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In October of 2000, a tween-focused dramedy called ‘As Told By Ginger’ premiered on Nickelodeon’s network depicting the trials of pubescence told by a 12-year-old girl named Ginger. What’s most memorable about the show outside of its content is the theme song itself, sung by none other than R&B and soul singer Macy Gray. As I recall over an uptempo-funky beat, a raspy-voiced Gray would softly sing in a hoarse tone, “Someone once told me the grass is much greener… on the other side.” …


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“What’s funny about neo-soul is that I don’t even know what it is,” Badu told award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner in a 2008 Today interview. “I accept it but I don’t want to be called the queen of it or anything because I’m going to change and then everybody’s gonna be disappointed,” she continued. “I feel like the term is brilliant, but it’s not me. It’s one part of me. I feel like I may have poked a hole in the dam and let out all of the flood waters that were to the left to come through.”

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The biggest celebration of Black culture and entertainment has ruled the beginning of summer for the last two decades. The award show’s rich history of paying homage to our biggest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy has etched a permanent pedestal in the Black community.

The annual tradition of gathering for the BET Awards yields the same reaction every year and each mark has created timeless moments we still reminisce on to this day. This year — the same as any other year — we all gathered in front of our TV sets for a global watch party…


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In response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmuad Arbery, and others, Tuesday, June 2 was reserved as a day to combat the long-standing racism embedded in our institutions and boardrooms within the music industry.

Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, two Black women music executives, created #TheShowMustBePaused initiative to intentionally disrupt the million-dollar music industry and force these entities within the field to stand with, protect, and empower Black communities that have been their profitable means for decades, according to the organization’s website.

Music industry executives and artists have all posted messages in solidarity with the…

Njera Perkins

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