Selah and the Spades: A Refreshing Take On High School Politics

"The film’s Black characters are allowed to create their space, set their own rules, and most importantly, to just be without having to justify or excuse their blackness to other people."

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Best of the 2010s: Everything Else

NerdyPoC’s Best of the 2010s series comes to a close! Thank you for joining us on this walk down the decade's memory lane. This is our fourth and final installment of our Best of the 2010s series: everything else, a compilation of books, anime, comics, music, and pop culture. If you missed the rest of…

Blanche and Cab Calloway Childhood Home Fights to Stand

American jazz singers, Blanche and Cab Calloway, childhood home, is fighting to remain erect following a rally on June 28, 2019. The community protested the demolition of the former jazz singers’ residence, requesting that it becomes preserved as a Historic National Landmark. The protest took place at noon, outside their old home in the Druid…

The Unapologetic Queering Of Hip-Hop

Picture the hip-hop landscape 15 years ago. The charts and channels were filled to the brim with hypermasculine men rocking oversized sports jerseys along with pants sagging below their waists, neck and wrists shimmering with thousands of dollars worth of gaudy jewelry. These were the silver-tongued kings of the early 2000s, men dripping masculinity from…

Mary J. Blige Never Left

Mary J. Blige is holding true to being a multifaceted entertainer. The musician who became the youngest and first female artist on Uptowns Records, in 1989, continues to influence the media industry from her performances to her business deals. This past weekend, July 5-7, Blige continued her legacy by performing at the Essence Festival in…