Fly, Speakeasy with Denene: How Black People Take Flight
"Fly" has a bunch of meanings, and we're exploring them in a new episode of #SpeakeasyWithDenene, featuring Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas.
Speakeasy with Denene: I Have a New Podcast. Listen To It!
Introducing SPEAKEASY WITH DENENE, my new podcast that uses art, culture, entertainment and my gift of gab to explore the beauty and humanity of blackness.
Aretha Franklin Tribute: The Queen Of Soul Will Be Honored, But Not Just Anybody Is Invited To The Mic.
Be clear: if you're singing at the forthcoming Aretha Franklin tribute, you better know what you're doing before you step to that mic.
Tyler the Creator: Black Mom Observations from the 4th Row of the “Flower Boy” Concert
I love Tyler the Creator. I'm not a fan of what I experienced at his concert. Clearly, I'm too old for this.
Kam Franklin: Paving Her Own Yellow Brick Road Out Of Emerald City
Kam Franklin, the soul-belting lead of the Gulf Coast Soul band, The Suffers, celebrates her Black Girl Magic—and doing things her way.
Musical Healing: The MyBrownBaby Blackety-Black Spotify Playlist
It’s quite simple, really: music heals. And right about now, we need some healing. When I’m in that kind of space, when self-care is paramount...
Mind Blown: Check Out This 11-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy On the Keys (VIDEO)
11-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander got me looking at the girlpies like, "Yo, you not trying to win right now. Look what Joey's over there doing."
The Kendrick Lamar i Single Deserved Both Grammy Awards—And Our Praise (VIDEO)
The Kendrick Lamar i single encourages with its "I love myself" proclamation. Which is why we should collectively love on the California rapper.
Kanye West’s Only One: Connecting Our Children With Grandparents Who’ve Passed
The new Kanye West 'Only One' song tore me to pieces—and reminded me to show off memories of my mother to my girls.