Prince plays songs from his vault in concert, 2009 (video)

I came across this treasure on YouTube, His Purple Highness performing songs from The Vault: ...more

Southside with You: Obamas' love story opens this month

I was so deep in the academic hole for the first six months of the year that I completely missed news about the movie...more

Rattle Magazine published my poem last month

Almost a month has passed since Rattle Magazine published my poem "Digital Anthropologists Find Our Hashtags" for its Poets Respond series. The poem explores specifically the consecutive shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, by police officers in the first full week of July. Just hours after I submitted the poem, a ...more

Great Prince story from Matt Damon (video)

Rolling Stone has posted video of Matt Damon telling a great Prince story on the Jimmy Fallon show. ...more

#PRINCE BET Tribute or When Jennifer Hudson Tore Me Up (Purple Rain Video)

Jennifer Hudson tore my heart out singing "Purple Rain" during the Prince Tribute on the BET Awards last night. I have nothing to add to this other than Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly...more

A bittersweet Happy Birthday to Prince, BET Awards plans to drop mic (Video)

Prince Rogers Nelson, his Royal Purpleness, would have been 58 today, June 7, 2016. In other news about the late, great megastar who died this April, BET Network has promised to deliver "the greatest Prince tribute ever" at its 2016 BET Awards. The list of tribute performers includes Sheila E., Janelle Monae, and D'Angelo, performers who feel more for the legend than mere admiration ....more

Surprise Prince, Alicia Keys duet, 'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' (video)

Nothing to add here. The video speaks for itself ....more

Medical Examiner says reports that Prince overdosed are gossip

According to USA TODAY update on Prince's death earlier today, ...more

So,, Prince, and Michael Jackson walk into a Vegas bar . . .

Having gotten into several debates about who's the greater genius, Prince or Michael Jackson, I love this story tells Ellen Degeneres on her show in the video above. The public's always been curious about the tension between Michael Jackson and Prince, which is why I've posted on the topic of their intriguing relationship in the past. Notice I did not say that the two were friends ...more

Van Jones tells the most important Prince story we should tell

On CNN, Van Jones tells the truth about Prince's life, which is that Prince was a generous soul. He says this is the most important story to remember about the man other than Prince was a genius musician. I knew some of what Jones said about what Prince as philanthropist ....more