2021 was a banner year for Black TV. Still, progress can’t be measured by representation alone—but by nuance, range, and more overlap.
This year’s most searing records—from Adele’s 30 to Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales—asked listeners to pause, reflect, and reconsider the path ahead.
The internet has given all three artists license for role-playing. Only one is using it to the best effect.
Performers of sexually explicit content are relieved but still worried about their futures on the subscription site.
The adult fansite made its name off of personalized porn. This week, it announced that it would restrict “sexually explicit conduct” starting in October.
In an age of pop singles and TikTok virality, letting go is the best way to listen.
Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there’s no single way to define Black Twitter’s complex, ongoing legacy.
No longer just an online movement, Black Twitter takes to the streets—and finds its voice.
From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future.