This week in Parlouroids … R.I.P. Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross, also known as Mac Daddy. He died of unknown causes on Thursday, he was 34.
Leo Branton, Angela Davis‘ laywer during her infamous trial in the 1960s, has died. He was 91. In Georgia, Wilcox County High School held their first integrated prom for black and white students — ever (and uploaded pictures on their Facebook page). Yes, it’s 2013. Yes, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in America in January. As you were …
In music news, SpinMedia, a music, pop, and entertainment group, bought VIBE magazine and will likely take the publication online only. Lil Wayne wrote a letter to the Till family (after his Puma deal was on the line) which apologized for his lyric regarding Emmett Till, likening the pivotal lynching death to a sexual act. The Till clan has not accepted the apology. Speaking of lyrics, J Cole released his new mixtape Truly Yours (we approve) this week and rhymed about twins Tia and Tamera Mowery and their breasts but they were okay with it?
In New York, Solange performed during the 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music. And in sports, Jason Collins and Brittney Griner came out this week, and while everyone seems to care about Collins, few care about Britt.