The Drop: Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew’s “Black Futures” Is a Triumphant Celebration of Black Voices and Black Innovation

Black people are the future, creating some of the most beautiful and challenging art we have seen, forging a way out of the past while being entirely cognizant of it. As the editors state in the introduction, time is not linear, we are always in conversation with the past, present, and future. Black Futures as a collection is keenly aware of this.

The Drop: SassyBlack Makes Space for Black Women to Feel and Get Funky

“I can’t help but think, with the election so fresh on my mind, how black women are tasked with saving everyone including ourselves. What an emotional toll that takes. Like we literally are just boosting everyone up over our shoulders and no one turns around to extend a hand. For me, music has always been a healing space, so I deeply appreciate music like this that speaks to healing on that deep level.”