Month: December 2018

H.E.R. NPR Tiny Desk Concert

H.E.R. Sings at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

H.E.R. NPR Tiny Desk Concert


The artist H.E.R., which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,”
built her reputation on a certain degree of anonymity.  Fans never get a clear look at her face and she always wears dark sunglasses.  But, her music is always clear and soulful.  She earned her five nominations for 2019’s Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. 

Born Gabriella Wilson to a Filipino mother and Black father, she is known for her hits, “Focus,” “Best Part” (with Daniel Ceasar), and “Could’ve Been” (with Bryson Tiller).

Her soulful voice doesn’t disappoint when she stopped by NPR for their Tiny Desk Concert series.


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five heartbeats broadway

‘The Five Heartbeats’ Movie Headed to Broadway

five heartbeats broadway

Released more than 25 years ago, Robert Townsend’s classic movie, The Five Heartbeats, which follows the journey of a fictional soul music group to stardom, is headed to the Broadway stage.  

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man weave

Man Weaves are Curing Baldness for Black Men


Wade Menendez is a pioneer of cranial prosthesis, or “man weaves,” a nonsurgical procedure that fills a balding scalp with a head of hair in just hours.  VICE News takes a first-hand look inside the world of faux fros.

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children's books

Young Black Woman Creates App to Find Children’s Books Written by Writers of Color

Kaya Thomas coded the app, We Read Too, in 2014 to help readers find children’s books by writers of color, featuring characters of color.  She currently has more than 600 books cataloged in the app.

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