Many of history’s most celebrated creative geniuses were mentally ill, from renowned artists Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo to literary giants Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allan Poe. Today, the fabled connection between genius and madness is no longer merely anecdotal. –Live Science Although we hate to admit it Kanye West is a marketing ‘Jeen-yuhs’ now […]

It is no secret that actress Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur had a special relationship coming up like babies and pacifiers, attending Maryland’s Baltimore School for The Arts as teenagers.  Although she is married to rapper Will Smith it almost seems as though Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac were soulmates. Tupac Shakur left this […]

getty image Jesse Williams has a new fan — and, like him, she has a way with words. Inspired by the Grey’s Anatomy star’s powerful speech at the 2016 BET Awards, Alice Walker penned a poem that she posted on her website. “Here It Is” addresses “fear of blackness in white culture,” according to the […]

PLATTSBURGH, New York — A little boy’s poem is so powerful, it has inspired those who’ve read it, and it’s also brought people to tears. Benjamin Giroux, 10, has Asperger syndrome. His family told TODAY that the students in Benjamin’s fifth-grade class in Plattsburgh, New York, were asked to write a poem about themselves to celebrate National […]

  It’s been about a week and a half since George Zimmerman was acquitted on all charges he faced in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Thousands…

Even though it’s 2011, we’re still litigating whether rap music in and of itself is a societal corrosive or an artistic expression that channels raw experience and expurgates emotions in the form of a catharsis. It’s really the old Plato versus Aristotle rap battles over the artistic merits of tragedy — at least we can […]

Love is something that should be celebrated everyday.  For the many who celebrate Valentine’s Day today, continue to spread the love and encourage more black love with your family, friends and people you are around.