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 […]

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 […]

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

New York City Council Member Andy King presenting the Franklin family with the New York City Council 12th District Music and Humanitarian Award. NEWARK – The 2019 McDonalds Gospelfest  this weekend paid special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with an outstanding celebration with the Franklin Family and gospel artists who included Hezekiah  […]

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

The 35th Council District celebrates its own Spike Lee on his first Oscar win! His film BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, and the night was historic for many! There were a total of seven Black artists who took home awards in seven different categories on Oscar Sunday. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Spike Lee, Ruth Carter, […]

Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Donisha Prendergast shares with Vogue India

Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash — India’s biggest reggae and sound system festival which was held (January 12-13), and is also slated for the Jaipur Literature Festival next weekend, from January 24-28. Prendergast, who is the […]

Rihanna Launching Her Own Luxury Fashion House

Rihanna Launching Her Own Luxury Fashion House

“That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!” Singer/beauty mogul Rihanna has made a name for herself as a fashion icon since her debut in 2005. The Barbados-born beauty has already designed her own line with Puma, and according to reports, the Fenty Beauty mogul is set to launch her own luxury fashion house. Speculation of a new […]

Here’s Everything You Don’t Know about Rihanna

Here’s Everything You Don’t Know about Rihanna

The singer has created a name for herself in the music realm but Robyn Rihanna Fenty is much more than just an artist. She has developed herself into an entrepreneur with several business ventures. Fenty even adds the title of philanthropist to her list as she delved into giving back throughout her career. Staying true […]