Grammy President Denies Race Problem In Beyonce’s Loss

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment

Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr Following Adele’s album of the year Grammy victory, criticisms about race in the music industry have dominated post-Grammy conversations. Critics asserted Beyonce’s Lemonade “dominated critical discussion in 2016” and her grammy-loss reflected racial bias and lack of diversity in the Recording Academy. Adele called attention to Lemonade’s significance and apparent “snub” during her acceptance …

Black Entertainers and their Use of Celebrity for Social Change

Domonique Hamilton Archive

Photo via Flickr Saturday morning, one day before her amazing Black Panther inspired Super Bowl performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, Mrs. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter dropped a new video for her new single, “Formation,” in which she unapologetically boasts about her African American roots.  The video features a great deal of pro black imagery. In one such image, Black graffiti on a white …