Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: To Brock Turner’s Father, You Failed

Your son is the precise evil parents protect their daughters from, and here you are proudly attempting to protect him from a rightful punishment.

Opinion

Opinion: Why This Generation Needed Erykah Badu’s “Long Skirts” Twitter Debate

Erykah Badu took the Twitterverse by storm with her controversial views on schoolgirls' dress code, but here's why her two cents was actually a worthwhile input.

Opinion

He Been On: Why Eddie Murphy’s Silence Still Speaks Volumes

Although he's been ghost for a minute, there's no denying the untouchable legacy Eddie Murphy had on the comedy world.

Album Reviews

Review: The Complicated Misogyny Of Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’

'The Life of Pablo' could be perfect, there's just one thing.

Features

Is R&B Under Siege? Tyrese, Sam Smith And The Genre’s Identity Crisis

Colorization and categorizing hasn’t been kind to R&B in recent years, but is that a good or bad thing?

Opinion

Get In “Formation”: Beyoncé Reaffirms The Beauty And Boldness Of Blackness

Beyonce may have been church-mouse quiet for the majority of a calendar year, but as we know, it's the quiet ones you often have to…

Album Reviews

Pleasure Principle: 30 Years Of Loving Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album

Here's to saluting the anniversary of Janet Jackson's classic career defining set.

Opinion

Neither Protected Nor Served: The Psychological Affects Of Police Terror On One Black Man’s Life

One VIBE writer details personal accounts on why he distrusts police and how it has taken a psychological toll on his daily life.

Features

Unpopular Opinion: Why Tyler, The Creator Is The Low-Key MVP Of 2015

Feb. 14, 2011: "Odd Future is coming to town, you haven’t heard?" I stared blankly at my friend with the same face most people gave…

Opinion

Politickin’: How The Rise Of Donald Trump Led To The Fall Of Efficient Politics

Foolery surrounding Donald Trump and others in the Republican party are taking away from the seriousness of American politics.

Opinion

How Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Became The Anthem To Civil Unrest In 2015

Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-nominated single flooded the streets during another manic year of racial disparities.

Opinion

Take It From My Sister, “The Bad Kid:” Body Slamming Students Is Not The Answer

When one VIBE editor saw the Spring Valley assault video, she could only think of one person: her sister.

Opinion

Dear Raven Symone, Enough With The Trolling And Constant Urban Culture Shaming

Contrary to Raven Symone's comments about "ghetto names," they are by no means indicative of one's work ethic or performance.

Opinion

Serena Vs. Venus: Why I Rooted For Both Sisters At The Historic U.S. Open Match

A VIBE editor witnesses the greatness of Serena vs. Venus