Natelegé Whaley
Natelegé Whaley

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

Feb. 8, 2018

18 black athletes and their inspiring 2018 Winter Olympics stories

Black excellence will be hitting the slopes and ice rinks of South Korea.

Feb. 5, 2018

Prince fans aren’t happy about Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance

Timberlake didn't use a hologram of Prince, but some still have an issue with the Super Bowl headliner's tribute.
Jan. 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: Hip-hop fans are not happy that Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lost to Bruno Mars

Music fans were fed up, once again, with the Grammy results Sunday night.
Jan. 24, 2018

SZA teams up with 6 emerging artists to conquer stereotypes on new song “Can’t Judge a Book”

The music video for the Mastercard "Start Something Priceless" premiered at a Grammy Week event Tuesday night.
Jan. 18, 2018

Offset is offended that people are offended by his controversial “queers” lyric

The Migos member is once again in the middle of a discussion about homophobia in hip-hop.
Jan. 5, 2018

7 black actresses who’d be perfect for the role of James Bond

The next Bond could be black or a woman, but why not both?

Dec. 30, 2017

Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” video imagines Blue Ivy as president of the United States in stunning visual

The Ava DuVernay-directed short film shows women leading the new America.
Dec. 28, 2017

Kwanzaa Crawl unites young black people in support of black-owned bars in New York City

Kwanzaa Crawl ushers in a modern way to ring in the weeklong cultural celebration.
Dec. 26, 2017

Appolition is collecting “spare change for freedom” and bailing black people out of jail

Kortney Ziegler and Tiffany Mikell created the app in November.
Dec. 12, 2017

Keaton’s bullying video went viral — but we should talk about Ashawnty and Rosalie’s stories, too

Some are asking, "What about Ashawnty Davis and Rosalie Avila?"
Dec. 6, 2017

Runsy’s art is a salute to her Mexican roots, the South Side of Chicago and a mother’s touch

The 24-year-old celebrates the power of mothers in her latest work.

Dec. 1, 2017

Meet Courtney Smith, a 26-year-old advocate fighting to end youth homelessness in Detroit

Smith is the founder of the Detroit Phoenix Center, a drop-in center for homeless youth.
Nov. 24, 2017

7 cities where you can find a black Santa this Christmas

From New York City to Los Angeles to Detroit, black Santa Claus is coming to town.
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.