Opinion

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

Opinion

Opinion: After The VMAs’ Display Of Racial Insensitivity, Stop Wondering Why We’re So Mad

When the masses reduce minority communities and their grievances down to punchlines, they have plenty of reasons to get angry.

Opinion

#BlackTrialsMatter: Stop Killing Black “Criminals” Before Their Days In Court

Dedicated to the expert trolls who constitute crime as justification for the deaths of countless victims of trigger-happy officers.

Opinion

“Mama Gotta Have A Life Too:” One Mother’s Thoughts On Ciara, Future And Russell Wilson

One VIBE writer (and mother) offers her take on Ciara, Future, Russell Wilson and how it all comes back to Baby Future.

Features

Dear Taylor Swift, News Flash: Nicki Minaj’s VMAs Gripe Has Nothing To Do With You

An open letter to Taylor Swift regarding her reaction to Nicki Minaj's VMAs Twitter stance.

Opinion

Losing Hope: How VIBE’s ‘Militant Editor’ Went From Ready To Weary

"We've become so accustomed to the killings, we now find reason to "rejoice" when an autopsy report indicates homicide was the cause of death."