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Diana Ross to Open, Chance the Rapper to Close as 2017 Essence Festival Reveals Nightly Lineup

Making their first Essence Festival appearances, Diana Ross and Chance the Rapper will open and close the annual concert series, respectively, at the Superdome in New Orleans (June 30-July…
Gail Mitchell, Billboard / April 6, 2017

Watch The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. Amusingly Explain Black Twitter

Black Twitter—which takes the intricacies of black discourse to a wide-scale-platform—is inarguably the network's most influential force, organizing protest movements within hours and providing material…
Brian Josephs / April 4, 2017

“He Thinks Like a Revolutionary”: Talib Kweli, Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, and More Share Their Favorite Memories of Dave Chappelle

Today, Netflix premiered two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, his first (and second) since 2004's For What It's Worth. The…
Brian Josephs / March 21, 2017