In the mist of all that we are dealing with as a culture; the burning of churches, police brutality, hate crimes and more, Kendrick Lamar hit the BET Awards and gave an amazing performance of his hit "Alright" from his To Pimp A Butterfly Album. The performance which was a look back over major events that took place in 2014 and 2015 was a sort of prelude to the video which dropped today. Check it out above and tell us what you think below.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco took to Instagram to speak about the church shooting in Charleston and respond to the emergence of Dylann Roof's hate-filled manifesto the previous day. As always, Lupe kept it real and nothing short of in an open letter to white supremacists like Roof.
Check out the letter in three posts below.
Kira Hayze, born Brittney Durgan, hails from North Carolina, is another artist that I discovered thanks to Black&SexyTV. Just as our last feature in Artist You SHOULD Be Listening To Morish Danee`, Hayze’s music is often featured on episodes of webseries produced by Black&SexyTV. So who exactly is Kira Hayze?
I had a chance to speak with her and pick her brain to learn more about the beautiful person behind the music. She, unlike other artists I’ve researched, doesn’t have many videos of her performing (if any, I’m still looking) and that made her all the more intriguing to me.
The 22-year-old’s love for music started early on. At the young age of seven she began writing music, by age 10 she began rapping, age eleven she was recording in a childhood friend’s studio, and singing by age 12.
Read more to check out the Q&A and see why Kira Hayze is an artist to watch.
WRITTEN BY: VIOLA CONSTANCE | @Voila_its_Viola
What would possess a junior baseball player at Bloomsburg University to call a 13-year old a "slut". Former Bloomsburg baseball player, Joey Casselberry was released from the athletic program after a series of tweets were made in reaction to Davis' new disney film.
The Pennsylvania School condemned Casselberry's Comments and removed him from the program for violating the school's social media athletic code. Casselberry tweeted a two-tweet apology saying, “An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life and I couldn’t be more sorry about my actions last night. I please ask you to…. Forgive me and truly understand that I am in no way shape or form a sexist and I am a huge fan of Mo’ne. She was quite an inspiration.”
The 13-year old Davis had said she was upset with the statement Casselberry made but has nonetheless asked for him to be reinstated. Davis said,
”While I admit I was pretty hurt when I read his comments, I felt sad that he was dismissed from the team…,” the Philadelphia pitcher wrote. “I am sure Joey Casselberry has worked very hard to get where he is and dreams of playing in the major leagues. For this reason, I'm asking you to please allow him back on the team so that he can continue to chase his dream. He made one dumb mistake. I'm sure he would go back and change it if he could.”
The University has decided at this time to not allow Casselberry back on the team.