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Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… » 7/27/15 11:30am 7/27/15 11:30am

I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black Feminism

On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here… » 7/07/15 12:22pm 7/07/15 12:22pm

Marina Abramović: Jay Z 'Completely Used Me' in 'Picasso Baby' Video

In the summer of 2013, Jay Z, adapting the work of artist Marina Abramović, performed his track “Picasso Baby” for six hours to a small crowd at a gallery in Chelsea.While Abramović originally consented to the idea and even appears in the video, she now says that Jay Z did not fulfill his end of the bargain, leaving… » 5/20/15 10:30am 5/20/15 10:30am

Let Tina Knowles' Wedding Photos Into Your Heart

Mrs. Tina Lawson, formerly Mrs. Tina Knowles, was married on April 12 in a ceremony on a boat flanked by her daughters Beyoncé and Solange. Sailing along side her and her new boo Richard Lawson were her son-in-laws Jay Z and Alan Ferguson, new stepdaughter Bianca Lawson, as well as two grandchildren, Julez and Blue… » 4/24/15 2:30pm 4/24/15 2:30pm