editor at The Root; contributing writer at Huffington Post; Founder and co-host of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast
Oscars so white. Oscars so male. Oscars so … Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech.
Feb. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.
Dec. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”
Nov. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Trixie Mattel — the 2018 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars — incorporates her massive Barbie fandom into her style and her music.
Mar. 11from Today's Top Tune
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer Jordan Rakei expands his 2019 album Origin into a deluxe edition containing new material and live recordings.
Mar. 19from Today's Top Tune
Jensen McRae is an artist we are keeping a keen eye on in 2020.
Mar. 10from Today's Top Tune
Rhythm Planet offers two playlists this week to try to soothe your nerves as well as to inject a small dose of humor into the mix.
Mar. 16from Music News
As we settle into this strange, new normal, Rhythm Planet offers more beautiful and meditative music to hopefully bring some respite into your home and life.
Mar. 23from Music News
California lawmakers recently passed a resolution to formally apologize for the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Mar. 20from Today's Top Tune
Aaron Byrd has a musical escape for your weekend. Dive into Jordan Mackampa's debut album, get to know Christelle Bofale, and Swamp Dogg is a legend you need to listen to.
Mar. 13from Music News
Hanni El Khatib announces new album and shares the track "ALIVE." Hanni also put together an exclusive playlist for KCRW featuring a collage of sounds that inspired the album.
Mar. 27from Music News
Hamilton Leithauser — frontman of the beloved band The Walkmen — does it all with his solo project.
Mar. 17from Today's Top Tune