mixed-ish.” Due to colorism and Euro-centric beauty standards being dominant, many
“Elvis was a hero to most/But he never meant sh*t to me you see/Straight up racist that sucker was/Simple and plain.” He wasn’t afraid to call out racism then, and he’s not going to back down now. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Hip-Hop Icon Chuck D returned to his alma mater, Adelphi University,
The throne was up for grabs at Westfield South Shore Mall in Bayshore yesterday. Optimum brought the “Game of Thrones” experience to Bayshore in the form of a Dragonstone Throne. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The attraction was packed with visitors who wanted to feel royal for at least a few
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