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BET AWARDS 20th ANNIVERSARY: A PLACE TO CELEBRATE AND SPEAK OUT

BET AWARDS RECAP 2020 The 2020 BET Awards celebrated its 20th Anniversary of the award show this past Sunday, June 28th on CBS. Although it was filmed virtually and from all different locations due to the effects of COVID-19, it was no time to be silent about black excellence in...

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: TAKIA “TIZZI” GREEN

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW Word Warriors III is directed and produced by Takia “ Tizzi “ Green, the movie focuses on the power of words about violence against black men over the past 60 years.  Malcolm Jamal Warner is one of the voices in the movie who will be using his words...

ASK LADY A ADVICE COLUMN

  ASK LADY A Dear Lady A, Recently my company CEO sent out a very general email attempting to promoting unity during these times of protest which represents a genuine and legitimate frustration over decades of failure to reform police practices. He failed to appeal to his black employees l, in fact,...

ARTISTS TO WATCH SPOTLIGHT: CHLOE X HALLE

CHLOE X HALLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Chloe x Halle, the R&B sister duo, are climbing up the ladder into the spotlight. Their successful career started on YouTube, catching the attention of large names like Beyoncé, starring in multiple films and shows, earning various awards and nominations.  The sisters were born in...

JUNETEENTH ON TIK TOK

HOW TIK TOK CREATORS ARE USING JUNETEENTH TO PROTEST FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT After the death of Armaud Ahrbury, Black creators on the social media platform TikTok,  got together to stage a successful online protest against injustice towards black men and women. On May 19th, countless creators changed their...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BET AWARD NOMINEES

BET AWARD NOMINATIONS EXCLUSIVE This year marks the 20th year that the BET awards have celebrated Black excellence across the platforms of music, television, film, sports, and entertainment. Today, the 2020 nominees were announced.  The top nominee for 2020 is Drake, with a total of six nominations, but newcomers Megan Thee...

SONGS THAT SCREAM SUMMER

SUMMER IS HERE, WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO? In just a few days we will be entering summer. Although things have been a little different this year, I believe that we are still excited about the unique summer heat! The excitement that we are looking forward to enjoying outdoors, especially...

TO RELEASE OR NOT TO RELEASE?

ARTISTS QUESTION RELEASING MUSIC DURING PANDEMIC When the coronavirus broke out in the United States in early March, every industry faced the dramatic effects that came with the closing of nonessential businesses. The music industry, in particular, continues to undergo some of the most drastic impacts, due to the canceling...

IT’S TIME TO CREATE

WE NEED OUR BLACK CREATIVES NOW MORE THAN EVER   Today we are seeing how strong and determined the black community and our supporters are in fighting for a change. Now more than ever we need to see our black creatives.  Those of us scrolling through social media and the web need...

LUXE SPOTLIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHER AARON LACY

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW Luxe Kurves chatted with photographer Aaron Lacy who often shoots the cover photos for Luxe Kurves Magazine. We got to learn more about Aaron, what inspires his photographs, and his favorite part of working as a photographer. Be sure to check out Aaron’s website.   EW: How did you start working...