‘Stand Up!’ Lil Mama Defends Gabby Douglas with Video Essay

To Internet trolls, Gabby Douglas disappointed at the Rio Olympics—not because of her award-winning talents in gymnastics, but with her hair. Rapper Lil Mama came to Douglas’ defense with a message on “self-hate.”

Revisit Jazz Legend Erroll Garner with New Album

Ready Take One is a 14-track studio album with previously unreleased sounds from pianist and composer Erroll Garner and his band. The recordings date from 1967-1971, a few years before the jazz icon’s death.

Preview the Rock’s Signature Line for Under Armour

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is showing off his upcoming sneaker collaboration with Under Armour. The wrestler-actor took his Instagram followers into “The Wolf’s Den” for a treat in between his workout.

Spotify’s Latest Feature Puts New Music on Your Radar

The streaming service has upped the Discover option with a new playlist. The Release Radar playlist debuted today [August 5, 2016] and brings new music releases to you, based on your personal style. The playlists adjusts as you change what you listen to.

The Latest Instagram Filter Target Trolls, Not Selfies

Cyberbullying, shade, and trolling are all real when we log on to any social network—whether it’s discouraging Leslie Jones from Twitter, overflowing the comment section of Taylor Swift’s Instagram, or heated exchanges between presidential candidates. “Keep it cute, or put it on mute” hasn’t been a widespread thing. Instagram has decided to change that with filtering updates, allowing users to mute comments they don’t find the least bit cute.

Sandy Hook Elementary Prepares to Reopen After 2012 Mass Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to adjust to life after December 14, 2012, when a gunman opened fire and took the lives of 26 young students and faculty members, a tragedy that puts President Barack Obama in tears, and an event that closed the school for almost four years. Today [Saturday, July 30], school administrators gave an exclusive peek at the site before the Connecticut primary school reopens in August, via the New York Times.

The Zika News You Didn’t Want to Hear

The Florida Department of Health suggests local mosquitoes caused four cases of the Zika virus in the state recently, combating the thought the virus can only be transmitted when outside of mainland United States.

Disney’s ‘The Rocketeer’ Gets a Fresh New Look

Disney’s latest revival shakes up the movie industry while returning pilots and jet-packs to the silver screen, says the Hollywood Reporter. Action, history, pro-athlete producers, and a Black female hero all make its way into the sequel of 1991’s The Rocketeer.

Wyatt Worthington II Makes History on the Green Today

History will be made on the golf course today [Thursday, July 28] in Springfield, N.J. For the first time in 25 years, a Black club professional will step onto the green at the PGA Championship. And when he does, Wyatt Worthington II will only be the second of his kind to do so.

Three Black Women Are Marvel’s Latest Comic Stars

Ta-Nehesi Coates isn’t stopping with the Black Panther. With the help of Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey, Coates will open up of the lives of the hero’s fictional African homeland, Wakanda—with female narratives.

Footlocker and Asics Announce Film Contest

The forecast is in, and according to VH1, “It’ll literally be snowing divas!” in New York come winter. The network will bring back its VH1 Divas concert after four years.

‘VH1 Divas’ Returns After Four Years

The forecast is in, and according to VH1, “It’ll literally be snowing divas!” in New York come winter. The network will bring back its VH1 Divas concert after four years.