Sundance Unveils 2023 Slate Of Feature Films From Creators of Color

The Sundance Film Festival returns January 19 through 29 with a slate of independent features from filmmakers worldwide. The 2023 festival features selections picked from a record-breaking 4,061 submissions. The chosen few include documentaries and dramas from Black creators, examining figures, stories, and slices of life that speak to the unique experiences of members of… Read More Sundance Unveils 2023 Slate Of Feature Films From Creators of Color

Ludacris Teams With Google For “Buying All Black” Campaign Video Featuring Flo Milli: Watch

“I’ma buy all Black, I’ma buy all Black!” Three-time Grammy-winning multifaceted rapper Ludacris has partnered with Google to bring forth his new single and interactive video “Buying All Black” featuring Flo Milli and 70 Black-owned businesses. The musical effort was released to promote the third annual “Black-owned Friday” nationwide campaign. Luda raps: “Ok I’m buying all black,… Read More Ludacris Teams With Google For “Buying All Black” Campaign Video Featuring Flo Milli: Watch

Russell Simmons Documentary Premieres Amid Controversy

PARK CITY, Utah — Outside the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “On the Record,” the documentary about women who have accused the hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, a truck flashed an electronic sign in support of survivors: “Hold sexual abusers accountable.” Inside, the directors were thanking the festival for its support after Oprah… Read More Russell Simmons Documentary Premieres Amid Controversy

How a Hip-Hop Party Went From a Harlem Basement to Packing Barclays

Inside the rise of D’ussé Palooza. Kameron McCullough and Nile Ivey were having a rough year. It was December 2012, and the two friends hatched a plan to simultaneously wash away their troubles and usher in a more buoyant 2013. They settled on hosting a small game night. Mr. Ivey, a D.J. and music blogger,… Read More How a Hip-Hop Party Went From a Harlem Basement to Packing Barclays

What is the summer solstice? The answer might surprise you.

This year, the northern summer solstice falls on June 21 at 11:54 a.m. ET. South of the Equator, this same moment marks the unofficial beginning of winter. Solstices occur at the same time around the world, but their local times vary with time zones. Solstices occur because Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted about 23.4 degrees relative… Read More What is the summer solstice? The answer might surprise you.