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Get To Know This Wonderful Singer-Songwriter, Lydia Rene


Fresh and Fabulous, Lydia Rene

Neo-Soul Artist Lydia Rene brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Ms. Rene recounts how one of her major influences was neo-soul Queen, Jill Scott.  Yet, Lydia’s sound is truly all her own. If you … Read More

FKA Twigs Releases – Pendulum


FKA Twigs Releases – Pendulum

British artist and musician, FKA Twigs has released another visually provocative video. She directed the most recent release for the single, Pendulum. Check it out below.

To hear more, you can order the new album … Read More

Lifetime Releases Trailer for Whitney Houston Biopic


Lifetime’s Whitney True Story – First Look

Legions of Twitter users have the their mean little fingers perched above the keyboard ready to rain down snark and ridicule on another Lifetime biopic or True Story. The … Read More

Stevie Wonder Speaks Out About Ferguson & The Garner Verdict


“We Need to Fix This With A Quickness”

Stevland Hardaway Morris also known as Stevie Wonder spoke the words below at a recent concert in Seattle. At the beginning of a rendition of his 1973 hit … Read More

Watch Somi’s “Brown Round Things”


Somi’s “Brown Round Things”

An MBL friend and favorite, Somi has had a wonderful 2014. Earlier this year she released her first major-label album, The Lagos Music Salon, in the United States. It quickly rose to #1 on the … Read More

Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Film Releases First Look Photos


Angela Bassett Directs Whitney Houston Film for Lifetime

Lifetime released the first images of the Whitney Houston film, Whitney, directed by Angela Bassett. The film premieres January 17, 2015 at 8pm EST. Recently other Lifetime biopics or True … Read More

Get to Know Sofar Sounds, Bianca Gerald’s Ethereal Voice and More!



Sofar or “Songs from a room” is a music discovery community which started in a small flat in London in 2009. Now, there are Sofar performances in cities throughout the world. You can also host … Read More

Kayte Grace Releases “My Love & The Ocean”


Kayte Grace’s Latest Release

Vibrant and soulful, Kayte Grace has long been a favorite of MBL. We have eagerly followed her musical journey. Her unique sound pulses through her latest release, “My Love and The Ocean”.

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Black Celebrities Top Forbes Most Powerful List

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Black Celebrities Top Forbes List

Beyonce topples Oprah and rises to the No# 1 position on Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities list after an extremely successful year.

Beyoncé joined six more African Americans … Read More

“See Yourself As Any Princess” an Art Series by Precious Henshaw


Beautiful Art Work by Precious Henshaw

Recently, I stumbled upon a stunning art series by artist Precious Henshaw. Her drawings spoke to the little girl in me, and made me consider how important representation is for young girls, … Read More