Tag: Music

Rolling Stones Officially Retire Classic —Yet Controversial — Rock Song ‘Brown Sugar’ That Includes Lyrics About Slavery

“Brown sugar” appears to no longer “taste so good” for U.K. rock band the Rolling Stones. The New York Post’s Jesse O’Neill reported that the group has “retired one of their most popular rock songs due to lyrics that depict the horrors of slavery.” According to O’Neill, “the Stones have…

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

Lizzo

Lizzo Addresses Internet Haters Who Trolled Her Following the Release of Her New Single, Calling Them ‘Fatphobic’ and ‘Racist’

Following the release of her new single “Rumors” last week, Melissa Viviane Jefferson — better known as Lizzo — received a wave of criticism over her weight, appearance and more. After the vengeful internet trolls struck, the uber-popular singer, rapper and songwriter — who has been honored with Grammy Awards,…

DaBaby

Rapper DaBaby Dropped From Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival Following Series of Disturbing Homophobic and Sexist Rants

Following a hate-filled rant he made while performing at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, organizers of the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago decided rapper DaBaby was no longer welcome on their stage. Ben Kesslen of NBC News has reported that “the Lollapalooza music festival canceled DaBaby’s Sunday night…

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Under Fire From Conservatives for Singing ‘Black National Anthem’ on PBS July 4th Celebration

Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams has ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” what is often considered the “Black national anthem” as part of her evening hosting PBS’s annual television special “A Capitol Fourth” to celebrate Independence Day. CNN’s Lisa…

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces New Netflix Animated Series to Teach Kids About Government and Construction of His Controversial Presidential Library

It’s been a busy few days for former President Barack Obama. On June 2, his team announced details of a new animated Netflix special designed to teach kids about government. And after years of delays and opposition, the Obama Presidential Center announced on June 4 that it is finally due…