A Detroit native, Kenneth 'Kenny' Williams Jr. is a self-described cultural critic and visual storyteller. Kenneth's passions include pop culture, writing, cultural commentating.
For the last few decades, Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Rowland has built a career of longevity marked by music that empowers women to be their very best selves. Whether it was creating women empowerment anthems with former bandmates of Destiny’s Child or using her platform as a solo artist to advocate for them through timeless music, the musician is a champion for women.
The singer and actor talks her latest collaboration with T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
What exactly makes someone a legend? Is it someone who’s proven themselves and their obvious talent time and time again? Can it be someone who has managed to stand the test of time, transcending multiple decades? How about an individual who has laid a musical blueprint that evokes inspiration out of an entire industry of their peers down to up-and-coming artists 20 years their junior?
As one of the most iconic rappers of today’s generation, Fat Joe has built an esteemed brand of chart-topping records, culture-changing musical collaborations and a sound that has been the voice of a generation for several decades. While the Bronx native has carved a lane all of his own thanks in large part to his wide arsenal of musical capabilities, he’s going back to his nostalgic roots with the help of Michelob ULTRA.
Black women in particular have long made sacrifices to secure financial stability for their families in the midst of systemic barriers such as racism, sexism and classism. Award-winning actress Nia Long illustrates these efforts through her portrayal of Eunice Garrett in The Banker. Garrett was the former wife of Bernard Garrett Sr., who secretly purchased banks in Texas to assist Black residents who were unable to attain loans due to the Jim Crow era.
While there's no natural way to quantify this magnetism, her signature Sunshine Seasoning selling out in less than an hour last year is proof enough.
Few people possess the kind of megawatt star power that Tabitha Brown has. The award-winning author exudes a certain je ne sais quoi laced with the kindness and warmth of our beloved mothers and the authority of predecessors twice her age. In short, there’s likely nothing that she can do wrong. While there’s no natural way to quantify this magne...
The femcee has set the rap industry ablaze on her journey to world domination with chart-topping singles and fierce collaborations.
If there’s one artist to be on the lookout for at this moment, it’s Coi Leray. The femcee has set the rap industry ablaze on her journey to world domination with chart-topping singles and fierce collaborations. We’ve seen her consistently put in the work to curate a career of effulgence and determination, marked by her unwavering work ethic.
Whether it was reachi...
From Ray to the forthcoming film Tyson, Jamie Foxx is known for bringing stories to life with his dynamic acting. Since taking ownership of BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon in March, Foxx has been bringing his storytelling talent to entrepreneurship, paving the way for Black creatives who aspire to capitalize on the intersection of creativity and business.
For(bes) The Culture caught up with Foxx to discuss his newest business venture, Black entrepreneurship and how creatives can bring their dreams to fruition.
The rapper stopped by Blavity News to discuss her new music, NFTs and more.
From Lil’ Kim to Biggie Smalls, Brooklyn has bred some of the fiercest MCs in hip-hop. That still rings true with Young M.A, as she continues to captivate our hearts through her incredible sound. Recently celebrating her 30th birthday, the lyricist also gave her fans something to celebrate with the release of her new song “Tip the Surgeon.” Young M.A stopped by Blavity News to discuss her new music, NFTs and more.
The act of building power has no singular look, but it does involve listening to trusted voices who have our best interests at heart.
With 2022 shaping up to be a pivotal year for midterm elections, it’s important now more than ever that we continue to build power. The act of building power has no singular look, but it does involve listening to trusted voices who have our best interests at heart. From being a co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network to foundin...
The rapper-turned-multi-hyphenate and his meteoric rise is the stuff of legends.
When Shad Moss marched onto the hip-hop scene under the moniker Lil Bow Wow, armed with killer rhymes, his signature cornrows and the conviction of his peers, who were 10 years his senior, it’s safe to say he came out the gates swinging. Following the blueprint that many of his contemporaries have left behind, such as Michael Jackson or Destiny’s Child, the adolescent quickly grew from teenage heartthrob to the b...
Legends aren’t just made — they’re created out of blood, sweat and tears. When Cheryl James and Sandra Denton took on the moniker, Salt-N-Pepa, they also took on the mantle of being co-conspirators in the fight for women’s liberation in rap. The venerable hip-hop duo, known for hits like “Push It,” stopped by Blavity News last week to discuss women empowerment, this generation of female rappers and their upcoming tour.
When Matthew A. Cherry’s animated short film, Hair Love, debuted in 2019, he solidified his name in the entertainment industry as a storyteller with genuine intent to ensure representation in his artistry. The film not only earned Cherry the 2020 Academy Award for “Best Animated Short,” but it sparked dialogue on the importance of authentic portrayals of the Black experience, specifically Black hair.
Since being drafted number one overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Nneka Ogwumike has been making waves as an advocate for gender equality in sports. Ogwumike, the president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and player for the Los Angeles Sparks, has teamed up with Michelob ULTRA for their 2022 Super Bowl campaign.
The campaign comes on the heels of Michelob ULTRA’s commitment of $100 million to champion gender equality in the field of sports.
In this lifetime, it is seldom that many individuals experience the intersection between passion and purpose. It should come as no surprise that the multitude of obstacles on one’s life journey can deter them from seeing such alignment but that isn’t always the case for everyone, especially not Dr. Heavenly Kimes.
Kimes, also known as Dr. Heavenly to the millions of viewers who tune in each week to Bravo’s Married to Medicine, is a true testament to the power that lies in manifesting one’s dr...
If you love women's empowerment music, then you probably love "Big KD," otherwise known as Kash Doll. The Detroit femcee made headlines this week when she announced her pregnancy on social media, leaving fans and colleagues alike in a frenzy of excitement.
Kash Doll stopped by Blavity News earlier in September to discuss sisterhood, rising above haters and her newest role on 50 Cent’s Black Mafia Family.