Friday, January 29, 2016

Music VIDEO!: Coldplay feat. Beyoncé in 'Hymn For The Weekend'

What a wonderful day it is to be a Coldplay fan!

Not only did tickets go on pre-sale today for the band's first U.S. stadium tour, but they also released the music video for their new single "Hymn For The Weekend" feat. Beyoncé (seen above), taken from their new album "A Head Full Of Dreams." (Though the new visual may have excited some fans, it has received some backlash.)

To score your tickets, visit, and be sure to catch Coldplay and Beyoncé at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show next Sunday, Feb. 7. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Video via Coldplay's YouTube Page

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Let @notkarltonbanks 'bless' you with reflections of the black church on Instagram (video)

A video posted by Karlton Humes (@notkarltonbanks) on

Hi Everyone!

I know I haven't been on or posted anything in a while, but I want you to know that I am alive and well and do plan on posting things on the blog in the near future.

Photo via notkarltonbanks' Instagram page.
During the meantime, however, I would LOVE IT if you would take a look at notkarltonbanks' Instagram page. His real name is Karlton Humes and he posts many comedic videos reflecting the black church experience, he being COGIC, himself. He's from Hayti, Missouri, according to an article on BuzzFeed (yes, he's caught BuzzFeed's attention), and is a student at University of Pine Bluff Arkansas, posting many of the videos in his downtime. Since starting his account, he has amassed 323,000 Instagram followers.

If you are an African-American and have grown up in the church, like I have, then these videos will be a treat for you. Many of them include different characters, all played by Humes, with different wigs to match their personas—and they're all tasteful, so feel free to watch them at work, when you' know...not working. 

These videos are truly a joy, so I suggest you check them out and be sure to share them with a friend or two who could use a laugh.