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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.

– Nov 7, 2019

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.

– Oct 10, 2019

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.

– Aug 20, 2018

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.

– Feb 11, 2018

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.

– Feb 3, 2017

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...

– Nov 16, 2016

Father Daughter Beat Box Battle: Watch Her Take Him Out (VIDEO)

Baby girl has the skills to take out her daddy, but this proud papa is anything but a sore loser when he peeps his daughter's game. Press. Play. Now.

– Jul 15, 2015

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."

– May 15, 2015

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.

– Feb 10, 2015

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.

– Jan 5, 2015
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