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  The Crisis Magazine: Remembering Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman, who brought iconic Black historical figures Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson to life, and who epitomized strength and resilience as the star of the blockbuster superhero movie Black Panther, has died at the age of 43. Cheddar: 2020 Election Is Driving...

THE 2020 VMAs RECAP

WHO, WHAT, WEAR Needless to say, 2020 has been an adjustment period for all of us. The entertainment industry in particular has been a strange new normal to figure out. One major adjustment has been awards shows, which have had to halt or postpone their usual celebrity gatherings that fans...

CHARLES MINGUS: A PIONEER OF POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN MUSIC

Music can be an outlet of activism in almost any sense. Whether that be political activism or not, music is about storytelling, it is about singing the words that you may be too afraid to speak. Music provides a voice without the need to create the words. Finding a...

BLACK PANTHER STAR CHADWICK BOSEMAN PASSES AWAY AT 43

It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of...

ARTIST TO WATCH

RAVEENA AURORA Who is Raveena? Originally from Queens, New York City, Raveena Aurora, mononymously known as Raveena, is an American R&B, pop, and experimental singer and songwriter. She has been writing songs since she was 13, but it was right after she graduated college that she wrote her debut EP, “Shanti,”...

HOW BLACK PEOPLE INFLUENCED POPULAR MUSIC GENRES

How Black People Influenced Popular Music Genres  For a very long time, Black culture and music have been a vital music inspiration for all genres of music from Country to Blues and Rock & Roll to house music.  Many modern popular music artists achieved great fame in their careers with...

MUSIC AS MEDICINE

THE SONGS OF RECOVERY I was sitting on a bench watching as grass and flowers flowed freely through the wind. My ears were covered by James Bay’s “Let It Go,”  the perfect breakup song in late 2018:  “So come on, let it go /  just let it be / why...

THE YOUTUBE BEAUTY COMMUNITY

THE INFLUENCE, THE DRAMA, THE FOLLOWING If you grew up in the same way I did, it wasn’t your mom who taught you how to do the perfect cat eye or find the right shade of foundation for your skin, it was the internet. YouTube has been teaching people how to...

BLACK LIVES MATTER IS TRENDING

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO THE MOVEMENT BECOMING "TRENDY"? Right now, Black Americans are facing multiple pandemics such as COVID-19 and police brutality. After the death of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, many Americans were posting #BlackLivesMatter to spread awareness. CNN US reported: "People are tweeting about Black...

COVID-19 AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

THE UNFORSEEN CHANGES AND EFFECTS TO COME As a result of COVID-19, there is not a business in the world that has not been impacted — the music industry is no exception.  The lack of live concerts due to social distancing and quarantine caused the revenue to drastically decline.  Like...