Kendrick Lamar Historical ‘Big Moment for Hip-Hop’!  First Rapper to win Pulitzer Prize!
 According to Rolling Stone:  Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor. The Pulitzer board announced the selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers... Read more
ROC Black Author Spotlight: “Hey Tuskegee” By  Robert E. Constant
  Meet Robert Constant! Constant is a proud graduate of the historically black institution, Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, Alabama. He understands that there’s something missing in local libraries to help educate students and their parents about the history and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Many... Read more
Coachella 2018: Beyonce makes history & slays at ‘Beychella’ as Destiny’s Child, Jay Z join her onstage
According to BEYONCE has ruled at Coachella, in a history-making performance the internet dubbed ‘Beychella’. Queen Bey, 36, became the first African American woman to headline the Californian music festival. She did so with a knockout performance which included a Destiny’s Child reunion and appearances by her rapper... Read more
Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross & More Cameos in Drake’s ‘Nice For What’
Drake’s “Nice for What” video let’s the ladies shine in his video for surprise single “Nice For What.” Drake and director Karena Evans manage to squeeze spotlights the IT WOMEN,  Issa Rae, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Tiffany Haddish, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, Rashida Jones, Michelle Rodriguez, Syd, Emma... Read more
Your Last Chance To Buy Girl Scout Cookies
If you have yet to purchase an order of Girl Scout cookies to support young ladies in local troupes, you have less than 24 hours to  do so. The Girl Scouts of Western New York will ship their extra boxes back after Saturday, April 7. Luckily for you, we have a direct... Read more
University of Rochester Students Honor 50th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination
The Office of Minority Student Affairs invites students to visit their offices in Dewey Hall between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to share their reflections on the impact King has had in their lives and in the world. This event is cosponsored by Douglass Leadership House and the Black Students’ Union. According to University... Read more
50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination Memoriams   00 Read more
Cardi B drops new Bartier Cardi feat. 21 Savage video
Kendrick Lamar Rapping Over Classic Dr. Dre Beats!
Kendrick Lamar spitting over instrumentals from Dr. Dre’s and NWA’s  Classic, “The Chronic”, “2001”, and “Straight Outta Compton”.   The Damn. Chronic may be one of the most rap conservative things ever put together, especially as it relies mainly on a lot of Kendrick’s less idiosyncratic and more formative pre- Section.80 material... Read more
SZA’s release ‘Broken Clocks’ Video
The nostalgic feel of SZA’s “Broken Clocks” brought plenty of hidden gems  for fans to discover.   Released Thursday (Mar. 29) the video takes us on a journey to Camp CTRL.   Her video opens with a rendering of the famous “Wake up” scene from Spike Lee’s School Daze with the same hazy... Read more