Reading for Fall: Rihanna

By Janet Howard

While we patiently or impatiently count down the days until Rihanna releases her long-awaited ninth studio album, our girl just tightened her stranglehold on world domination. Rihanna has announced a new book, called Rihanna, of course, and it’s 504 glorious pages long. The collection, which is billed as a “visual autobiography,” comes out this fall […]

What Critiques of Normani Reveal about Racist Expectations of Black Women Artists

What Critiques of Normani Reveal about Racist Expectations of Black Women Artists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 1,2018: Normani Kordei attends the 2018 WiLD 94.9’s FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California – Image By Brooklyn White, Bitch Media Music critics and listeners alike give Black pop stars hell—especially when they’re women. Jarring criticisms, unfair comparisons, and impossible standards plague the […]

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

Bridgetown, Barbados – May 11, 2016: The streets at downtown of Bridgetown, Barbados  (Image: Shutterstock) By Victoria Falk Crop Over, Barbados’ 3-month-long summer festival, brings more tourists to Barbados than any other time of the year.  According to the Barbados Tourist Board, over 200,000 people flocked to the island in 2018 for Crop Over, with […]

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

By Basil Springer, GCM Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”   At the beginning of 2019, Cricket West Indies (CWI) appointed an interim head coach, Richard Pybus, an Englishman with experience […]

Lashana: The New Bond 007

Lashana: The New Bond 007

British actress Lashana Lynch, born to Jamaican parents is taking the media by storm with her newest movie role.  Best known for her role in the 2019 “Captain Marvel,” Lynch is soon to be the first black woman to take on the task of being the newest 007 agent added to the James Bond crew. […]

Usain Bolt Makes Dancehall Debut With “Olympe Rosé Riddim”

By Claudia Gardner (urbanisland)

Usain Bolt Makes Dancehall Debut With “Olympe Rosé Riddim”

Usain Bolt makes his dancehall debut as a producer behind the new “Olympe Rosé Riddim.” The excitement over Usain Bolt’s Olympe Rose Riddim is reaching a crescendo, less than 24 hours before it’s official release, with its five tracks, one each from some of Jamaica’s hottest artists. Dexta Daps, Christopher Martin, national footballer now music […]

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (caribbean360.com)

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (Photo: Rihanna’s Instagram) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Fourteen years after breaking into the music industry, smashing records and creating history along the way, Barbadian singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the world’s wealthiest female music, according to Forbes. The business magazine has estimated the […]

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Participants at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 on April 23, 2019 in Kolkata,India. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images What began as an innocent collage of this year’s Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India’s obsession with fair skin. […]

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