The accompanying album to the newest version of Disney’s 1994 classic, “Lion King” dropped on Friday. The album, titled “Lion King” The Gift” is executive produced and curated by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who also stars int eh film. It features artist from all over the African continent and America, with sounds with heavy African influences. Stream the album on Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.
The 91st Oscars was a big night of firsts, and the making of history. For the first in over 30 years Regina King, Spike Lee and Ruth E. Carter received Oscars for their work, while Hannah Beachler became the first black woman to win her category. The ceremony had so many memorable moments, all while being host-less.
Every year there’s this breath we hold in as we await the Oscar nominations with one question in mind: Will we have to boycott the award show again this year? This year we can let the breath out ( only a little bit) with this list of 2019 Oscar nominees featuring films with melanin.
Aude Konan writes an op-ed on the double standards black women face when dating interracially.
“And since black women, especially darker skinned women are not seen as desirable by white beauty standards, it is expected from powerful black men to go for white women. And when they do, they tend to be congratulated by their peers as “‘they’ve upgraded.’”
We live in a world that puts so much emphasis on superficial qualities, qualities that don't hold weight when it comes down to what matters. Are you kind? Do you recognize your worth and live your life accordingly? Are you respectful? What are you doing to try and make your life and the lives of the people around you worthwhile? Are you constantly working on yourself to make the best version of you? These are the things we should hold value to, not the colour of your skin, or dress size.