High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the Full-season Review

Since the original High School Musical (2006),  musical theatre boomed into the television mainstream. From the hit comedy sitcom Glee (Fox) aired from 2009 to 2015, to the gritty drama Rise (NBC) aired in 2017, the creator of High School Musical: The Musical Series, Tim Ferdle definitely took notes on what worked on both of…

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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…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…

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…

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…