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The Roots' Questlove And Black Thought Sell 'Significant Stake' In Production Company, Two One Five Entertainment

The Roots’ leap from music into film and TV has turned out more than favorable. At the Academy Awards in March 2022, The Roots member Questlove won an Oscar for “Best Documentary Feature” as the director of “ Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” which told the story of the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, according to Billboard.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 8, 2023

Questlove Debuts Young Adult Novel Dedicated To His 9-Year-Old Self — 'I Want Black Nerds To See Themselves'

Questlove’s latest project is dedicated to all the children who love reading but may not always see themselves properly reflected.

Shanique Yates

Apr 21, 2023

Questlove And Black Thought Sued For Allegedly Defrauding Late Bandmate Leonard Hubbard Out Of Millions

Questlove and Black Thought have been sued for allegedly defrauding their former bandmate of millions of dollars.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 29, 2023

LeBron James, Questlove, John Legend Among Investors In $12M Funding Round For Climate-Conscious Company Neutral Foods

LeBron James has recently made yet another climate-conscious investment. Back in April, AfroTech reported that alongside Drake and Maverick Carter, the NBA superstar participated in a funding round for Palmetto — a clean energy startup. Now, he has invested in a company that is working to fight climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of agriculture.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 8, 2022

Questlove Partners With University In His Hometown To Provide Scholarship For Creatives

To support a learning pathway for creatives, Philadelphia native Questlove has partnered with the Ph.D. Program in Creativity at the University of Arts in Philadelphia to launch the Balvenie Fellowship creative scholarship, Philadelphia Tribune reports.  

Samantha Dorisca

May 5, 2022

Did You Know These Celebrities Taught College Courses?

Some celebrities go back to school after they become famous — and some teach college courses. More than just “stunt casting,” though, these celebrities take their roles as “professors” very seriously. They hold office hours, design full curriculums and throw themselves head-first into the work they do for the next generation of leaders. Sometimes, too, the celebrities who teach these college courses are living legends all on their own. For example, AfroTech recently reported about Grandmaster Flash, the Hip-Hop pioneer, teaching courses at the University of Buffalo. He’s also an artist in residency at the school in upstate New York. “The residency at UB gives me a chance to tell Hip-Hop’s whole story. The sights. The sounds. The places and the moments,” he said, according to the University of Buffalo. “It’s important that we get this history right. For the next generation to take music and art in new directions, they have to know where that music and art came from, who made it and...