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yler Perry Freezes $800M Studio Plans Due to AI Video Model Sora


Tyler Perry Freezes $800M Studio Plans Due to OPENAI Video Model Sora

© Rubenstein, photographer Martyna Borkowski In a recent Hollywood Reporter article, entertainment mogul Tyler Perry has made a startling decision to put a massive $800 million expansion of his Atlanta studio on hold. The reason behind this sudden shift? The emergence of OpenAI's groundbreaking text-to-video model, Sora. Perry, known for his forward-thinking approach and successful entertainment ventures, has expressed both awe and concern at the capabilities of Sora, recognizing its potential to revolutionize the industry while also threatening traditional jobs. […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024

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Tiny Desk Premiere: Kelela

Credit: Photo: Elizabeth Gillis/NPR Kelela took her opportunity at the Tiny Desk to create something new. She swapped key pieces from her recordings (hard drums and effects) for a harp and piano. She also presented us with a challenge or two as well. While there weren't many bodies behind the Desk, the instruments left little room for movement. Pianist Briley Harris was barricaded by the keys, and background vocalists Brittney Mills and Alayna Rodgers were nestled next to Ahya Simone's […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

Exploring the Double Standard of Reparations in America Through Broken Promises and Boons


The double standard of reparations in America via broken promises and boons

As Black History Month draws to a close, America's fraught racial history is steeped in injustice, exploitation, and broken promises that have compounded over centuries to fuel deep economic and social divides. The immorality of this system was reflected in the economy as well. By 1860, the total value of all slaves was estimated to have been between $2.7 and $3.7 billion - making slaves one of the largest capital assets in the U.S. at the time. This immense value […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

Throughout my childhood, my mother's hair was a symbol of creativity, individualism, and self-care for me. Treye Green


What Black women’s hair taught me about agency, reinvention and finding joy

Throughout my childhood, my mother's hair was a symbol of creativity, individualism, and self-care for me. Treye Green The chorusing clack of curling irons and the deep hum of hooded hair dryers were familiar sounds throughout my childhood. I'd regularly accompany my mother on her bi-weekly visit to the hair salon, each trip leaving me transfixed by the seemingly endless array of hairstyles that filled the salon posters on the walls and packed the issues of Black Hair magazine I […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

Seydou (Seydou Sarr, in gray) crosses the desert in Io Capitano. Greta De Lazzaris/Cohen Media Group


Join a Senegalese teen on a harrowing journey in this Oscar-nominated film

Seydou (Seydou Sarr, in gray) crosses the desert in Io Capitano. Greta De Lazzaris/Cohen Media Group One of the interesting things about this year's Academy Awards race for best international feature is that in three of the five nominated movies, the filmmakers are working in cultures and languages different from their own. In Perfect Days, the German director Wim Wenders tells a gently whimsical story of a man cleaning public toilets in present-day Tokyo. In The Zone of Interest, Jonathan […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

SZA's 'Saturn' elevates expectations for her soon-to-release album 'Lana'


SZA’s ‘Saturn’ elevates expectations for her soon-to-release album ‘Lana’

SZA, one of the most impactful voices in R&B today, has once again captured the attention of both fans and critics with her latest single, "Saturn." This release comes on the heels of her significant achievements at the 66th Grammy Awards, where she was the most-nominated artist of the year and took home three prestigious awards. SZA's "SOS" album, which features hits like "Snooze" and "Kill Bill," won Best Progressive R&B Album, and "Snooze" itself was awarded Best R&B Song. […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

Fruition MKE Crafting a Space for Milwaukee's Makers and Shakers


Fruition MKE Crafting a Space for Milwaukee’s Makers and Shakers

Rachaad Howard and Tiffany Miller, photo by Johnny Miller In a recent Milwaukee Business Journal article, reporter Linda Price spoke with founders Tiffany Miller and Rachaad Howard about their latest venture, Fruition MKE, which is set to become a cornerstone of the Concordia 27 project. This innovative space is not just a café; it's a beacon for community engagement and creativity, aiming to open its welcoming doors before early June. At the Concordia 27 project at 2724 W. Wells St., […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

Discover 11 Black women Country icons worthy of Beyoncé's spotlight


Discover 11 Black women Country artists worthy of Beyoncé’s spotlight

photo via In the ever-evolving tapestry of country music, Beyoncé's latest triumphs have spotlighted the genre's embrace of diversity and the profound influence of Black female artists. Beyoncé's chart-topping single "Texas Hold ’Em" has etched her name as the first Black woman to secure the top position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. This groundbreaking achievement underscores the shifting dynamics within the country's music industry. Her concurrent release, "16 Carriages," also made a notable splash, debuting at No. […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno


​​Music Documentary Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno

I recently sat down with director Kristian Hill and producer Jennifer Washington to discuss their eye-opening new documentary, God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines. The film chronicles the origins of techno music in Detroit and the collective of black artists who invented this now-celebrated electronic dance music genre, only to never receive proper recognition. Starring legendary figures like Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and more, God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines tells the story behind one of […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024

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