Opinion

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."

Features

Are We Witnessing The Decaying Relevance Of The Radio Single?

Though single sales remain inextricably linked to album sales in the pop industry, hip-hop seems to have found an out.

Opinion

Dear Young, Black Females In America, It’s Not Safe For Us Either

One VIBE writer shares her "WTF" moment while watching the video of a Texas police officer attacking an unarmed teen girl in McKinney, Texas.

Opinion

Opinion: The Importance Of What Caitlyn Jenner Is Showing My Children

One writer opens up on what Caitlyn Jenner's debut really means when it comes to forming opinions in our youths' minds about LGBTQ issues.

Movies & TV

Review: HBO’s ‘Southern Rites’ Takes An Honest Look At The Murder Of Justin Patterson

Mr. Nesmith: "I shot him" 911 Dispatch: Shot who? Mr. Neesmith: "Just a black boy."

Opinion

Opinion: Isiah Thomas’ Basketball Genius Can Re-Establish His Name In New York City

A case for Isaih Thomas' return to the Big Apple.

Opinion

Stain of Mass Incarceration: Exposing the Wound of My Father’s Life Sentence

One woman shares her experience, struggle and thoughts as the child of an incarcerated father.

Movies & TV

Review: If ‘Get Hard’ Is A Comedic Competition, Will Ferrell Wins

... but not without the help of Kevin Hart.

Opinion

Dear ‘Deadline,’ Diversity Can Never Be Too Much Of A Good Thing

An open letter to Deadline about Hollywood's alleged "diversity" problem.

Music

6 Thoughts After Hearing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ For The First Time

The VIBE staff listened to the album and gave their initial thoughts.

Opinion

From One Woman To Another: An Open Letter To Karrueche Tran

Dear Karrueche, I just want to publicly let you know that it's okay to choose yourself.