August 11 marked a momentous occasion in music history as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc‘s mixing at his baby sister’s back-to-school party ignited a cultural revolution that would reshape music as we know it. As we commemorate this milestone, we honor the pioneers, artists, and communities that have propelled hip-hop into a global phenomenon. Happy 50th birthday to hip hop!
What a week it has been! From honoring the memory of O’Shae Sibley to endless attacks on democracy in states like Florida, it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on the events that are moving our community towards positive results. This week, we are celebrating hip hop, Black women making power moves, the legacy of Whitney Houston, and babies, babies, and more babies! Whether it’s arts, culture, justice, or beyond, we’ve got you covered in “This Week in Good Black News.”