Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Justin Timberlake Isn’t Appropriating Black Culture, But He Isn’t Defending It Either

If a white performer benefits from black culture, they should also fight the injustices that come with black life.

Opinion

Sorry, Lena Dunham: Kanye West’s “Famous” Has Nothing To Do With Rape Culture

Much to Lena Dunham's dismay, Kanye West’s video for “Famous” has nothing to do with, and should not contribute to, the subject of rape culture.

Live Reviews

Views From The Farm: Every Stressed Out Person Should Visit Bonnaroo At Least Once

Take it from us, even though it may not initially seem like your "scene," you should give Bonnaroo Music Festival a try if you're sprouting…

Opinion

A Father’s Critical Choice

A humble father expresses his wish for all father's in the world today.

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.