The Generosity Of Toni Morrison
She committed to holding the door open wide for other black writers for as long as she could, writes Hanif Abdurraqib.
This Is The John Singleton Movie You Really Need To Watch
John Singleton spent his career exploring contemporary black life and love. But his historical drama Rosewood is a movie that will stick with me forever.
Natasha Trethewey Wants America To Have A Personal Reckoning
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, former US poet laureate’s new collection, Monument, feels timely, but she’s been reckoning with America’s sins for decades.
The Media Can't Justify Botham Jean's Killing. But They're Trying.
The fact remains that Amber Guyger entered an apartment that wasn't her own and shot her neighbor, who was neither armed nor a direct threat to her.
I Love My Jordans, But Nike’s Collaboration With Colin Kaepernick Rings Hollow
The shoe company’s campaign with the former NFL player feels like a performance that deploys him as a controversy machine.
Nicki Minaj's Recent Behavior Shows How Toxic Album Promo Is Now
Instead of letting her new album, Queen, speak for itself, the rapper is sparking controversy in a bid to stay relevant.
Warped Tour Is Over; Long Live Warped Tour
Warped Tour was flawed, but no more flawed than the many homes I chose for myself outside of it.
Drake Is Washed
The rapper has become wary and paranoid, and his music is suffering for it.
How Social Media Brought Pusha T And Drake To This Point
Pusha T's decision to take shots at Drake's family and friends this soon in their beef feels like a failure of creativity.
Why I Still Fast During Ramadan
I know the ways in which I fail in the face of my beliefs, and yet I wish to consider myself forgiven once each year.
Jemele Hill Never Stood A Chance
ESPN hired the SportsCenter cohost for her opinions. That she is being punished for expressing them speaks heavily to the unequal power dynamic at play.
Tom Petty’s America Is The One We Want To Believe In
The rock star sang the gospel of carefree living — a message this country desperately needs to hear.
Aging Out Of Diehard Fandom Is Bittersweet
As an adult, my pop culture passions have to serve as a brief and joyful escape instead of an all-consuming obsession.
For Muslims In The US, There’s Before 9/11 And There’s After
The distance between curiosity and fear is tragically short.
Why Chester Bennington's Death Hurts So Much
Linkin Park’s lead vocalist helped me and so many of my friends get through difficult times.