"With a body of work that includes Fine Arts and Fashion Photography, Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop continues to capture the diversity of modern Africa; and to much acclaim. After the success of his first project 'Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau' which was featured at the Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography of 2011, Diop ended his career in Corporate Communications and decided to fully dedicate himself to photography."
"We need diverse books. We need to make them, buy them, read them, review them, talk about them,” award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang told GalleyCat in describing his support for a social media campaign to diversify the publishing world. “Our world is colorful, so our books should be too.”
"No matter who or what you are, you are likely to occasionally fall victim to looking at the world through a very specific lens. Such is anyone’s right, and ultimately, our experiences are our experiences. However, with a certain level of knowledge and an equal measure of maturity should come one realization: It isn’t all about you, thus, when judging a collective issue, you have to see all sides. "
"The age-old question for many Pokémon fans has always been: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle?"
"I’ve become increasingly bothered with the way that the dominant discussion about black women’s sexuality begins with enslaved black women’s experiences with white supremacy."
"Here's a glossary of the demo doublespeak I've heard bandied about in the far flung reaches of Brooklyn. Maybe you've heard a few. "
Childish Gambino has dropped his newest mixtape. Listen to it stream here!
"When I was growing up in N.C., I knew that, along with shiftless and lazy, one of the worst things a person could be was triflin'. The way my grandma used the word, it seemed to mean shiftless, lazy, useless, worthless and no-good all at once – so nooooo, you did not want to be triflin'."
"This is the first time I clearly understand how important mobile phone technology has become in Africa. The value of the system gives the technology a resilience that machinery has historically lacked here."
"Chronic stress is hazardous to health and can lead to early death from heart disease, cancer and of other health problems. But it turns out it doesn't matter whether the stress comes from major events in life or from minor problems. Both can be deadly."
No Good Deed topped the box office earlier this month, earning $24.5 million its opening weekend. The thriller, starring Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba, was expected to open in the mid teens, and it far exceeded those expectations. Yet No Good Deed's success is merely the latest in a year filled with black-led films that "overperformed" at the box office. It's time Hollywood ditch the low expectations and realize that black movies are indeed quite bankable.
"The two greatest male vocalists in pop history have finally come together for a collaboration ... years after their deaths."
"TechCrunch reports that Apple will soon ax Beats Music, the streaming music service Apple bought for a mind-boggling $3 billion in May. The writing was on the wall for Beats Music. The report notes that "many engineers" from Beats Music have already shifted duties to other projects within the company, like iTunes. Observers noted that the new family of iPhones released earlier in September don't come preloaded with the Beats Music app, and that CEO Tim Cook has rarely mentioned his big buy since the acquisition was announced."
"If you've ever been to a wedding reception in the U.S., you know there's one question that can get a whole family on the dance floor: "Do you remember the 21st night of September?"
Stan Lee confirmed that the Black Panther is indeed happening sometime in the future, but where exactly will it fall in the Marvel line up?
"Just a month after labeling Mike Brown “no angel,” the New York Times (NYT) continues to offend the Black community. Twitter exploded after Chief TV Critic for the New York Times Alessandra Stanley attempted to review the newest series added to the ABC lineup “How to Get Away With Murder” starring Viola Davis."
"The beloved Marvel character Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, is a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly...On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016."
"Whenever anybody asks about black women in comics, the immediate response is to bring up Storm. But Storm isn't the only black woman to rock superpowers and a costume. Here are 20 other black female characters in superhero comics who deserve more love and attention."
"In what might be the strangest, most hilariously harmless trend you've seen in a while, droves of female senior citizens are signing off on their posts and accidentally tagging themselves as the legendary hip hop recording artist and DJ who rose to fame in the early '80s and pioneered a lot of the major hip hop production techniques still in use today. "