Tag: Maxwell

‘Hey, Democrats, Pay Attention!’ The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Talks The End of White Politics With Zerlina Maxwell

Illustration: Angelica Alzona, Photo: Maro Hagopian/SiriusXM and ©2020 SiriusXM It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root On-screen, on the air, and now, on the page, Zerlina Maxwell is a force. Having held positions on both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, an activist on issues of race, gender and sexual violence, as […]

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Is ‘Return of the Mack’ the Greatest Song Ever? A Debate With The Root’s Shanelle Genai, Who Disagrees (She’s Wrong), on Pass the Peas With Panama Jackson

Graphic: Panama Jackson On March 18, 2021, Mark Morrison’s “Return of The Mack” reached its 25th birthday. To commemorate this accoladational (Editor’s note: this is not a word) achievement for this song that really is the best song ever, I shared an article I wrote in 2017 stating as much, titled “Return of The Mack” […]

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I Don’t Know Which Very Smart Brotha Needs to Hear This, but Maxwell’s ‘Ascension’ Is Actually the Best Song Ever

Screenshot: YouTube/Maxwell Before we get into this, let me first start by setting the framework for this entire piece with the wise words of Linnethia Leakes: “I said what I said.” Advertisement Now that that’s established, I think it’s time that the real truth about the best song ever finally be released. For context, over […]

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Did You and Your Friends Pull Up to the 2021 NAACP Image Awards? If Not, Here’s What Went Down

Eddie Murphy, Jazmine Sullivan, Maxwell and Stacey Abrams at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Courtesy of NAACP/BET After a week of Black-ass celebration, we’ve made it to the main event! The 52nd NAACP Awards televised ceremony took place on Saturday night and we have some highlights to… highlight! Advertisement We already broke down the […]

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Eddie Murphy to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame at 2021 NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage during the LA Tastemaker event for Comedians in Cars on July 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills City.Photo: Emma McIntyre for Netflix (Getty Images) Legendary comedian and actor Eddie Murphy is set to be honored at the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards this year. Advertisement In a press release sent to The […]

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The Black Messiah aka D’Angelo Made His Verzuz Debut to Close Out Black History Month and I’m Still Not Over It

D’Angelo performs at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Y’all. I’m still not over it. No, seriously—I’m not. It’s been nearly 48 hours since the ever-elusive artist D’Angelo blessed us all with his “D’Angelo and Friends” Verzuz battle at the legendary […]

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D’Angelo’s ‘Verzuz’ Was Supposed To Be Against Maxwell And Take Place On Valentine’s Day

It’s been more than a month since the last Verzuz battle, one that took place between Keyshia Cole and Ashanti. While the platform made its return on Saturday night, the rules were a little bit different this time around. Rather than a matchup between two artists, legendary R&B singer D’Angelo took the stage for what […]

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