Throwback: Black History Month: Erykah Badu

Today is the 20th day of Black History Month. I tend to use this time as a way to remind readers – and everyone else of a couple of important facts:

  • You can’t love Black artists and their work, and not see them as people 
  • Black lives — and Black art matters 
  • Black culture is American culture 

So as we go through the month, I’m going to talk about a collection of Black artists. It’ll be fairly comprehensive and eclectic list — although it won’t be a complete list. 

So far I’ve mentioned the following artists:

Today I wanted to celebrate Erykah Badu, one of the most dynamic and mesmerizing presences in contemporary music today. I’ve had the pleasure of catching her live at Afropunk, and she was amazing. Y’all need to see this sister do her thing.