The Other Slain Black Teenager Kendrick Lamar Honored At The Grammys

When a shackled Kendrick Lamar walked on the Grammys stage with a chain gang in tow, everyone knew he was getting ready to make an explosive statement about violence against black bodies. And he did just that, performing the “Blacker the Berry” — while surrounded by men in cages — and then launching into the hit single-turned-black-power-anthem “Alright.”

Why Did Team Beyoncé Single Out Mario Woods?

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Beyoncé dropped a new black power/black girl magic anthem on Saturday and then slayed our lives with her Super Bowl performance of the song on Sunday. You (should) also know by now that the show she put on was unapologetically black, from the lyrics (I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils) to the dancers wearing Black Panther uniforms.