A brief history of surfing in Africa and the diaspora

By Kevin Dawson Popular histories of surfing tell us that Polynesians were the only people to develop surfing, that the first account of surfing was written in Hawai‘i in 1778, and that Bruce Brown, Robert August, and Mike Hynson introduced…

Black History Inspirations: Melody Thornton’s Playlist Focuses on Empowerment

by Bianca Gracie Last year, as part of Billboard’s Black History Month celebration, we asked Black artists spanning all genres to compile unique playlists exclusive to Billboard‘s Spotify account. Everyone from Normani and Khalid to DJ Premier and Rapsody shared tracks that represented their love for the culture across the diaspora…