A Teary-Eyed Usher Looks to Provoke Change With Stirring 'I Cry' Video 

In hopes of illuminating change, Usher released his self-directed "I Cry" video on the Fourth of July. 

The somber tune includes black and white visuals and photography by Gordon Parks. With Usher facing the camera, various shots from Parks, including those of children crying and protestors holding signs against police brutality, pop up on the screen.

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Posted by Azania Monday, July 6, 2020 2:42:00 PM

Koffee Makes Cameo In Buju Banton’s Powerful “Blessed” Visual Tackling Racial Unrest 

Fresh off his new album, Upside Down 2020, Buju Banton has released the visuals for the track titled, “Blessed”.

Buju Banton made headlines last week upon the release of his new album on Friday, June 26. The album has received rave reviews and Buju has secured a lot of publicity in the process. He recently blessed the cover of Vibe Magazine for their three-part feature on him. 

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Posted by Azania Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:28:00 PM

Ray Fisher Accuses Joss Whedon of ‘Abusive, Unprofessional’ Behavior on ‘Justice League’ Set 

Actor Ray Fisher accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of the 2017 film “Justice League,” in a tweet that quickly went viral on Wednesday.

 

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Posted by Azania Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:56:00 PM

Black-ish Star Marsai Martin Shuts Down Criticism of Her BET Awards Appearance 

Marsai Martin is not here for the foolishness.

On Sunday night, the Black-ish star made a special appearance for the virtual 2020 BET Awards. During the remote ceremony, the teenage actress and producer presented the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award to Megan Thee Stallion. 

In addition, Marsai won the Young Stars Award.

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Posted by Azania Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:53:00 PM

AJA Talks New Poetry/Music & "It Dread...Colonialism ain Dead" 

What's new with AJA?

I've released two new poetry/musical works. The first which was released as a music video on May 25 addresses the global awakening to racism, white supremacy and the over 400 years of injustices which Black people are directly and indirectly experiencing.  Call “Blak Distant Voice” it refers to the current situation of protest, but also warns that we need to guide our destiny to correct the wrongs of slavery and colonialism.

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Posted by Azania Monday, June 29, 2020 9:13:00 AM

Buju Banton Drops New Album “Upside Down 2020”  

Buju Banton‘s highly-anticipated album Upside Down 2020 is finally here. His first full-length release since his 2010 GRAMMY winner Before the Dawn, the lengthy 20-track record clocks in at approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

The reggae legend enlists minimal but powerful guest features for his newest album, including Stephen Marley on “Yes Mi Friend,” John Legend on “Memories,” Stefflon Don on “Call Me” and Pharrell and The Neptunes on “Cherry Pie.” 

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Posted by Azania Friday, June 26, 2020 8:19:00 AM

Ayana John Talks Her New Album & The Need to "Unplug & Reboot" During COVID-19 

What's new with Ayana John?

On February 04, 2020, I released my sophomore album, Feloshade. The title of the album is my first name which means honour bestoweth a crown. In relation to the album, I have done a soft launch of my fashion line of the same name. The first official music video from the album features the singles, Cash Flow and Rockin Wit U and designs from the fashion line

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Posted by Azania Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:06:00 AM Categories: Ayana John

Buju Banton Praises Koffee & Talks Importance Of Supporting Young Reggae Acts 

Buju Banton thinks supporting young acts like Koffee is important to the prosperity of Jamaican music.

As he is gearing up to release his new album Upside Down 2020, Buju Banton is doing a short press run to promote the project. The reggae singer, who is being managed by Roc Nation, recently did an interview with Ebro, Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez on Hot 97. During the video discussion, Buju was asked about Koffee being one of the opening acts at his “Long Walk To Freedom” welcome back concert in March 2019. He described the

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Posted by Azania Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:19:00 AM

Rihanna, Lizzo, Ariana Grande & More Sign Open Letter Supporting Congress' Justice in Policing Act 

Rihanna, Lizzo, Justin Bieber, and more than 750 other musical artists, industry executives, and groups have signed an open letter to Congress endorsing Democrats’  Justice in Policing Act that is scheduled for a House vote this week.

Joining the heavy-hitters were other A-listers such as Post Malone, Meek Mill, the Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Mariah Carey.

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Posted by Azania Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:05:00 PM

Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegations & Plans to Take Legal Action 

Justin Bieber has refuted allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman going by the name of "Danielle" in 2014.

The woman, who tweeted from an anonymous account Saturday night (June 20) that was removed from Twitter shortly after Bieber publicly commented on the situation, claimed the incident took place at a hotel in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2014.

"I don’t normally address things as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career but after talking with my wife and team I have decided to speak up on an issue tonight," Bieber wrote on his own Twitter account Sunday night (June 21).

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Posted by Azania Monday, June 22, 2020 7:57:00 AM

Jamie Foxx Confirms Playing Mike Tyson In Biopic 

Jamie Foxx is gearing up for what could be another Oscar-winning role in a biopic. The 52-year-old actor confirmed that he will star as Mike Tyson in a forthcoming film.

“It’s a definitive yes,” Foxx said in an interview on Wednesday (June 17). “Doing biographies is a tough things sometimes it takes 20 years to get 'em done but we officially got the real ball rolling.”

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Posted by Azania Friday, June 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM

Cream Of Wheat Is Reviewing Its Black Mascot After Aunt Jemima And Others Acknowledged Their Racist Roots 

Cream of Wheat just became the latest major food brand to announce a review of its controversial mascot following the global uproar over the George Floyd tragedy, which has compelled corporations to reflect on their roles in perpetuating racism.

Aunt Jemima was the first food brand Wednesday to announce it is changing its logo, which for decades has been widely criticized as a racist caricature of a black maid stemming from slavery. Hours later, Uncle Ben's and Mrs. Butterworth's followed suit.

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Posted by Azania Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:54:00 AM
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