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.
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The state of the music industry as we know it is making way for the next generation of superstars poised to take the proverbial reigns. One artist at the forefront of this renaissance period is Miss Chlöe Bailey or more recently referred to as Chlöe. When Chlöe and her sister Halle Bailey released their rendition via YouTube of Beyoncé‘s “Pretty Hurts“ in 2013, it was apparent that the sisters were stars in the making. Chlöe is now preparing to release her debut album on the trail of three hi...
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?
The rapper will mentor 60 HBCU students in the 4th annual Mogul in the Making entrepreneurial competition.
The embodiment of a true entertainer lies not in their ability to entertain the masses but in how they influence those masses to their very best selves. Since his debut, Big Sean has constructed a professional brand that can only be categorized as inspirational, but not in the way you might think. Of course, the Detroit native creates chart-topping anthems that inspire fans across the gl...
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.
After learning of Beyoncé dedicating this album to her dearly departed Uncle Johnny, a Black, queer man, I became emotional.
Before Beyoncé officially debuted her seventh studio album Renaissance, I expected to be dazzled. I mean, c’mon — it’s Beyoncé. I expected to hear genre-defying music that makes me want to dance, sing and display every other emotion that denotes pure joy.
While all of this did happen, something else did, too. After learning of Beyoncé dedicating this album to her dearly...