Tag: gladys knight

Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

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NBA All-Star Weekend Was a Love Letter to HBCUs

Image: NBA Where shall we begin? Yes, Team LeBron put the beats on Team Durant with a 170-150 victory during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but anyone who watched Sunday’s festivities knows the real winners were the HBCUs that the league put at the forefront. Prior to NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA and National Basketball […]

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Coming 2 America: Now Y’all Know We Had to Take Black Ass Game on the Road to Zamunda!

If you’ve been following The Root, you’re probably familiar with our popular Black Ass Game, which we’ve hosted here for forever and a day. Speaking of forever and a day, it’s been 33 years since the debut of Coming to America and now, in this year of our Lord, 2021…we’re getting an aptly titled sequel, […]

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What If: What The Skippies Winners Would Be Wearing If We Could Actually Party

Close your eyes and think back to when afterparties were a thing and we could all go out dressed to impress, looking our best and being the flyest of all the guests. Well, that’s where we would be right now since The Blackest Awards were just released and we’d be partying it up with the […]

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Gladys Knight And Patti LaBelle’s Verzuz Battle Gave Them The Best Streaming Weeks Of Their Careers

After the platform took it back to the 1980s with their Teddy Riley and Babyface battle back in April, Verzuz opted to celebrate the 80s once again in their most recent battle between Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. A well-received battle by viewers with more 3.7 million tuning in to see, the showdown became the […]

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Gladys Verzuz Patti Was Grown Folks’ Business

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle at Verzuz Screenshot: verzuztv/Instagram Do y’all feel that? Oh yes, it’s the unmatched warmth from the hug of a Black auntie. Advertisement After processing what went down at Gladys Knight Verzuz Patti LaBelle this past Sunday night, I just feel…loved. So, let’s relive it! And for those of you who […]

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The Caucasian’s Guide to Aunties

Photo: Roger Kisby (Getty Images) The Root UniversityThe Root University offers a wide range of online classes and academic resources “for the culture.” For years, the investigative team at The Root has feverishly sought an answer to the age-old question: “Do white people have cousins?” Advertisement While our project is still undergoing the rigorous peer […]

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‘Midnight Train’ to IG Live: Gladys Knight Verzuz Patti LaBelle Is Happening Because ‘Somebody Loves You, Baby’

Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle at the 2007 BET Awards on June 26, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images (Getty Images) “If only you knew” that this would happen…because “neither one of us” was expecting this! Advertisement On Tuesday evening, the official Verzuz account tweeted that the next upcoming event will feature […]

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