Natelegé Whaley
Natelegé Whaley

Natelege covers music and culture for Mic.com. In the past, she has contributed news, culture and identity pieces for BET, VH1, XXL, Huffington Post and VIBE.com.

Nov. 20, 2017

Transgender artists of color speak on reclaiming their resilience in powerful art project

A look at the empowering artwork reshaping the narrative around transgender lives.

Nov. 14, 2017

Sexual assault has been ignored by administrators at black colleges in Atlanta, students say

Recent events at Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta call out administrators and campus police for failing to protect survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
Nov. 8, 2017

The 2017 election brought historic wins for these women of color politicians

A look at the changing face of leadership in America.
Nov. 1, 2017

Black teen boys 19 times more likely to be killed by homicide than white boys in US, UNICEF reports

Black teens continue to face disproportionate violence in America.
Nov. 1, 2017

These cute kids dressed up as black heroes of the past and present for Halloween

A look at mini Colin Kaepernicks, Maxine Waters and more.
Oct. 27, 2017

The inspiring story behind the viral video of Milwaukee students rapping about academic excellence

Terrance Sims' students have bars, flow and top GPAs.

Oct. 27, 2017

Ava DuVernay discovers complicated details about her ancestry on ‘Finding Your Roots’

Ava DuVernay was elated to learn her lineage is mostly black, but also discovered one of her ancestors was a white slave owner.
Oct. 24, 2017

Why Howard University Homecoming is my annual black joy ritual

An alumna tells how coming back home to the "Mecca" refreshed her spirit.
Oct. 19, 2017

Pearson issues apology for publishing racist theories about treating pain in nursing textbook

The textbook made generalizations about black, Asian and Native American cultures, among others.
Oct. 17, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives is starting to mobilize black voters ahead of the 2018 midterm election

The collective is launching the Electoral Justice Project in November.
Oct. 17, 2017

Iman Shumpert’s daddy-daughter photo inspires men to share heartwarming fatherhood moments

The NBA star is spreading the joys of fatherhood on Twitter.

Oct. 16, 2017

The new ‘Black Panther’ trailer is filled with moments of black empowerment

Get into the hype around the forthcoming Marvel film.
June 29, 2017

Here are 3 signs a new Justin Timberlake album is on the way

Pharrell Williams spilled some information about Justin Timberlake's new record.
June 29, 2017
June 28, 2017

Why Halle Berry believes her historic Oscar win "meant nothing" to diversity in Hollywood

Here is how the actress is getting involved to bring more diversity to Hollywood.
June 28, 2017

Iggy Azalea shuts down potential feud with Halsey: "I don't know her"

Rapper Iggy Azalea is taking the high road when it comes to Halsey's comments.

June 28, 2017

'Bachelor in Paradise' season 4 sets some new rules for contestants

Contestants have to get permission from producers to engage in sexual activity.
June 27, 2017

What time is the 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale on tonight? Here's everything you need to know.

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.
June 27, 2017

These are the 9 best 'America’s Got Talent' Golden Buzzer moments of all time

A look at the acts that have earned the show's distinct honor.
June 27, 2017

'The Carmichael Show' mass shooting episode to air this week after pushback from cast

The episode was initially meant to be aired the day of the shooting at the Congressional Baseball Game practice.