Throwback Thursday — A Decade Since Miseducation

The Root just did an amazing trilogy of Lauryn Hill tributes to commemorate a decade since Miseducation dropped. Rebecca Walker asks five questions (including the one everyone has been asking for almost a decade now, Are you coming back?), The Confessions of Lauryn Hill — lyrical analysis that revealed her true feelings about fame and […]

RIP Isaac Hayes

Wow. When it rains, it pours, and tomorrow’s going to be a Stormy Monday, indeed. This weekend we’ve lost two legends of black entertainment — Bernie Mac on Saturday, and soul legend Isaac Hayes today. The 65 year old soul legend was found unconscious next to a still-running treadmill. He was pronounced dead at 2:08 […]

Church on a Sunday

After the sadness of yesterday’s news, I needed a little church to soothe my soul. I hope y’all don’t mind. No disrespect intended to the church I grew up attending — All Saints around the Savannah in Trinidad — but if our hymns went a little more like this, I would have been really anxious […]

Esperanza Spalding is One Cool Chick

Sometimes I love my job. Specifically, I love doing interviews. Although my mama raised me to do the opposite, I love talking to strangers. Not every interview is a winner, but every now and then you encounter an artist who truly makes an impression on you. For example, I just got off the phone with […]

Rock the Bells Rocked

Woo! I’m still feeling the effects of musical euphoria, bellas and fellas — Rock the Bells at Miami’s Bayfront Park was utterly incredible. I had a time and a half. I gotta echo brilliant music blogger Vivrant Thang — this was the best hip hop concert I’ve been to… since last year’s RTB. Heh. No, […]

Worth a Click

Hey there! Today the nominations for the 2008 Black Weblog Awards are officially open, and I’m puttin’ myself out there. If I could win Best Writing in a Blog just once, I would be the happiest afrobella you ever did see. If you enjoy what you’re reading, show your girl some love. Enough begging. On […]

Throwback Thursday — Sublime, The Pharcyde, and the RTB ticket giveaway

ExcellenTIA, you got it! I will e mail you immediately to get your digits, real name, etc so my peeps at SanDisk can make sure your tix are waiting at the WillCall window. I am so psyched for this show — and as usual, I am sorry I don’t have enough pairs of tickets to […]